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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 3.3.2016

Monday, March 7, 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 410
cubbie9000 4
eraycollins 3
brianjkelsey 2
ATXRail 1
jenniferinc 1
JoClifton78704 1
PAONCO 1
ericwg 1
nick_vanzandt 1
MayorAdler 1
DanKeshet 1
breathesgelatin 1

Thursday, March 03, 2016 9AM

checking in from #atxcouncil where we’ve got occupancy limits, Pilot Knob, the @MayorAdler music omnibus, and lots more to deal with #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:47 AM
checking in from #atxcouncil where we’ve got occupancy limits, Pilot Knob, the @MayorAdler music omnibus, and lots more to deal with #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:47 AM
RT @MayorAdler: And much, much more. https://t.co/6HpstWCw8Y March 03, 2016 09:59 AM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 10AM

RT @MayorAdler: My P Knob amd clarifies we have option, not obligation, 2 redirect fees 2 perm affdblty. #atxcouncil https://t.co/Y4py6rkzJU March 03, 2016 10:07 AM
to be clear on that last tweet, here is a link to @MayorAdler’s Pilot Knob amend: https://t.co/Y4py6rkzJU #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 10:09 AM
looks like Pilot Knob will be set for a 2pm time certain (that means 2pm or later) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:13 AM
#atxcouncil under way March 03, 2016 10:19 AM
CAMPO proxy item (23) is ppd until 3.31 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:22 AM
Item 30
renaming of tennis center is ppd (item 30) until 4.7 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:22 AM
pulled: 7, 13, 15, 18 (P. Knob, 2pm), 20, 21, 24 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:24 AM
pulled: 7, 13, 15, 18 (P. Knob, 2pm), 20, 21, 24 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:24 AM
Item 38
RT @AndraCLim: Thornton Road zoning case won’t be taken up until 6 p.m. at the earliest #atxcouncil (item 38) March 03, 2016 10:24 AM
also, the Metz Park/Holly plant decom item (43) will be w.drawn #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:28 AM
.@poolforaustin taking a moment to chat re @MayorAdler music omnibus. raising concerns re local business support music #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:32 AM
.@poolforaustin looking to add amend that specifically references those businesses. @MayorAdler suggests this in there #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:33 AM
.@d3forpio also has suggestions, and @d5kitchen has some comments. and thus the music omnibus item (19) will be pulled. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:34 AM
ericwg "Are all the members of #ATXCouncil present today?"
.@ericwg missing MPT @kathietovo this morning. seems #atxcouncil will wait for her to return to deal with Pilot Knob (2 or later) March 03, 2016 10:37 AM
.@mayoradler raises concerns about lack of backup for setting a hearing staff notes trickiness here #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:39 AM
and @DonZimmermanATX will change his vote on this matter #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:39 AM
.@sherigallod10 adds her voice to timeline concerns. #atxcouncil trying to get draft ordinances publicly available sooner #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:40 AM
trickiness, is that w potential delays (w.out docs) this could push entire process back #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:41 AM
#atxcouncil consent passes (w abstentions, nos, and MPT @Kathietovo off the dais) #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:42 AM
#atxcouncil moves on to items 32, 33, 34. bylaws housekeeping for a handful of #atxgov committees March 03, 2016 10:43 AM
ATXRail "#ATXCouncil Item 23 Proxy representation on @CAMPOTexas by @SheriGalloD10 @DGarzaforD2 @D5Kitchen @EllenforAustin https://t.co/35LravssOM"
.@ATXRail this has been ppd until 3.31 March 03, 2016 10:44 AM
Item 34
.@sherigallod10 suggests that item 34 is a larger change, #atxcouncil will discuss #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:45 AM
.@donzimmermanatx a no on 33. worries replace of “solid waste” w “materials” is “Orwellian” attempt to limit solid waste #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:47 AM
32 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:47 AM
abstain: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:48 AM
off the dais: @Kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:48 AM
33 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:48 AM
33 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:48 AM
abstains: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov (@oraatx1, @DonZimmermanATX) March 03, 2016 10:48 AM
off the dais: @Kathietovo #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 10:49 AM
staff now explaining 34. aimed at 14 or + members to change quorum rules; would make it easier for boards to take action #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:50 AM
#atxcouncil tables 34 as @oraatx1 raises an additional question #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:52 AM
Item 31
#atxcouncil moves along to item 31. this is the affordability audit mentioned in @MayorAdler state of #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:53 AM
.@ellenforaustin: “always interested” in ways to improve affordability. notes this means diffnt things to diffnt #atxcouncil members #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:54 AM
still, @EllenforAustin supports move, notes unanimous passage at #atxcouncil subcommittee level #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:55 AM
Affordability Audit will mean removal of 3 audits that were planned for this year #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:56 AM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 11AM

