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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 4.7.2016

Monday, April 11, 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 219
nanieneavel 1
DanKeshet 1

Thursday, April 07, 2016 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil. ICYMI, All Access readers can grab @lizpagano’s preview of the day here: https://t.co/MRZVuMALPY #atxgov April 07, 2016 09:55 AM
Checking in from #atxcouncil. ICYMI, All Access readers can grab @lizpagano’s preview of the day here: https://t.co/MRZVuMALPY #atxgov April 07, 2016 09:55 AM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 10AM

#atxcouncil under way #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:13 AM
Item 16
item 16, graffiti removal services contract, has been w.drawn #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:14 AM
#atxcouncil takes a minute to wish @DonZimmermanATX a happy birthday (Tuesday) #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:18 AM
pulled: 6, 9, 17, 23, 24 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:20 AM
might be a short day after all? #atxcouncil #atxgov #nojinx! April 07, 2016 10:20 AM
Item 19
#atxcouncil will add item 19 to pulled. 19 is a change in #citcom procedure at #atxgov meetings @MayorAdler now thinks it may not be ready April 07, 2016 10:28 AM
19 pulled after concerns from David King re:limits on #citcom. King pointed to limit imposed, he said, by @MayorAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:30 AM
Item 9
.@MayorAdler gets legal briefing on item 9, so it can stay on consent. $115k settlement w ped. over DPW traffic acct #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:34 AM
with that, 9 stays on consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:34 AM
Item 7
#atxcouncil now into #citcom over item 7 (salvation army childcare contract). cit raises concerns about salvation army salaries #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:36 AM
staff: dollars in 7 are going entirely to childcare services #atxcouncil #atxgov agencies also share annual audit April 07, 2016 10:39 AM
consent passes, w abstains and nos. yeas: 11 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:42 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to rest of its day #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:42 AM
Item 6
first up, item 6. campaign finance form reforms #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:43 AM
Item 17
n/m: waiting on amend from @d5kitchen. we move instead to item 17 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:43 AM
17 is about background checks for ground transportation services #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:45 AM
.@mayoradler notes that only changes in part one of draft ord ( https://t.co/IFJM0t1ZuU) will be voted on here #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:46 AM
.@mayoradler notes that only changes in part one of draft ord ( https://t.co/IFJM0t1ZuU) will be voted on here #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:46 AM
Part 1 lays out nationwide background check. seems to remove specific references to criminal history #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:46 AM
.@donzimmermanatx would prefer a motion to ppd until may; notes it can’t pass. will simply vote against #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:48 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX suggests this is a piecemeal approach, would rather handle all associated w item (maybe june, he says) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:49 AM
.@D5Kitchen says that this is only to make national criminal background check mandatory for chauffeur’s license. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:50 AM
chances are, you remember this from the TNC debate at the end of last year #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:50 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX remains more interested in passing it all together #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:50 AM
still, 17 part 1 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:51 AM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:51 AM
off the dais: @poolforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:51 AM
.@EllenforAustin takes opportunity to ask #atxgov DOT re: timeline about full regs. staff: June/July #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 10:52 AM
Item 6
now #atxcouncil circles back to pick up campaign finance form reform. item 6 #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:54 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX notes that he may have to recuse, depending on content of amendments in number 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 10:55 AM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 11AM

