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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 4.21.2016

Monday, April 25, 2016 by Michael Kanin

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

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

cubbie9000 181
joethepleb 3
muelleratx 3
texmexjunkie 2
slyarak 2
PAONCO 2
mdahmus 2
MacMcCannTX 2
JacobDirr 2
DanKeshet 2
eraycollins 1
HillAbellATX 1
amanbatheja 1

Thursday, April 21, 2016 8AM

RT @garyhe: I can’t spot any because I’m sobbing https://t.co/W2JRFFpffE April 21, 2016 08:44 AM
RT @garyhe: I can’t spot any because I’m sobbing https://t.co/W2JRFFpffE April 21, 2016 08:44 AM
amanbatheja "How are we responsible for Nixon?! https://t.co/rd4rGlbRYk"
@amanbatheja Denison-born Eisenhower made him Vice President…? April 21, 2016 08:51 AM
@rofold Proper bus shelters preserve prejudices. Cap Metro is breaking down barriers by not providing them. April 21, 2016 08:56 AM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 9AM

Award-winning, granular coverage is great and all, but the best thing about the @austinmonitor is *absolutely zero* autoplay videos. April 21, 2016 09:09 AM
MacMcCannTX "@lorddtynan @cd_hooks @cubbie9000 @DanKeshet yeah looking back at what they’ve said on the record, Uber hasn’t really been as clear as Lyft"
@MacMcCannTX @lorddtynan @cd_hooks @DanKeshet Then there’s this: https://t.co/M2493lwVFT April 21, 2016 09:13 AM
Late-breaking public service announcement: I just remembered I have to live-tweet #atxcouncil today. Tune in or mute out. April 21, 2016 09:39 AM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 10AM

Stirring on the media tables as yours truly shows up perfectly on time to the #atxcouncil meeting already underway. April 21, 2016 10:12 AM
CMs are tossing around questions about consent items right now. Bear with me as I catch up this agenda. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:21 AM
Yer consent agenda, per @austintexasgov: Items 1-34, except 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, 33. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:28 AM
Item 4
Now moving on to Item 4: Authorizing City Mgr to apply for $80mm loan from TX Water Devel. Board for smart meter system. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:29 AM
4 was on consent, but CM @DonZimmermanATX pulled it. Now speaking against it. April 21, 2016 10:30 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX takes umbrage at fact that application for loan doesn’t have listed fiscal impact statement. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:32 AM
Staff says final approval of loan would have fiscal impact statement. Providing one for application action is premature. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:33 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX: In our common sense in daily life, we don’t go for loans without understanding that we could afford it. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:34 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX says it’s a waste of staff’s stretched time to apply for loan without fiscal impact. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:35 AM
Austin Water cat now talking about how TX Water Development Board loan saves customers more $$$ than traditional loans. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:37 AM
CM @PoolforAustin moves for approval on Items 4 and 5 (which is related to 4). CM @Oraatx1 seconds. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:38 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX asks to divide 4 and 5. Permission granted. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:38 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX asks to divide 4 and 5. Permission granted. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:38 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX asks about percentage of average AWU customer’s bill pays off debt. Answer is 40-50 percent. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:41 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX now objecting that the decision has already been made by staff to borrow money. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:43 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX says #atxcouncil is being forced to make a decision of what kind of loan. Traditional vs. Texas Water Devel. Board. April 21, 2016 10:44 AM
.@Oraatx1 says she’s voting for item because it’s just an application. “If I were buying a house, I’d want to be prequalified.” #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:45 AM
Item 4
Item 4 passes, 9-1. @DonZimmermanATX opposed. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:47 AM
Blanket notice that I should’ve made earlier: @MayorAdler is off the dais. MPT @kathietovo is in charge today. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:47 AM
Item 5
Item 5 is virtually same as 4: Authorizing loan from TX Water Devel. Board for $86m to do capital improvements. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:48 AM
Capital improvements related to wastewater and reclaimed water system. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:50 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX casts doubt on legality of this item. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:51 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX: Law says, if you borrow money, you have to have popular vote on it. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:53 AM
Staff disputes @DonZimmermanATX’s stance. Vote is taken. 5 passes with Zim in sole opposition. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:54 AM
Item 6
Item 6 approved with unanimous vote on dais. CM @GregCasar, CM @DGarzaforD2, and @EllenforAustin not in their chairs. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:55 AM
Item 11
The @DonZimmermanATX show continues with Item 11, authorizing issuance of up to $295m in bonds. D6’s CM has questions for staff. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:58 AM
We’re into the cattails of high finance here. Defeasance, par amounts, commercial paper, etc. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 10:59 AM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 11AM