missed that vote, we’re back to 34 the large board quorum thing. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:01 AM
RT @MayorAdler: This 1st-ever Affordability Audit will make us smarter, more deliberate & more focused…(re) affordability. #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 11:01 AM
34 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:02 AM
abstain: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:02 AM
off the dais: @Kathietovo #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 03, 2016 11:03 AM
31, the affordability audit did pass. did not catch the count. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:03 AM
Item 30
#atxcouncil heads to ppd item 30, will be back after renaming policy is back #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:03 AM
.@dgarzaford2 wants to know why parks renaming policy delayed. here’s @austinmonitor latest: https://t.co/Lj7AkiuNHk #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:05 AM
30 is ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:05 AM
Item 15
#atxcouncil heads to item 15. 15 is for $250k study of economic impact of transportation corridors #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:06 AM
staff: this would look at TIFs for potential transpo projects #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:06 AM
staff: this would look at TIFs for potential transpo projects #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:06 AM
.@donzimmermanatx wants to know if group behind study has ever recommended against TIF. staff: they don’t make the recc #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:08 AM
.@donzimmermanatx wants ability to grade study efficacy. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:09 AM
staff: eh…#atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:09 AM
15 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:10 AM
abstain @EllenforAustin #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 11:10 AM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:10 AM
off the dais: @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:10 AM
Item 19
#atxcouncil now moves on to item 19. this is the music omnibus #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:11 AM
.@d5kitchen calls music omnibus “a very good resolution”; pitches amend looks to protect “existing studio space” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:14 AM
.@d5kitchen move to add studio space protections accepted #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:16 AM
.@poolforaustin now angling for specific references to local businesses in music omnibus #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:17 AM
.@mayoradler props change to call them “local and small” businesses. and that’s in. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:17 AM
Here is @d3forpio’s amend (still coming) #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/PXAo2BqCyX March 03, 2016 11:19 AM
.@oraatx1 looking for room to ensure that a diverse cross-section of genres is included in music omnibus #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:20 AM
.@d3forpio laying out his amendment now #atxcouncil #ATgov March 03, 2016 11:21 AM
.@d3forpio basically looking for an entertainment license that would consolidate permitting. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:22 AM
that @d3forpio item is in #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:23 AM
.@donzimmermanatx looking for costs associated with suggestions in omnibus. puts the figure at $8.5m #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:24 AM
.@donzimmermanatx goes through list of line items. suggests that costs here add to lack of #atxgov affordability #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 11:25 AM
.@donzimmermanatx goes through list of line items. suggests that costs here add to lack of #atxgov affordability #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 11:25 AM
.@ellenforaustin asks @MayorAdler to respond to potential cost concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:27 AM
.@mayoradler: won’t work if we do it “on back of govt subsidy”; looking for eco-system to support #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:28 AM
.@mayoradler notes that programs listed by @DonZimmermanATX go through bidding process, funded by HOT taxes #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:28 AM
19 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:29 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:29 AM
off the dais @Kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:29 AM
Item 44
#atxcouncil picks up item 44. 44 fills an open seat on muni civil svc commission #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:31 AM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders how #atxcouncil got names for position, vetted…#atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:31 AM
.@ellenforaustin touts the number of qualified apps that A&F received. @DonZimmermanATX looking for names #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:32 AM
…names of other potential candidates, that is #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:33 AM
.@oraatx1 raises concerns that muni civil svc comm is too “labor heavy” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:35 AM
.@poolforaustin disputes this characterization #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:35 AM
.@oraatx1 adds that she’s also looking for mgmt representation (as opposed to attorneys) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:37 AM
.@poolforaustin notes that current candidate has served in a mgmt role #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:37 AM
.@ellenforaustin now looking for candidate resume to hand to #atxcouncil colleagues so they can vet #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:38 AM
#atxcouncil tables 44 so they can review resumes of candidates #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:41 AM
Item 20
#atxcouncil moves along to item 20. 20 directs #atxgov Mgr to address food deserts March 03, 2016 11:42 AM
.@sherigallod10 looking for language change that would leave room for further scope definition in coming #atxgov office #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 11:43 AM
.@dgarzaford2 won’t support. suggests food desert issue is pressing. needs to be component of equity office #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:46 AM
.@dgarzaford2 won’t support. suggests food desert issue is pressing. needs to be component of equity office #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:46 AM
.@oraatx1 says no groceries w “healthy food” e of 183. still, suggests food desert issue scatters equity office mission #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:48 AM
.@dgarzaford2 moves to table until MPT @kathietovo, a co-sponsor, gets back #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:48 AM
Item 37
#atxcouncil moves to item 37. rezone of 4517 Triangle. 2nd and 3rd reading passage. #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:49 AM
37 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:49 AM
off the dais MPT @Kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:50 AM
Item 21
#atxcouncil now turns to item 21. scheduling for Austin Energy rate case calendar #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:52 AM
this one may need to be tabled too. staff is trying to get schedule options laid over proposed calendar. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:53 AM
.@poolforaustin suggests that AE needs to look at rates more frequently than 5 years. staff concurs #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 11:56 AM
#atxcouncil moves to #citcom, will be back about 2. lunch time! March 03, 2016 11:58 AM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 12PM

oh! @austinmonitor is doing #amplifyatx! show yr support for strong local journalism by scheduling a donation today https://t.co/VacM76na4n March 03, 2016 12:00 PM
brianjkelsey ".@MKanin @AndraCLim what time is #atxcouncil taking up occupancy limits?"
@brianjkelsey @AndraCLim post-2, it seems. March 03, 2016 12:21 PM
eraycollins "This is where you need to let @cubbie9000 sub for you @MKanin. Best #citcom snark at #travco, let him spread his wings."
.@eraycollins happy to let you do this, @cubbie9000 March 03, 2016 12:56 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 1PM