.@D5Kitchen amends an attempt, she says, to reduce frequency of filings for PACs. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:01 AM
basically, this tries to combine local, state deadlines #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:01 AM
here’s our latest on all of this: https://t.co/UTkIEBMsN9 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:02 AM
wait wait wait. @d5kitchen amend returns to two filing deadlines, one for #atxgov, one for state #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 11:03 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 wants to separate that all out. has concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:03 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 cites confusion w separate deadlines #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:04 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 wants to be sure that, w.out @d5kitchen amends, no one would be left out of filing. staff: right. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:06 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 wants to be sure that, w.out @d5kitchen amends, no one would be left out of filing. staff: right. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:06 AM
.@d5kitchen argues that reduction in timeline means PACs report less often, thus decreases transparency #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:07 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 what do other cities do? staff: dunno if anyone does it w timelines like this #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:09 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX reminds us he got hit w complaint for not filing out parts of docs, suggests they are duplicative. #ATxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:11 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX also wonders whether #atxgov needs to be different than rest of state. staff: this is a policy ? not for me #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 11:12 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX here is carving out argument that #atxgov rules are burdensome #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:13 AM
.@MayorAdler sums: is more frequent reporting a good policy move? #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:13 AM
first vote here will be on first @d5kitchen amend. the second two will go after #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:14 AM
.@oraatx1 suggests that new rules are onerous for grassroots organizing, notes new $$ threshold for reporting here #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:18 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 back to the timeline. asks staff to layout differences btwn state, #atxgov regs. #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 11:19 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX noting personal experience, says larger PACs get legal help; suggests what’s on table hurts grassroots #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:24 AM
this echoes @Oraatx1 concerns–tho @Oraatx1 seemed satisfied w thresholds intended to protect grassroots campaigns #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:25 AM
.@EllenforAustin reads email fr attorney Jim Cousar. Cousar a go-to here. Cousar argues for alignment of reporting dates #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:28 AM
.@EllenforAustin: “we want the public to have access to this information” but worries about “overly-confusing mandates” #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:29 AM
.@EllenforAustin also argues that, as is, use ethics rules here 2 file (what she casts as) politically-motivated attacks #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:30 AM
.@d5kitchen amend 1 passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:30 AM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 11:30 AM
.@d5kitchen parts 2 & 3 pass: yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:30 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 11:31 AM
abstains: @EllenforAustin and @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:31 AM
abstains: @EllenforAustin and @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:31 AM
.@MayorAdler offering amend that lowers a reporting threshold to $10k (from $25k) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:32 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX now reminds us of his federal lawsuit against #atxgov campaign finance rules #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 11:32 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX argues that thresholds here are arbitrary. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:32 AM
.@MayorAdler trying to sync up $10k finance limit and new rules, but admits to no additional info here #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:33 AM
to be clear: this is all dealing w thresholds in last nine days of a race. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:34 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 wants to know what state law does w this threshold. Clerk doesn’t know #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:35 AM
folks refer to @mayoradler staffer Jim Wick, who notes state doesn’t have this 9 day thing #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:36 AM
.@MayorAdler amend passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:39 AM
abstains: @DonZimmermanATX @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:39 AM
main 6 passes, sans 8 & 10 (initially). yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:39 AM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:40 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX notes that secs 8 & 10 source of complaint against him. suggests 4 other folks didn’t fill out form #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:40 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX calls “classic gotcha”; sections, he says, duplicative. says he was “targeted for political reasons” #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:41 AM
secs 8 & 10 pass. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:41 AM
recused: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:42 AM
#atxcouncil will move to items 28 & 29, the relocation of Dabney-Horne house. try to squeeze it in before #citcom #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:43 AM
MPT @kathietovo has amends. says she appreciates work, but can’t support restrictive covenant change #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:43 AM
still, MPT @kathietovo has a series of five amendments that memorialize agreements from devs #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:44 AM
dev: we’re good. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:45 AM
dev: we’re good. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:45 AM
.@dgarzaford2 wants to know why MPT @kathietovo still can’t vote for item #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:47 AM
MPT @kathietovo: cites fee-in-lieu for AH in play here. home where it is looks back to NH of old, is a symbol #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:50 AM
Here are those MPT @kathietovo amends #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/W6okOHT47z April 07, 2016 11:50 AM
MPT @kathietovo also says she’d like to look at UNO w eye toward onsite affordability #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:51 AM
initial proposal (informal idea) would have devs in UNO come back to #atxcouncil anytime they want to do fee-in-lieu #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:52 AM
to sum MPT @kathietovo point: house where it is is in a better spot for more folks to see what NH used to be #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:53 AM
devs also trying to find someone/where to relocate house that would, as of now, be demoed to make room for move #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:54 AM
staff suggests that move of home is comparable w.r.t. historical context; new NH more residential #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:55 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 takes a minute to be sure that legal is okay w current draft #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:57 AM
some call for exec session here. @DonZimmermanATX doesn’t see a need; seems it’ll go there any way #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:58 AM
#atxcouncil heads to #citcom, lunch, exec session; we’ll be back afterward #atxgov April 07, 2016 11:58 AM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 12PM

RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin CM Houston votes against historic zoning for Littlefield House based on legacy of segregation at University of Texas April 07, 2016 12:59 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Item still passes 8-2-1, first reading. Presaging passage of whole Dabney-Horne deal? #atxouncil"
@DanKeshet missing the action, i afraid! April 07, 2016 12:59 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 1PM

RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin Got your back! Presently, ATXN playing PSA w/ @MayorAdler talking against 80’s-era school pic backdrop. https://t.co April 07, 2016 01:25 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 2PM

Seems we’re having a bit of network difficulty here at #atxgov City Hall. Meanwhile, #atxcouncil remains in exec session break April 07, 2016 02:33 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 3PM