Item 11
.@DonZimmermanATX indicates he wants to separate Item 11 into parts. Staff says that will cost more money. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:01 AM
Item 11
Item 11 passes, with @DonZimmermanATX and @EllenforAustin agin. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:02 AM
Item 12
Item 12, related to 11, is approved unanimously. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:02 AM
Item 17
Item 17, pulled by @DonZimmermanATX. He’s got ?? for Purchasing staff. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:03 AM
Item 17
Item 17 is 36-month, $116k contract with consultant to measure “climate change impacts on hydrology.” #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:04 AM
Item 17
Item 17 is 36-month, $116k contract with consultant to measure “climate change impacts on hydrology.” #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:04 AM
Pleased to see I’m sitting right in the line of sight for ATXN cameras. A week into my biennial inventory of facial hair growth abilities. April 21, 2016 11:06 AM
I look like I’m wearing a scrofulous racoon on my neck. April 21, 2016 11:07 AM
RT @TumaTime: Context for discussion right now #atxcouncil : https://t.co/gwoUwm9h5n April 21, 2016 11:09 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 worries that this study could be duplicative of research done by LCRA or cats at UT. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:13 AM
Staff says LCRA hasn’t done research on scale that this item is aiming for. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:14 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX moves to ppd to May 19th. @SheriGalloD10 seconds, in order to talk with LCRA n’ UT, she says. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:15 AM
.@PoolforAustin says she’s agin’ ppd. Says city study is on behalf of city taxpayers. But other research is helpful, she says. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:16 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX contends that documentation is out of sync re: the requested deliverables and what consultant is promising. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:19 AM
.@PoolforAustin: We’ve got a flooding problem here. If any information can help, we need it posthaste. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:21 AM
.@PoolforAustin says there’s a “special urgency around this topic.” Concedes she can maybe do a week postponement. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:21 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX accepts that. Changes motion to ppd for May 5. Vote fails. @PoolforAustin was agin’ it. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:22 AM
New motion to approve item as presented. Vote is 6-3. @DonZimmermanATX, @EllenforAustin, @SheriGalloD10 nays. @Oraatx1 off dais. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:24 AM
Item 18
Item 18: Contract mod for security guards. Increase is worth $1.48mm, total contract would be $8.39mm. @EllenforAustin has ??. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:27 AM
.@EllenforAustin’s complaint hinges on question of permanence of contracts. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:30 AM
Staff says this multi-year contract is “exhausting its funds faster than predicted.” #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:31 AM
Staff discussing terms of the contract and its various renegotiating points, etc. Says whole thing would expire in Jan. 2017. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:33 AM
We have a motion and second on the item. @DonZimmermanATX decides to weigh in before vote. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:38 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX says it’s dangerous to allow flexibility in contract terms. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:39 AM
RT @JackCraver: “I would ask that CM Zimmerman to refrain from making personal attacks on our staff.” — @D5Kitchen #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:41 AM
RT @JackCraver: “I would ask that CM Zimmerman to refrain from making personal attacks on our staff.” — @D5Kitchen #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:41 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX warned that staff could use personal discretion to change contracts. Staff says they use indices. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:42 AM
MacMcCannTX "@cubbie9000 @lorddtynan @cd_hooks @DanKeshet @dailydot I saw that, but even at the bottom their actual spokesperson still says they’ll leave"
@MacMcCannTX @lorddtynan @cd_hooks @DanKeshet @dailydot Yeah, misleading headline. Point remains that things are muddy…? April 21, 2016 11:44 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX now upset b/c contract mod is for BLS-indexed wage increases. Last year, staff told him city doesn’t use BLS. #atxcoucnil April 21, 2016 11:46 AM
Staff says contract mod isn’t entirely for wage increases. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:47 AM
.@GregCasar questions whether contractor could request modification based on wage increase but not pass $$$ on to workers. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:47 AM
Staff says, ‘Technically, yes.’ @GregCasar says that sort of thing is worth a closer look. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:48 AM
Item 18
Item 18 is approved. @DonZimmermanATX votes nay. At least two abstentions: @EllenforAustin and @Oraatx1. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:51 AM
Item 33
Item 33: Setting a public hearing on waiver to sell booze at Austin Pizza Garden. Biz is close to a school. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:53 AM
Public hearing set. Opposed by @Oraatx1 and @CM_Renteria. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:53 AM
Item 24
Item 24 on $618k contract for graffiti abatement on city buildings. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 11:55 AM
The Year the Music Died. April 21, 2016 11:57 AM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 12PM