stirring on dais. looks like #atxcouncil is set to return March 03, 2016 01:51 PM
so you all know: your @austinmonitor team ate a big lunch. #atxcouncil #atxgov #naptime? March 03, 2016 01:51 PM
eraycollins "How many martinis? Inquiring minds want to know. @MKanin @austinmonitor"
@eraycollins @austinmonitor sigh. Those days are over, I’m afraid March 03, 2016 01:54 PM
#atxcouncil is back March 03, 2016 01:54 PM
Item 13
we’re on item 13, which would authorize a consultant for @Austin_Police community policing ($200k) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 01:56 PM
.@oraatx1 looking for what community policing means in context. looking to be sure “marginalized” communities included #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 01:57 PM
.@oraatx1 adds that the item looks to her like a grab for more APD staff. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 01:57 PM
.@oraatx1 adds that the item looks to her like a grab for more APD staff. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 01:57 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 2PM

RT @AndraCLim: Acevedo: We are trying to increase proactive policing time to 30 to 50 percent #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 02:01 PM
.@oraatx1 also pushing for non-white inclusion, to be sure that POCs feel comfortable getting involved #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:02 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Houston: Having an all-white group of consultants doesn’t really hit the mark for me #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 02:03 PM
staff: notes that contract bid cannot specify that those who do work are POCs, but can address #atxcouncil concerns in other ways #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:04 PM
.@dgarzaford2 wonders if this will spell end to District Rep program. staff: not necessarily, would compliment #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:07 PM
.@dgarzaford2 clarifies. notes that its a broad look at APD ops, could recommend end of DRs, could reflect efficacy #ATxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 02:08 PM
.@gregoriocasar wonders what report might say w.r.t. how @Austin_Police does community policing #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:09 PM
.@gregoriocasar: how much will be about staffing, how much will be about strategy #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:10 PM
staff: study will allow department to develop a broad definition of strategies #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:10 PM
.@gregoriocasar doesn’t want study to just say that everything is great. “i want to be surprised by something” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:11 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks where funding is coming fun. staff: budget stabilization #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:12 PM
.@donzimmermanatx reads property crime stats from @KUT 2013 piece; argues @Austin_Police should worry about prop crimes #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:15 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that focus on prop crimes would go further to get community buy-in for @Austin_Police #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:16 PM
.@donzimmermanatx adds that @austin_police should shut down more parties to garner more public support #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:16 PM
staff: study metrics will include marks derived from what is important to community #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:24 PM
13 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:26 PM
nays @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:26 PM
Item 21
#atxcouncil moves along to item 21. 21 is the schedule for Austin Energy’s rate case. #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:26 PM
CCARE rep up first. argues case “of this nature” typically runs about 185 days #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:28 PM
CCARE rep up first. argues case “of this nature” typically runs about 185 days #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:28 PM
CCARE rep adds that consumer advocate, others need time to get case together. time for discovery. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:28 PM
CCARE rep likes hearings examiner schedule #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:28 PM
CCARE also wants hearings examiner to have more power over “scope and schedule” in case #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:29 PM
CCARE also pushing for standing item on #atxcouncil agenda that would allow CMs to discuss rate case whenever it wants #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:30 PM
.@PoolforAustin amendment on AE rate schedule #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/PEOQPk5fLv March 03, 2016 02:37 PM
John Kaufman, AE consumer advocate now up #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:38 PM
Kaufman calls set up one of the best he’s seen #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:39 PM
consumer advocate Kaufman looking for just a bit more time in case. “we can do a more thorough job” w more time #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:40 PM
Kaiba White up now. With Public Citizen. echoes calls for more time with rate case. notes “unusual consensus” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:43 PM
staff now going over four options on rate case schedule for #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:45 PM
this would have #atxcouncil meeting the “entire final week of june” to have hearings and set rates #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:45 PM
option 2 extends hearings process by about a month. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:47 PM
options 3 and 4 brings final decision on rate ordinance in late August, early september #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:47 PM
means august deliberations on rate case #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:48 PM
so. to sum. options 1-4 offer sequentially longer timelines for coming AE rate case #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:50 PM
seems like #atxcouncil will get to have budget hearings and rate hearings, together, this summer. #atxgov #funfunfunfunfunfunfunfunfunfunfun March 03, 2016 02:53 PM
.@mayoradler: do we need to know the rates before we do the budget? how will #atxcouncil handle this #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:56 PM
staff: hope rate policy decisions will come before budget (like change to transfer) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 02:56 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 3PM