#Atxcouncil remains in executive session. Internet access at City Hall, meanwhile, appears to have returned. #atxgov April 07, 2016 03:09 PM
stirring on dais. looks like #atxcouncil is set to return #atxgov April 07, 2016 03:36 PM
#atxcouncil returns. #atxgov April 07, 2016 03:50 PM
#atxcouncil was discussing compensation and benefits for the City Manager. seems they may have a retreat about that #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 03:51 PM
#atxcouncil was discussing compensation and benefits for the City Manager. seems they may have a retreat about that #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 03:51 PM
Item 23
#atxcouncil moves along to @EllenforAustin’s Austin Water item 23. more on that here: (via @JoClifton78704) https://t.co/mHtvHdvYTe April 07, 2016 03:53 PM
key operational side of this (from @austinmonitor story): administrative adjustment for residential water ratepayers #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 03:54 PM
nanieneavel "@MKanin Im waiting"
@nanieneavel we’re back! April 07, 2016 03:55 PM
.@EllenforAustin gives @AustinWater dir Meszaros a shout-out for the work he put in in terms of outreach. #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 03:56 PM
.@EllenforAustin also cites safeguards that are “fiscally responsible”; limit appeals in certain circumstances #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 03:57 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 4PM

.@MayorAdler thanks all involved. takes a minute to talk about how well the process worked around the item. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:00 PM
.@MayorAdler wants to add language that would allow staff to suggest alt solutions than those laid out in resolution #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:03 PM
.@EllenforAustin doesn’t seem to have a beef there, but notes process has already been “in close connection w staff” #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:04 PM
.@MayorAdler backs up to clarify: that he just wants there to be room for other ideas #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:06 PM
.@MayorAdler amendment in, without objection #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:06 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that $2m of $2.3m could go to folks who used 20k+ gallons #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:07 PM
staff notes that billing issues can vault typically small-scale water users up into the upper tiers there #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:09 PM
then, staff adds: many of the folks here could be the higher end water users #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:09 PM
MPT @kathietovo also turns to point back at a 2011 item she suggests may already be in place (off Meszaros statement) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:10 PM
862 Austin Water ratepayers already used administrative adjustments. MPT @kathietovo: this means policy is in place? #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:11 PM
staff: bulk of credits come off of ability to demonstrate an existing leak #atxcouncil #atxgov this opens this a bit, offers more formality April 07, 2016 04:12 PM
staff: we weren’t hiding the policy. MPT @kathietovo: I wasn’t suggesting that. I don’t believe we should have a policy. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:13 PM
concerns linger for MPT @kathietovo. suggests #atxgov should get to bottom of problem rather than waive charges #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 04:14 PM
more @kathietovo concerns: legal issues, environmental issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov #dang April 07, 2016 04:15 PM
more @kathietovo concerns: legal issues, environmental issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov #dang April 07, 2016 04:15 PM
.@D5Kitchen: unexplained circumstances w billing demand some kind of mechanism to address issue immediately #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:16 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 echoes MPT @kathietovo concerns. notes #atxgov mgmt has approved 2 more audits about issue. #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 04:17 PM
but @DGarzaforD2 also sees need for an immediate solution #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:18 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 notes the costs of admin hearings. staff echoes, adds that months can go by, add to bills #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:20 PM
.@PoolforAustin offers amend that would have report back on expenditures associated w policy. in w.out objection #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:23 PM
23 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:23 PM
nays: @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:24 PM
Item 32
#atxcouncil moves along to second PH for Parker Creek Ranch annexation. item 32. no one here to speak. #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:24 PM
hearing on 32 closed. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:26 PM
Item 34
staff withdraws item 34, would have annexed Cascades MUD. seems devs have met w #atxgov concerns. #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 04:27 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to 24. 24 would explore “the feasibility of increasing the use of bonds” for perm afford housing #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:29 PM
David King up. he supports, pivots to talk about his distaste for upzoning as associated w affdble housing incentives #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:31 PM
as written, res would look at using 13 bonds to address afdble hsing at 80% MFI. full deetz: https://t.co/eWGYMn9rOc #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:37 PM
Andrei Lubumudrov up for @ABoR_REALTORS. supports. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:38 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX turns to potential land trust use. worries about mobile home displacement w land trust #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:38 PM
.@PoolforAustin looking to add ADA access rules here, wants seniors to be able to age in place #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:45 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX hates the idea of what he calls subsidized housing. #aTxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:49 PM
.@MayorAdler disagrees. suggests #Atxgov has to do something to preserve housing for musicians, others. #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 04:50 PM
.@GregCasar calls to use subsidy for folks never be served by market, use zoning to address affrdibilty at higher MFI #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:51 PM
.@GregCasar calls to use subsidy for folks never be served by market, use zoning to address affrdibilty at higher MFI #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:51 PM
.@EllenforAustin supports res, despite disagreement w @MayorAdler on cause of housing spikes in SF (blames rent control) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:53 PM
24 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:53 PM
#atxcouncil nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:54 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 35 and 36. this is the boys and girls club #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:55 PM
.@austinmonitor lastest on this is here: https://t.co/jaOGuhhfpm #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 04:55 PM
#atxgov staff laying out the particulars now. #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 04:58 PM
RT @brianjkelsey: She’s not wrong. Many analysts say same re inclusionary zoning. @MKanin #atxgov https://t.co/SURjoeWYs9 April 07, 2016 04:59 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 5PM