All dead. https://t.co/JcfZxFoxSt April 21, 2016 12:00 PM
Missed some contention re: this graffiti abatement contract b/c Prince is with the angels now. @DonZimmermanATX will abstain. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 12:03 PM
Item 24
Item 24 passes, with @DonZimmermanATX and @EllenforAustin opposed. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 12:06 PM
#atxcouncil moves to #citcomm. @SheriGalloD10 has a puppy. https://t.co/PAAInQ5lgS April 21, 2016 12:08 PM
(she’s plugging animal adoption) #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 12:08 PM
Team @austinmonitor is out to lumch. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 12:09 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 1PM

Item 35
Back in #atxcouncil chambers. On Item 35: Including mobile home residents in Tenant Relocation Program. Background: https://t.co/XYjRSCigW4 April 21, 2016 01:25 PM
RT @TumaTime: Zimmerman is speaking AGAINST the item to assist displaced mobile home residents #compassion #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:26 PM
RT @TumaTime: Zimmerman is speaking AGAINST the item to assist displaced mobile home residents #compassion #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:26 PM
Lemme try to sum up what’s happening here. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:36 PM
Motion is to include mobile home residents into Tenant Relocation Program (TRP) policy which is currently under construction. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:37 PM
Some CMs incl. @SheriGalloD10 want a stakeholder process mobile home residents (MHRs) which will happen. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:38 PM
But that stakeholder process could delay TRP, so staff will bring back TRP in 4-6 weeks regardless. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:39 PM
Previous tweets were paraphrase of @GregCasar’s intent here. @SheriGalloD10 wants language to add clarity. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:40 PM
*attempted paraphrase of @GregCasar’s intent. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:41 PM
While other CMs express sympathy for MHRs, @DonZimmermanATX says he feels compassion for taxpayers who subsidize poor people. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:43 PM
Item 35
Item 35 passes 8-1. @DonZimmermanATX opposes, @SheriGalloD10 abstains. (@MayorAdler still in Europe) #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:47 PM
Disregard previous tweet. Vote was 8-1. Brain is clouded by al pastor torta. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:49 PM
Item 36
Now on Item 36: Feasibility of extending Meadow Lake Blvd. Habitat for Humanity is asking for the favor. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:50 PM
HH rep says they’re building an affordable housing project in SE Austin. Map of general area: https://t.co/WlVQaKDtZc #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:52 PM
Another HH rep says this project is different than normal. Building an entire n’hood instead of individual homes. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:53 PM
HH rep says road extension would be less than a quarter-mile and provide connectivity to elementary school. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:54 PM
HH rep says if road isn’t extended, the project would only have 60 units & be more car-centric. With road extension: 120-plus. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:57 PM
.@PoolforAustin asks what he means by car-centric. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:58 PM
Rep says project would have to provide 100 percent of parking onsite if road isn’t extended. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 01:59 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 2PM