.@mayoradler suggests the question of the transfers should perhaps come in may. staff suggests this may be too late #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:01 PM
.@mayoradler suggests the question of the transfers should perhaps come in may. staff suggests this may be too late #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:01 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that direction to hearings examiner on transfers is not appropriate #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:02 PM
staff confirms that hearings examiner will come back w transfer action recommendation #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:03 PM
.@mayoradler looking for room to give some instruction to hearings examiner prior to examiner recs #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:04 PM
.@d5kitchen: transfer decision depends on impact to budget. all numbers connected. this, she says, argues for more time #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:09 PM
.@d5kitchen. lets do August. @MayorAdler agrees #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:09 PM
.@poolforaustin moves approval of item as amended by her #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:14 PM
#atxcouncil now deep into legal language discussion on dates in resolution. #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:21 PM
small change to @PoolforAustin resolution that has rates set by 8.29 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:22 PM
#atxcouncil seems headed toward option four schedule for AE rate hearings #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:26 PM
#atxcouncil is headed toward option four here. #atxgov #lonnnnnggggaugust March 03, 2016 03:26 PM
option four passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:27 PM
.@poolforaustin amend passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:28 PM
that’ll complete 21. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:28 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Is it me or has that faded a bit? Lesson I take: governing large city is hard; no free lunch by changing how council is elected."
.@DanKeshet i think everything in those last two tweets is very accurate March 03, 2016 03:28 PM
Item 20
with that, #atxcouncil moves back to item 20. 20 is the food desert item #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:29 PM
#atxcouncil will hear #citcom on this before resuming deliberations #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:31 PM
#citcom is done on 20. #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 03:48 PM
CMgr Ott notes that he considers food access as an “important part of the overall mission of the (#atxgov equity) office” #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 03:49 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that there are other places that she would specifically like the equity office to be involved #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:50 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that there are other places that she would specifically like the equity office to be involved #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:50 PM
CMgr adds, however, that mission characterization, staff decisions should be left w Manager’s office. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:51 PM
CMgr prefers “consider” instruction. @dgarzaford2 would rather be more specific #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:51 PM
.@poolforaustin also favors strong language #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:53 PM
.@mayoradler notes CMgr statement about food access in equity dept. won’t vote for stronger language #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:56 PM
question here for #atxcouncil appears to be one of whether direction here is micromanaging or not #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:57 PM
.@oraatx1 also pushing for additional resolution(s?) to include all of everything that the equity office should cover #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:58 PM
.@mayoradler doesn’t want to go down that road #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:58 PM
stronger language fails. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 03:59 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 4PM

.@donzimmermanatx calls idea that food stores in #Atxgov unwilling to sell healthy food ridiculous. adds equity dept is bad idea #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 04:00 PM
RT @MayorAdler: Not unless there is a dedicated bus lane. #YearofMobility https://t.co/S9ev3e5LZa March 03, 2016 04:01 PM
MayorAdler "Not unless there is a dedicated bus lane. #YearofMobility https://t.co/S9ev3e5LZa"
@MayorAdler zing! March 03, 2016 04:01 PM
.@ellenforaustin pitches small language change around SNAP enrollment #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:04 PM
accepted. 20 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:05 PM
nay @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:05 PM
Item 43
#atxcouncil quickly withdraws item 43, moves along to item 18. 18 is Pilot Knob. #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:05 PM
.@mayoradler laying out his amendment. that’s posted here: https://t.co/a7kFXwT23o #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:07 PM
meanwhile, here’s our latest (via our @kut partnership and @AKMcGlinchy) on Pilot Knob https://t.co/IdqG1U6w2L #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:08 PM
#citcom first here. SHH is first. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:12 PM
in response to SHH concerns, @mayoradler suggests that his amend is a way to get things back to where we were #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:13 PM
in response to SHH concerns, @mayoradler suggests that his amend is a way to get things back to where we were #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:13 PM
prompted by CMgr Ott responding to SHH on staff as liars, @mayoradler suggests no such thing happened #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:14 PM
eraycollins "Sonic Hedgehog? You laugh, but it’s a gene, SHH. @MKanin"
@eraycollins stuartharryhersh March 03, 2016 04:14 PM
thinking hashtags here. #knobmentality ? March 03, 2016 04:16 PM
Mandy DeMayo defends concept of using all tools for affordable housing #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 04:19 PM
Sunshine Mathon w Foundation Communities up. defending #atxgov SMART housing, needs to return to nat’l-rec status #atxcouncil #knobmentality March 03, 2016 04:22 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that 10% is not enough in terms of affordable housing #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 04:27 PM
Mahon adds that market-rate housing is key to getting affordable housing to work #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:28 PM
lots of ranging here, as #atxcouncil continues to explore broader issues around how to pay for affordable housing #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:36 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders if subsidized renters continue renting as income increases. Mathon: we check income annually #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:39 PM
meanwhile, @lizpagano and i continue to debate hashtags #cornontheknob #wereknobgonnatakeit March 03, 2016 04:45 PM
18 returns to dais. #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 04:46 PM
.@poolforaustin looking for vote on @EllenforAustin lang. @mayoradler: vote comes on pending amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 04:47 PM
MPT @Kathietovo suggests that amendments on table handle situation well, focus “our attention on the issues” #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:51 PM
.@poolforaustin notes meter count being used now. that dropped $$figure #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 04:53 PM
.@poolforaustin wonders how meters will be counting w.r.t. annual SMART housing cap of 1500 units #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 04:55 PM
staff: whenever they count the meters, it counts for cap #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:56 PM
.@poolforaustin asks re southwestern regional wastewater treatment facility. wonders about expansion w.r.t. Pilot Knob #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 04:57 PM
staff: facility would have to be expanded, but not just because of Pilot Knob #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 04:57 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 5PM