University Hills contact team opposes zoning, FLUM changes here #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:00 PM
RT @brianjkelsey: But doesn’t mean all policy options shouldn’t be evaluated. You work w/ what you have. @MKanin #atxgov https://t.co/SURj April 07, 2016 05:00 PM
.@Oraatx1, who reps D1, says issue is only about land use, not good-bad re: Boys and Girls Club #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:01 PM
Dev Rep goes first. It’s Steve Drenner of Drenner Group #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:02 PM
RT @brianjkelsey: Supply & demand side factors are both relevant & need to be taken seriously. @MKanin #atxgov https://t.co/SURjoeWYs9 April 07, 2016 05:05 PM
Drenner: Facility oriented to reduce drop-off activity impact on surrounding neighborhoods. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:07 PM
property in question is between 183 and Manor #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:08 PM
Drenner suggests that proposal generates far less traffic than current entitlements #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:09 PM
meanwhile…RT @mattlargey: @Lyft gave $400K to @ridesharingatx. Total $2M+ cash & in-kind solely fr @Uber & @Lyft: https://t.co/tRH2l8vkSc April 07, 2016 05:10 PM
Drenner: We’ve answered every Q raised; there is nothing to fear from a boys and girls club #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:11 PM
Drenner also notes unanimous PC vote in favor of project #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:12 PM
Lynn Marshall, vice chair UH contact team up. against FLUM, zoning change #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:13 PM
Lynn Marshall, vice chair UH contact team up. against FLUM, zoning change #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:13 PM
for the uninitiated: FLUM = future land use map. #atxcouncil #atxgov #notphlegm April 07, 2016 05:14 PM
Marshall casts proposal as a way to “increase underlying entitlements” on property #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:16 PM
RT @mattlargey: Page missing from report (pg 2 of Sch. C1)? Poss. not full itemzation of cash donations: https://t.co/tRH2l8vkSc #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 05:17 PM
Marshall questioning GR zoning, when, she argues, other uses would allow recreation #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:18 PM
next up: Terrell Gates. chair of boys and girls club. will make case for this “specific asset” #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:24 PM
Gates recalls income gap, links to Boys and Girls club mission. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:27 PM
Gates: facility “major arrow in our quiver” to drive impact. allows for full range of programming. permanent home. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:28 PM
Gates: #atxgov is the largest city in country w.out “legacy club”; would transform local boys and girls club. #atxcouncil April 07, 2016 05:29 PM
#atxcouncil hits 5:30 stop for dinner. will be back at 7pm to finish boys and girls club, items 17, 19 #atxgov April 07, 2016 05:32 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 6PM

RT @AKMcGlinchy: After I identified myself as media, student signing others up to vote told to change pitch to “Want to register to vote?” April 07, 2016 06:59 PM
RT @MacMcCannTX: .@AKMcGlinchy @ridesharingatx they’ve done the exact same thing with me in west campus a couple time over the last few wee April 07, 2016 06:59 PM
RT @AKMcGlinchy: Went to check out @ridesharingatx campaign on campus. Pitch as I walked up: “Do you want to help save Uber and Lyft?” April 07, 2016 06:59 PM
RT @AKMcGlinchy: The missing page has been added. Just details contributions from @Uber https://t.co/zIzXpR5zwi April 07, 2016 06:59 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 7PM