They’re rapidly flipping back and forth through various slides and the al pastor is getting angry. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:01 PM
The extension plans as envisioned by HH indicate separated bike lanes. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:03 PM
.@PoolforAustin is confused by how a 1/4-mile stretch of separated lanes orients with existing road, which doesn’t have lanes. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:04 PM
.@PoolforAustin is confused by how a 1/4-mile stretch of separated lanes orients with existing road, which doesn’t have lanes. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:04 PM
HH rep says the City could decide later on to extend those lanes. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:05 PM
Love 2 build bike network piecemeal. April 21, 2016 02:05 PM
(speaking of bike networks, dig my piece about what’s being done to make it a reality here in Car City: https://t.co/IshHa1vME0) April 21, 2016 02:08 PM
.@kathietovo notes fact sheet says HH’s development will have homes available to people between 60-120% MFI. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:09 PM
MPT wants to know how many homes are going to be truly affordable. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:11 PM
HH rep says development shouldn’t just be for impoverished families. Need ‘aspirational’ homes as well. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:12 PM
.@GregCasar wants to know more about range of homes that could be built with or without road extension. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:14 PM
HH Rep says original plan was for 60 homes. Onion Creek floods pushed people from n’hood & created urgency to build more homes. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:15 PM
HH Rep also says they could build road but more homes would be market-rate in order to pay for it. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:16 PM
.@D5Kitchen says this project is fine example of planning for affordability and transportation at the same time. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:17 PM
RT @lubomudrov: @cubbie9000 transability. affordasportation. April 21, 2016 02:18 PM
.@GregCasar reminds us the vote today isn’t to actually build the road; rather explore feasibility & consider it during budget. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:19 PM
We’ve got public speakers on the item. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:22 PM
Zilker Resident David King expressing concern that the term of aff. for units would only be 99 years rather than in perpetuity. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:25 PM
CM @DGarzaforD2 expressing concern for “missing middle families”: those that can’t afford housing & don’t qualify for subsidies. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:27 PM
.@DGarzaforD2: Local developers aren’t building enough middleclass housing. Worries we could be next San Francisco. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:28 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @cubbie9000 @DGarzaforD2 References NYT article saying Austin becoming SF. Doesn’t mention article was derivative: https://t April 21, 2016 02:28 PM
mdahmus "@lubomudrov @cubbie9000 as in most of the suburbanites on SCB couldn’t believe anybody rode bikes to actually get somewhere."
@mdahmus @lubomudrov Que es SCB? April 21, 2016 02:29 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX proposes to strike a “whereas” that says area school could benefit from new housing. @EllenforAustin seconds. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:30 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX proposes to strike a “whereas” that says area school could benefit from new housing. @EllenforAustin seconds. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:30 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX explains: Says he found data from charter school people that says AISD is losing kids to charter schools. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:32 PM
To clarify on the “whereas,” it says Perez Elementary could lose money without more kids in attendance. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:33 PM
.@kathietovo says the “whereas” is not at all inaccurate. Won’t support the amendment. It fails with only CMs 6 & 8 for it. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:34 PM
Item 36
Vote on Item 36 approved unanimously. No typo: @DonZimmermanATX supported on an item that passed. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:37 PM
It didn’t last. During ? of when to come back from recess, @DonZimmermanATX moves for 3pm, doesn’t get a second. Back at 3:30! #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 02:41 PM
mdahmus "@cubbie9000 @lubomudrov shoal creek boulevard. work jorbmate pal lived near it. timeframe of Ye Olde Shoal Creek Debacle."
@mdahmus @lubomudrov I always forget that thing — the road, the bike lane, the political battle — exists. April 21, 2016 02:43 PM
HillAbellATX "Nice work Caleb https://t.co/ksvzC32bnt"
@HillAbellATX Thanks, dawg! April 21, 2016 02:48 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 3PM

slyarak "When will #atxcouncil tackle the issue of missing middle champagne? $5 for Cooks/Andre, $50+ for French. Need inclusionary beverages at $15."
@slyarak The former liquor store clerk in me hates this tweet. April 21, 2016 03:12 PM
RT @infowars: Did the Chemtrail Flu Kill Prince and Merle Haggard? – https://t.co/AHthyv888m https://t.co/AYYc4BouPC April 21, 2016 03:32 PM
#StirringOnTheDais as #atxcouncil returns from recess. April 21, 2016 03:36 PM
But then #atxcouncil adjourns so they can readjourn as #atxhousingandfinancecorporation. April 21, 2016 03:38 PM
There are three items on this agenda. All set for consent, but first, questions from a public speaker. #atxhousingandfinancecorporation. April 21, 2016 03:41 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX picks up speakers line of questioning. Questions need for type of bonds issued by #atxhousingandfinancecorporation. April 21, 2016 03:42 PM
Back into the cattails of high finance we go. #atxhousingandfinancecorporation April 21, 2016 03:43 PM
The three #atxhousingandfinancecorporatio items approved on consent. @DonZimmermanATX and @EllenforAustin opposed. April 21, 2016 03:48 PM
The #atxhousingandfinancecorporation adjourns. #atxcouncil readjourned. First act is to recess until 4pm. April 21, 2016 03:49 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 4PM