.@poolforaustin clarifying affdble hsing fee waivers go to separate fund, could be sent to housing OR back to water ut #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:01 PM
.@poolforaustin clarifying affdble hsing fee waivers go to separate fund, could be sent to housing OR back to water ut #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:01 PM
.@mayoradler accepts @poolforaustin amend that allows this to happen #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 05:01 PM
it seems all of this Pilot Knob stuff will head back through committees, boards then finally back to #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 05:04 PM
.@poolforaustin further clarifies that considerations will be limited to affdble hsing, fee waivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:06 PM
.@ellenforaustin looking to be sure that boards and comms have any flexibility they need to broadly address those topics #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 03, 2016 05:07 PM
also. we should note that this will restart the zoning process #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 05:07 PM
.@dgarzaford2 asks what @PoolforAustin amend does to @MayorAdler amend. Mayor: non-substantive #atxcouncil #Atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 05:10 PM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests it is substantive. @poolforaustin: allows for conversation bout where to send $s #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 05:12 PM
.@dgarzaford2 still not satisfied. ?s @PoolforAustin re if amend widens scope. CM Pool: i thought it was narrowing down #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 03, 2016 05:18 PM
.@poolforaustin intent appears to be to examine affordable housing, fee waivers #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:19 PM
.@PoolforAustin amend passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 05:20 PM
much confusion there. we’re going to revote? #atxcouncil #atxgov #knobmentality March 03, 2016 05:21 PM
oh. so we’re voting on language from @PoolforAustin as part of amends from @MayorAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:21 PM
that passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:22 PM
@DonZimmermanATX is nay #ATxcouncil #ATxfov March 03, 2016 05:22 PM
with that, 18 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:22 PM
nay is @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:23 PM
Item 36
#atxcouncil quickly takes up item 36, small lot amnesty #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:24 PM
.@gregoriocasar working wider language here. if vote stays the same, he’ll get more time (will only pass on 2nd reading) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:24 PM
.@gregoriocasar moves for 2nd reading only as he works on alternate small lot proposal #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:27 PM
.@gregoriocasar moves for 2nd reading only as he works on alternate small lot proposal #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:27 PM
.@poolforaustin and @d5kitchen trying to get @GregorioCasar to vote yes here ahead of his additional work. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:28 PM
i believe we’ll need 7 votes to pass loophole closure on 2nd & 3rd. again, we didn’t have those numbers last time #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:28 PM
a refresher on where we were in mid-Feb https://t.co/N35LRGAoZ5 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:29 PM
2nd reading fails. yeas: @GregorioCasar, @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin, @dgarzaford2, i believe #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:30 PM
this means we will vote for 2 & 3 readings #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:31 PM
loophole closure passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:34 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX, @GregorioCasar, @EllenforAustin, @dgarzaford2 #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 03, 2016 05:34 PM
#atxcouncil set to break for dinner. they’ll do 7 first when they come back from break #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:35 PM
#Atxcouncil order appears to be 7, 38, 24, 44 the rest of today March 03, 2016 05:35 PM
#atxcouncil will try to get back at 645 #atxgov March 03, 2016 05:36 PM
quick clarity on the #knobmentality item: there was no actual vote on @PoolforAustin, it was accepted by @MayorAdler #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 05:37 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 6PM

breathesgelatin "@MKanin am I correct in understanding we’re starting completely over on Pilot Knob plan…..?"
@breathesgelatin more or less. March 03, 2016 06:33 PM
#atxcouncil due back shortly. here is @GregorioCasar’s most recent proposal for a new committee structure https://t.co/2rwscEQkqd #atxgov March 03, 2016 06:59 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 7PM