RT @cubbie9000: @mattlargey @ridesharingatx No ‘donate’ section on their website. April 07, 2016 07:00 PM
#atxcouncil returns, and returns to the boys and girls club item. next up is Joann Bartz. #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:08 PM
Bartz is University Hill NA president #atxcouncil #atxgov. says UH is single-family res nh. feels threatened by boys and girls club plan April 07, 2016 07:10 PM
Bartz suggests that Boys and Girls Club would be fatal crack in FLUM #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:10 PM
Kerry Aladini (sp?). UH neighbor. 3 doors fr boys & girls club. had worried re:commercial dev. supports boys & girls clb #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:13 PM
Aladini was confused by lack of support of UHNHA. suggests they are out of touch #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:15 PM
Aladini was confused by lack of support of UHNHA. suggests they are out of touch #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:15 PM
Al Webber w NHA and contact team up. Concerned about traffic impact; also wants a pedestrian path removed from plan #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:18 PM
Devan Spencer up. UH resident. supports boys and girls club plan #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:19 PM
Spencer: “the UHNHA doesn’t speak for my interests” #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:20 PM
Valerie Gibbons, VP of UHNHA up. not in favor of zoning change. says NHA not against boys & girls clb, against location #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:22 PM
Gibbons “people have to learn the culture” of where they are going. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:22 PM
Gibbons now reading from letter from Barbara Scott, Colony Park NHA official. says Colony Park doesn’t support upzone #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:25 PM
Gibbons suggests that UHNHA already has a rec facility in Dottie Jordan. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:26 PM
next speaker suggests that there is a marked difference btwn a rec center and a boys and girls club #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:29 PM
next speaker suggests building be reoriented. @PoolforAustin picks up on this, suggests dev said neighbors didn’t care #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:35 PM
a bit of @LHSVikingVoice love from #atxcouncil as Lanier student addresses about importance of boys and girls club #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:39 PM
next speaker. former G&B “club kid.” argues the club provides safe space. says she is “disappointed” about conversation. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:45 PM
Dev rep back up. argues that current alignment shields nh from drop-offs #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:47 PM
dev rep: also, moving the building means they have to build on landfill, would be much more expensive #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:48 PM
Dev Rep: PC “felt very strongly about having a pedestrian walkway”; argues crash gate (gate!) only impacts neighbors. #Atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:50 PM
to be clear: dev rep says B&G club has “no dog in that fight” #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:50 PM
dev rep adds that PC dealt w zoning concern by restricting rezones to only B&G club; “no one is trying to flip” site #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:51 PM
dev rep: “still mystified about why someone would say this is an unsuitable location for a” B&G club #atxcouncil #Atxgov April 07, 2016 07:52 PM
.@Oraatx1 wonders about impact of 183 widening on B&G club. Drenner: TxDOT would make sure there is continuous access #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 07:59 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 8PM

.@Oraatx1 asks if B&G Club has spoken w AISD (re transpo) because they need to move further along w building #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:00 PM
.@Oraatx1 asks if B&G Club has spoken w AISD (re transpo) because they need to move further along w building #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:00 PM
.@Oraatx1 moves approval on 1st reading only for tract 1 and 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:01 PM
.@Oraatx1 into wrap here. notes affection for B&G club, but returns to notion that item is about zoning, not B&G club #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:04 PM
.@Oraatx1 into importance of FLUM, neighborhood preference for what goes where #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:05 PM
.@Oraatx1 continues, despite dev rep insistence to contrary, to suggest property will be site of further development #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:06 PM
dev rep seems okay to move ahead w @Oraatx1 motion? #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:09 PM
passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:09 PM
Item 19
#atxcouncil moves along to item 19. 19 is the public comment item #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:10 PM
.@GregCasar lays out item. seems a first reading only approval is coming here? @MayorAdler wants see “menu” of options #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:11 PM
this would limit public testimony on an item to 2 hours max #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:14 PM
.@GregCasar moves approval w limit of 90 minutes public speaking time whether at committee or #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:15 PM
.@D5Kitchen reminds us that item maintains ability of #atxcouncil to override limits w a vote #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:16 PM
.@GregCasar casts as a way to create a level of simplicity, standard for length of discussion. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:17 PM
.@GregCasar adds that most items don’t go beyond 90 mins. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:17 PM
w prompt from @PoolforAustin, @GregCasar notes that chair of committees would be responsible for ensuring fair hearings #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:18 PM
.@GregCasar cites STR example, where it did indeed take forever for #atxcouncil to hear amendments #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:19 PM
.@d3forpio reminds us of scant audience during STRs. says room was empty, minus camera person. #atxcouncil #atxgov #whataboutthepress? April 07, 2016 08:22 PM
19 passes on first reading. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:25 PM
and, with that, #atxcouncil adjourns. I’m on vacation next time, but @cubbie9000 will have you covered. #atxgov April 07, 2016 08:26 PM
PS: here is that motion sheet from the boys and girls club item (what passed) #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/pdvHcIz6ja April 07, 2016 08:28 PM
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