Quick recess is over. Public Hearings and Possible Actions time now at #atxcouncil. April 21, 2016 04:02 PM
Item 39
Item 39 is a convoluted casserole of changes to Land Development Code. It passed on first reading last week. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:04 PM
In the interest of rationing tweets during this national shortage, here’s a screenshot of the proposal. #atxcouncil https://t.co/QErIgshsY0 April 21, 2016 04:05 PM
In the interest of rationing tweets during this national shortage, here’s a screenshot of the proposal. #atxcouncil https://t.co/QErIgshsY0 April 21, 2016 04:05 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX motions to close hearing and approve on 2nd and 3rd readings. Approved unanimously. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:07 PM
Item 40
Item 40 (last one of the day!), is public hearing on FY16-17 Action Plan — application for some $11 million in HUD money. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:09 PM
slyarak "@cubbie9000 Look, its real simple to administer. Patron walks in, you check his income, send his info to the Neighborhood Beverages Dept."
@slyarak Champagne is exclusively a French product, and there are *plenty* of decent bottles of bubbles in the $10 to $20 range. April 21, 2016 04:10 PM
Getting a quick briefing on several housing programs relevant to this item. Homeless program, Housing for Persons w/ AIDS. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:14 PM
Stuart Harry Hersh, a renter, is now up to speak in the public hearing. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:18 PM
Speakers on done. Time now for questions from CMs. @Oraatx1 questions how the public hearings are posted. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:25 PM
speakers *are done. #atxcouncil #stroke April 21, 2016 04:26 PM
Staff says postings were made a week in advance. Adds there were several mtgs several months earlier. Only 5 people showed up. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:27 PM
Only #atxcouncil can get bogged down on the rules and details of a non-controversial public hearing item. April 21, 2016 04:37 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX asks media to put up the U.S. debt clock on the jumbotron. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:40 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX says he’ll oppose HUD project (when it comes to vote) b/c it helps bankrupt the country. #atxcouncil April 21, 2016 04:41 PM
Anyway, #atxcouncil votes to close public hearing, 9-0. @DonZimmermanATX abstains. April 21, 2016 04:41 PM
And #atxcouncil adjourns for the day. Please clap. April 21, 2016 04:42 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 5PM

JacobDirr "thinking of you @cubbie9000 https://t.co/TFvlKFWNxE"
@JacobDirr 4 months and 21 of clean lungs. And counting. April 21, 2016 05:40 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 7PM

If you weren’t there last week, here’s your chance to dig the debate I co-moderated with @AKMcGlinchy & @KUTnathan. https://t.co/X7vBewv9Ja April 21, 2016 07:40 PM
muelleratx "Clearest articulation yet about Houston/NY situation with U/L https://t.co/51sCMoo7fr"
@muelleratx Need more explanation on that NYC business. No UberX in the Big Apple? April 21, 2016 07:55 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 8PM

muelleratx "@cubbie9000 not sure – seemed interesting – do they operate in NYC?"
@muelleratx https://t.co/G9VDCpS70L April 21, 2016 08:03 PM
muelleratx "@cubbie9000 not sure – seemed interesting – do they operate in NYC?"
@muelleratx https://t.co/LYFDuIVglI April 21, 2016 08:03 PM
RT @cd_hooks: If you’re in Austin, great debate on the uner/lyft ordnance on KUT right now April 21, 2016 08:45 PM
RT @cd_hooks: If you’re in Austin, great debate on the uner/lyft ordnance on KUT right now April 21, 2016 08:45 PM
When they tell you Uber has to stay in Austin because of jobs…

https://t.co/KXzSOABrv5 https://t.co/UUS9g5MK97 April 21, 2016 08:47 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 10PM

RT @drvox: This is truly, truly repulsive. https://t.co/PFnX2wOEQA April 21, 2016 10:00 PM
@teddholladay @tcb I point again to these two pieces from Uber Houston’s media page: https://t.co/83dOEgY775 || https://t.co/D0fX2kd24R April 21, 2016 10:03 PM
What a garbage man.