we’ll do 7 first (occ limits), then zoning case (38), then committee structure, then muni cvl service comm appointee #atxcouncil #aTxgov March 03, 2016 07:01 PM
or at least that’s what @MayorAdler indicated before the break #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:01 PM
#atxcouncil returns with MPT @Kathietovo at the helm #Atxgov March 03, 2016 07:08 PM
Item 7
item 7 is indeed first. this is the occupancy limits thing. #atxcouncil will take #citcom first #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:09 PM
7 removes portions of a 2014 occupancy limit reduction that would end limits at the end of March #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:11 PM
first speaker suggests that limits in mcmansion area have worked. (decreased tear-downs in area via reducing occ) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:12 PM
first speaker suggests that limits in mcmansion area have worked. (decreased tear-downs in area via reducing occ) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:12 PM
here’s our take from March, 2014 (by yrs truly, turns out): https://t.co/0Takcp5RbY #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 07:13 PM
Back in 2014, CM Spelman was the only vote against the measure, arguing that it was “overbroad” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:14 PM
RT @brianjkelsey: @MKanin I think there was also a good analysis published on this somewhere. March 03, 2016 07:14 PM
brianjkelsey "@MKanin I think there was also a good analysis published on this somewhere."
@brianjkelsey i was JUST getting to this! March 03, 2016 07:15 PM
.@brianjkelsey and his Civic Analytics team put together a (very rushed) look at whether this action would be effective. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:17 PM
for those interested in a trip down memory lane, that CA report is here: https://t.co/1D1rezJ7ge #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:18 PM
i believe that @brianjkelsey has offered some additional thoughts just this morning via Twitter #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:19 PM
#citcom on 7 ends. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:21 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves removal of expiration date #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:22 PM
.@sherigallod10 wonders if this will be part of CodeNEXT. staff: yes. #aTxcouncil #ATxgov March 03, 2016 07:22 PM
.@gregoriocasar will vote for this. has concerns about impact on folks “trying to make ends meet” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:23 PM
.@gregoriocasar further notes that #ATxgov Code has issued no violations for “folks trying to make ends meet” #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 07:23 PM
.@gregoriocasar is looking to CodeNEXT to sort out a more permanent solution #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:24 PM
.@gregoriocasar continues to site concerns over affordability here, will look fd to “something better” in future #atxcouncil #aTxgov March 03, 2016 07:25 PM
7 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:25 PM
nay: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:26 PM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:26 PM
Item 38
with that, #atxcouncil moves along to item 38. 38 is a request for rezone in NHd south of Oltorf. #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:26 PM
.@d5kitchen laying out item. argues that the rezone doesn’t make sense “right here, on this road” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:27 PM
.@d5kitchen laying out item. argues that the rezone doesn’t make sense “right here, on this road” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:27 PM
.@d5kitchen cites traffic impact, flooding, loss of “existing affordable studio space” for artists #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:27 PM
.@d5kitchen now turns the reigns over to staff, who will lay out case #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:29 PM
staff rec is to move to mixed use w trip limits and use limits #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:29 PM
property is in @d5kitchen’s district #atxcouncil #aTxgov March 03, 2016 07:30 PM
staff: recommendation here was “tough”; transportation “toughest issue” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:30 PM
staff is concerned about density and traffic. also can’t support VMU because “it doesn’t meet definition” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:31 PM
staff casts recommendation as a compromise. also notes valid petition. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:33 PM
item is only ready for 1st reading tonight anyway #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:33 PM
case needs at least six to continue #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:34 PM
standard practice, btw, to not have ordinance ready on 1st reading for tough cases. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:35 PM
on ?s from @d5kitchen, staff acknowledges project doesn’t meet traffic standards. specific here w intersection, seems #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:38 PM
.@d5kitchen: there is some mitigation planned, but argues that this doesn’t help intersection meet standards #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:38 PM
#atxcouncil dives into math around trip calculations. @d5kitchen suggests that “this particular project” poses larger threat to Nhd #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:42 PM
on prompting from @d5kitchen staff: not comfortable w traffic signal, would be a hybrid crossing #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:44 PM
#atxcouncil moves into what will be 2 hours of #citcom on this matter #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:44 PM
Applicant (developer rep) goes first #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:45 PM
David Hartmann is the dev rep #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:45 PM
cubbie9000 "@EvaRuth @MKanin You guys want me to bring you anything? Pillows? Booze? Milk jug full of propofol?"
@cubbie9000 @EvaRuth all three? And a pizza? March 03, 2016 07:48 PM
Hartmann argues that, with improvements proposed by dev, traffic will be much improved #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:51 PM
Hartmann argues that, with improvements proposed by dev, traffic will be much improved #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 07:51 PM
nick_vanzandt "Just got what seemed like a push poll from “Indy Survey” wanting to ask about May 7 ballot election of Uber/Lyft. #atxcouncil @austinmonitor"
@nick_vanzandt thx! one of our reporters got the same March 03, 2016 07:52 PM
dev pitching 22 units at 60% of MFI, calls ’em live/work units #ATxcouncil #Atxgov March 03, 2016 07:57 PM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin @EvaRuth Sure thing. Just give me about two hours to round it all up."
@cubbie9000 @EvaRuth yr fast with a jug of propofol March 03, 2016 07:58 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 8PM

Kim Johnson w S Lamar NHA up. will argue against #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:00 PM
Johnson notes that NHA has supported density at such projects as Bluebonnet #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:02 PM
turns to S Lamar mitigation plan, passed by past #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 03, 2016 08:04 PM
Johnson turns to traffic issue. argues Thornton road has “little capacity” and “no connectivity” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:06 PM
testimony from those opposed to project continues. concerns over traffic, preservation of studios at current site. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:29 PM
#citcom on Thornton Road case ends. Dev rep closing. argues traffic mitigation proposal “solves” transpo prob for NH #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 08:47 PM
.@donzimmermanatx into land costs. wants to know why property went up by 430% #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:49 PM
(in two years on dirt) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:50 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes the high costs, calls em unaffordable, argues that “this is the root of the problem” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:51 PM
.@oraatx1 notes her personal experience with the size of road. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:51 PM
not sure how this one passes, but i could be wrong. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:51 PM
to be clear on that last tweet, that’s an informal count on my part, not statement of quality or anything else #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:52 PM
.@sherigallod10 looks at current zoning, notes that property is zoned commercial as-is #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:53 PM
.@sherigallod10 argues current zoning allows for uses that may be more objectionable to neighbors than current proposal #atxcouncil #aTxgov March 03, 2016 08:53 PM
.@ellenforaustin echoes @sherigallod10 concerns over fact that commercial zoning is already on ground #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 08:55 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 9PM

.@mayoradler signals that he will vote against case. #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:01 PM
.@mayoradler signals that he will vote against case. #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:01 PM
.@gregoriocasar will also not vote for project. argues not everywhere is the right place to put housing. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:06 PM
this looks REAL dead #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:06 PM
.@gregoriocasar notes that debate is hard because “we know we don’t have enough” housing #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:07 PM
.@gregoriocasar: density might be okay off corridors, in “as many places as we can get them, where it makes sense” #ATxcouncil #Atxgov March 03, 2016 09:07 PM
.@d5kitchen supports “much more housing” and VMU, but not here #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:08 PM
.@dgarzaford2 echoes @GregorioCasar #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:09 PM
.@dgarzaford2: vote doesn’t save these studios, but sends a message #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:10 PM
MPT @kathietovo also supports denial. agrees w #atxcouncil colleagues, worries about what might be lost #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:12 PM
(side note: trying real hard not to giggle at #GOPDebate tweets while in #atxcouncil chambers) March 03, 2016 09:12 PM
.@donzimmermanatx back to 400+% property tax +++. argues vote doesn’t save anything cause landlord’ll have to raise rent #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 03, 2016 09:13 PM
.@oraatx1 agrees w @donzimmermanatx, but will still vote to deny #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:14 PM
.@ellenforaustin jokes that now might be a good time to get #atxcouncil to commit to not raise property taxes next year. #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:16 PM
.@d5kitchen motion to deny passes. yeas: 10 #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:20 PM
nays: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 09:21 PM
Item 44
#atxcouncil will now turn to back to item 44. 44 is to appoint a new muni cvl svc commissioner #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:21 PM
jenniferinc "@MKanin @D5Kitchen so the studios are safe?"
@jenniferinc the project was denied. so, for now at least March 03, 2016 09:22 PM
44 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:22 PM
#atxcouncil will close with the reconfiguration of its committee system #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:23 PM
Item 24
this is item 24. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:23 PM
Item 24
this is item 24. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:23 PM
David King is first. calls changes an improvement #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:23 PM
reminder. @GregorioCasar’s changes are here: https://t.co/OTv99OpyLn #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:25 PM
here is our latest on these potential changes. https://t.co/ueZIR6OfUF #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:25 PM
PAONCO "I’ve got a 5 spot for anyone that can get @MKanin to chuckle loud enough to be heard from the dais. https://t.co/KjfvY0ST7o"
@PAONCO you should have been here when we were discussing Pilot Knob hashtags… March 03, 2016 09:26 PM
Michael Whellan up, on his own behalf. notes incredible amount of redundancy with current system #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:28 PM
Whellan adds that impact on #atxgov staff adds to the difficulties #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 09:28 PM
Whellan argues that this is “most acute” at #atxgov management level #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 09:28 PM
RT @PAONCO: @MKanin maybe you can get the @austinmonitor to run a “20 best rejected Pilot Knob Hashtags” listicle. March 03, 2016 09:29 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that the revisions make #atxcouncil committees “utterly worthless” #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:30 PM
Whellan: “We’re not the state lege or congress” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:30 PM
.@gregoriocasar asks if structural changes will make things better for #atxgov staff. CMgr rep: “it could help us” #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 09:31 PM
.@mayoradler argues that @GregorioCasar proposal is not end of process, more #atxgov staff-focused changes could come #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 09:32 PM
.@gregoriocasar moves approval #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:33 PM
.@gregoriocasar into what’s here. first: notice when something goes thru committee (rather than not) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:34 PM
Bs and Cs, judges, others can refer items to committees #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:35 PM
changes idea of bypassing to, seemingly, make the trip directly to #atxcouncil more comfortable #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:36 PM
that last one was in a resolution approved by #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:36 PM
res also moves term to 2 years from 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:37 PM
res shifts staff support from chair to whole committee #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:37 PM
res shifts staff support from chair to whole committee #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:37 PM
res clarifies that whole body of committee can meet with #atxcouncil member w.out posting, so long as no quorum #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:38 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that change that implements tiered system of item moving to committee, to #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:39 PM
another change = #atxcouncil committee cannot direct #atxgov staff March 03, 2016 09:41 PM
.@gregoriocasar won’t yet move section of ord that address length of public comment for later in march #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:42 PM
to be clear: this is an ord, not a res #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:42 PM
a couple of amendments from @oraatx1 here. move a bit of language around #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:47 PM
.@sherigallod10 worries about two year committee terms. suggests that this could silo things #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:47 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that if #atxcouncil committees did “real work” 2year terms are advantage, given depth of knowledge gained #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:48 PM
.@poolforaustin wonders about how committee assignments worked under previous #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:50 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes it was a collective decision by former #atxcouncil #atxgov, adds it was “somewhat less formalized” March 03, 2016 09:51 PM
MPT @kathietovo also suggests “it’s a good idea to check in every year” on committees and assignments #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:51 PM
seems two years might stick here. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:53 PM
.@sherigallod10 wonders about staff liaison change. this appears intended to allow coms to determine their own agendas #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:54 PM
.@oraatx1 arguing for ability for just one #atxcouncil member to put something on committee agenda #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:55 PM
.@gregoriocasar concedes that a vote to leave the 1 #atxcouncil member policy in place would make liaison change not necessary #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:57 PM
.@poolforaustin likens the need for 2 #atxcouncil member support to getting a second. #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:58 PM
MPT @kathietovo also supports increase to 2 #atxcouncil members to get something on a committee agenda #atxgov March 03, 2016 09:58 PM