https://t.co/OR1ZbJ3aPo https://t.co/hl3CXNiFIL April 21, 2016 10:07 PM

@teddholladay @tcb In the four-month gap between the two, I imagine central PR realized, as you said, Houston is undermining their argument. April 21, 2016 10:13 PM
eraycollins "WTF, there are worse governors than ours. @cubbie9000"
@eraycollins My heart bleeds for Maine. This guy was elected twice because Dems and independents kept splitting the vote. April 21, 2016 10:18 PM
cubbie9000 "@eraycollins My heart bleeds for Maine. This guy was elected twice because Dems and independents kept splitting the vote."
@eraycollins https://t.co/iiXLvP9Yf9 || https://t.co/imz9ZGeQEv April 21, 2016 10:19 PM
JacobDirr "@cubbie9000 No. really???"
@JacobDirr Yeah, man. You and I need to stop being such god dang strangers. April 21, 2016 10:20 PM
joethepleb "@cubbie9000 @teddholladay @tcb they are telling prospective leasees that they are staying…hmmm. https://t.co/OB5ye4hLCE"
@joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb I sawr that earlier. Misleading headline given the Uber spox’s statement at the end. April 21, 2016 10:31 PM
joethepleb "@cubbie9000 @teddholladay @tcb I disagree. The chat is explicit and it’s clear they are signing folks up regardless. Lying either way."
@joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb Oh yeah, I didn’t say that. Just didn’t like that headline is all. Uber’s totally full of shit. April 21, 2016 10:37 PM
cubbie9000 "@joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb Oh yeah, I didn’t say that. Just didn’t like that headline is all. Uber’s totally full of shit."
@joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb *didn’t deny that. April 21, 2016 10:37 PM
joethepleb "@cubbie9000 @teddholladay @tcb I disagree. The chat is explicit and it’s clear they are signing folks up regardless. Lying either way."
@joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb Mailer from Uber Austin GM says that if Prop 1 fails, Austin will see fewer drivers and longer waits. April 21, 2016 10:39 PM
texmexjunkie "@cubbie9000 @joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb Both sides full of shit. So ready for this to be over so ATX can focus on important issues"
@texmexjunkie @joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb Once it’s over, we’ll start transitioning to Nov. bond election. No sure I’m ready for that. April 21, 2016 10:43 PM
Heres why you should VOTE NO on Austins Proposition 1, via @happywaffle. https://t.co/RXk26rLbBg April 21, 2016 10:52 PM
texmexjunkie "@cubbie9000 @joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb and city council elections for half of them. *sigh*"
@texmexjunkie @joethepleb @teddholladay @tcb D6 will be fun. But the bonds… Watching Watson et al ram I35 expansion through will be sad. April 21, 2016 10:54 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016 11PM

PAONCO "There seems to be a direct correlation to @MKanin’s presence at #ATXCouncil meetings and the meeting length. #IJS cc: @cubbie9000"
@PAONCO @MKanin I’m seriously starting to think these so-called midnight meetings are a myth. April 21, 2016 11:01 PM
PAONCO "I am far more comfortable in my skin as a civilian than I ever was while I was in the Army…I can breathe again."
@PAONCO So it was the Army you were allergic to. April 21, 2016 11:08 PM
DanKeshet "@cubbie9000 @muelleratx Seems like UberX exists but there are more hurdles than other places? https://t.co/iKkHocPODl"
@DanKeshet @muelleratx Friend just told me that at first people thought it would be gigs, but dream died, and now it’s pros with U/L badges. April 21, 2016 11:16 PM
DanKeshet "@cubbie9000 @muelleratx All STR2s, so to speak?"
@DanKeshet @muelleratx yes, daniel. all str2s. April 21, 2016 11:19 PM
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Austin City Council: The Austin City Council is the body with legislative purview over the City of Austin. It offers policy direction, while the office of the City Manager implements administrative actions based on those policies. Until 2012, the body contained seven members, including the city's Mayor, all elected at-large. In 2012, City of Austin residents voted to change that system and now 10 members of the Council are elected based on geographic districts. The Mayor continues to be elected at-large.

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