Thursday, March 03, 2016 10PM

.@donzimmermanatx also favors single #atxcouncil member. “by raising this bar” squelches ability to have discussion #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:01 PM
.@mayoradler looking for middle ground. maybe a different section of committee agenda for single #atxcouncil member items #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:02 PM
.@mayoradler looking for middle ground. maybe a different section of committee agenda for single #atxcouncil member items #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:02 PM
.@d5kitchen, @sherigallod10, @DonZimmermanATX, @EllenforAustin all vote against extending #atxcouncil meeting. still, we continue #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:05 PM
prompted by @kathietovo, CMgr rep notes staff wants to support #atxcouncil members in deliberation #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:06 PM
.@mayoradler floats idea of creating space for #atxcouncil to discuss w.out staff present #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:07 PM
meanwhile, @GregorioCasar notes taxing load of current system. not intending to “squelch,” trying to manage workload #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 10:07 PM
.@gregoriocasar casts changes as a way to give more control to committees over agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:10 PM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that policy changes are driven by small fraction of incidents. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:11 PM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests that “everyone should have 4 cosponsors”; argues that current system is a “waste of time” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:15 PM
.@dgarzaford2 adds concern over lack of staff floated by @MayorAdler, notes she can’t be an expert in everything #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:16 PM
.@dgarzaford2 argues that existing system has “tripled” work of #atxgov staff #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 10:16 PM
.@donzimmermanatx turns to TNC debate, implies majority of #atxcouncil is on the wrong side of policy (and maybe #atxgov) March 03, 2016 10:18 PM
.@donzimmermanatx adds that majority of population is getting mad at his #atxcouncil colleagues #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:19 PM
and then @d5kitchen and @donzimmermanatx go back and forth about TNCs…#atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:19 PM
2 #atxcouncil member approval passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:20 PM
nays: 3 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:21 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests change that would add a bit of nuance to liaison. would serve chair w consent of committee #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:22 PM
that seems to work. #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 03, 2016 10:23 PM
.@sherigallod10 looking for responsibilities for committee chairs. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:27 PM
.@sherigallod10 argues for chair ability to set agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:28 PM
cubbie9000 "@JasStanford @PAONCO @MKanin @MayorAdler I’ll be as silent as the unimaginably infinite void so close yet so far away.

(i.e., San Antonio)"

@cubbie9000 @JasStanford @PAONCO @MayorAdler in San Antonio, no one can hear you scream March 03, 2016 10:28 PM
cubbie9000 "@JasStanford @PAONCO @MKanin @MayorAdler I’ll be as silent as the unimaginably infinite void so close yet so far away.

(i.e., San Antonio)"

@cubbie9000 @JasStanford @PAONCO @MayorAdler in San Antonio, no one can hear you scream March 03, 2016 10:28 PM
.@d5kitchen argues that #atxcouncil doesn’t have to lay this all out here #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:30 PM
#atxcouncil continues discussion about how much control committee chairs have over agenda #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:34 PM
.@ellenforaustin moves to re-grant agenda-setting to committee chairs #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:35 PM
MPT @kathietovo agrees w @GregorioCasar, argues that if 2 #atxcouncil members can get something on an agenda, it should go on #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:36 PM
,@d5kitchen: “i don’t read this as vetoing”; only arranging for chairs #atxgov #atxcouncil March 03, 2016 10:37 PM
.@gregoriocasar thinks that new method will both shorten meetings, make it possible to get stuff on agendas #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:38 PM
we seem to be landing on some kind of language that allows chairs to make reasonable settings for agendas #ATxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:41 PM
that passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:41 PM
nays: @Kathietovo, @dgarzaford2, @GregorioCasar #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:42 PM
next, @oraatx1 wants to strike ability of advisory board chairs to put items directly on #atxcouncil committee agendas. that’s in #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:44 PM
looks like we’re about to get this thing done. legal staff currently reviewing changes. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:46 PM
.@ellenforaustin won’t support item. agrees w Whellan concerns, argues this process not more streamlined or efficient #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:50 PM
.@donzimmermanatx also won’t support #atxcouncil #atxgov; argues that this makes things harder for constituents March 03, 2016 10:51 PM
.@mayoradler returns to idea that committee process will be iterative, will support item #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:52 PM
JoClifton78704 "But why go to committee at all @DonZimmermanATX ?"
@JoClifton78704 i think he might agree March 03, 2016 10:54 PM
.@mayoradler looking for #atxcouncil to spend more time discussing, where they aren’t voting #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:56 PM
24 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:57 PM
nays: 3 @oraatx1 @DonZimmermanATX (with hat on) @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:57 PM
#atxcouncil adjourns. thanks for following along! #atxgov March 03, 2016 10:59 PM
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