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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 5.14.15

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Tick Tock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from Council day. Simply click on the item number to scroll to the corresponding. Votes are color-coded: Green for yeas, red for nays, et cetera. It’s embedded below.

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 244
LavigneATX 2
TerrenceHenry 2
DOrtegaCarter 1
LillyRockwell 1
mattlargey 1

Thursday, May 14, 2015 7AM

.@lizpagano with our take on #whatwomenask #atxgov incident https://t.co/bD41IG9ctN May 14, 2015 07:27 AM
.@lizpagano with our take on #whatwomenask #atxgov incident https://t.co/bD41IG9ctN May 14, 2015 07:27 AM

Thursday, May 14, 2015 10AM

checking in from #atxcouncil where a zoning agenda maybe preempted by more commission appointment fighting. #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:01 AM
.@donzimmermanatx has expressed concerns re: an appointment to the #atxgov Civil Service Comm: http://t.co/ET5E0Bp1on #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 10:04 AM
.@donzimmermanatx has expressed concerns re: an appointment to the #atxgov Civil Service Comm: http://t.co/ET5E0Bp1on #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 10:04 AM
for the record, that nom isnt on the list we were just handed. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:06 AM
.@MayorSteveAdler and CM Ott talking before today’s #atxcouncil meeting #atxgov http://t.co/zX0wmaDDJd May 14, 2015 10:11 AM
#atxcouncil is under way. #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:22 AM
Item 6
item 6 will be set for 1pm time certain. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:22 AM
6 would include Applied behavioral health services in the #atxgov health plan. 8 speakers will talk at 1. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 10:23 AM
Item 13
item 13 will be set for 2pm. 13 is the Cameron Apartments item. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:23 AM
Item 30
item 30 will be ppd at 2pm #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:23 AM
items 2, 11, 12, 7, & 8 will also be pulled. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:24 AM
as CM Zim points out, however, consent is limited to 1-4 today. the rest is all zoning. #atxcouncil #atxgov 3 is noms May 14, 2015 10:25 AM
looks like 3 will remain on consent. but not before we hear again from Sharon Blythe. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:26 AM
Blythe, you remember, did not get nominated to the PARD board after some questionable comments were made public. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:27 AM
Blythe making general remarks about turning over commissions, that #atxcouncil wasnt listening as she spoke. #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:28 AM
request from @poolforaustin to put agenda items back up on screen on ATXN #atxcouncil #atxgov #SECONDED!! May 14, 2015 10:29 AM
conset passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov yeas: 11 (unanimous) May 14, 2015 10:30 AM
#atxcouncil now discussing CM Zim opposition to MPT @kathietovo nom (Michael Murphy) to the Civil Svc commission. #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:32 AM
Item 3
also CX: Commission noms are not on consent. were talking about em now item 3. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:33 AM
CM Zim brings up Buehler rejection. relates to Murphy, suggests conflict in rep. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:33 AM
.@gregoriocasar personally testifies to Murphys integrity, sees no conflict. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:34 AM
.@poolforaustin also gets behind Murphy. says he rose to the very top of candidate pool. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:35 AM
.@poolforaustin also gets behind Murphy. says he rose to the very top of candidate pool. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:35 AM
MPT @kathietovo agrees w her colleages. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:36 AM
.@ellenforaustin: Murphy represents an interest already on commission. still, doesnt seem quite ready to say no. #atxcouncil #atxggov May 14, 2015 10:38 AM
.@poolforaustin suggests that Murphy does rep a balance. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:40 AM
CM Zim wonders how many members of commission are paid by union. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:40 AM
MPT @kathietovo running down current mun civil service roster. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:41 AM
MPT @kathietovo pauses to note that further discussion could head to exec session, but continues. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:41 AM
CM Zim wants to know why #atxcouncil held an exec on civil service comm and not others. reason (per staff)? interviews #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:43 AM
CM Zim says this raises more concerns. also says he didnt know that civil service comms got paid. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:44 AM
staff corrects: no pay currently, #atxcouncil could pay. #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:44 AM
CM Zim seems interested in sending this back into exec session. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:45 AM
CM Zim now into his basic concerns about a civil service commission and how it works. (undermines mgmt) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:45 AM
reminder: #atxgov voters did in fact sign off on a civil service commission. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 10:46 AM
CM Zim: is there anything peculiar about muni civil service? law: not peculiar, but it is created by charter. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:47 AM
CM Zim wonders if Civil Service comm has liability in legal disputes. answer from legal: it has power to make decisions #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:48 AM
RT @austin78753: Continued #atxcouncil confusion over city charter and city code. May 14, 2015 10:49 AM
Item 5
wait wait. rest of noms passed on consent. were talking about, specifically the noms to civil service. this is item 5. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:50 AM
CM Zim into his wrap. calls new board non objective clearly biased in favor of union. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:56 AM
DOrtegaCarter "@MKanin Wow!! CM Zim asks a lot of questions!!!"
.@DOrtegaCarter he does! #zimcity #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:57 AM
Murphy nom passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:58 AM
Murphy nom passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:58 AM
nays: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 10:58 AM
abstains: 2 (@ellenforaustin, @oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 10:59 AM

Thursday, May 14, 2015 11AM

Item 2
#atxcouncil moves along to item 2. this is the Ace Salvage issue. #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:00 AM
our latest on the Ace issue is here: http://t.co/VJW3dd6PJ1. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:01 AM
staff have urged #atxcouncil to ppd pending agreement if they have any changes to what passed last week on 1st reading. #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:02 AM
MPT @kathietovo offering amendment that would cut into 10-year site plan agreement. says #atxgov doesnt typically do that #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 11:03 AM
#atxcouncil figuring out how to take citcom about something already heard in committee. will take 4 pro, 4 no, each w 2 mins #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:05 AM
only 1 against in chambers. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:06 AM
first up, Roy Cavanaugh. owner of Ace Salvage. in favor #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:06 AM
Cavanagh says he can build storage kennel under existing plan. refreshes on deal: WQ for development credits #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:08 AM
Cavanagh says neighbor offered to acquire property. says he cant leave, employees depend on him. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:10 AM
Cavanagh says the existing proposal is the only way he can move forward. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:11 AM
next up: HOA rep. all were asking is to make it a safe place to access yupon (street), minimize addtl traffic #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:12 AM
HOA rep:we support roy but doesnt support entrance where it is, also worries about kennel. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:13 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks HOA rep to explain concerns re: kennel. HOA rep: worried about animal noise #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:15 AM
HOA rep says hes not a environmental expert, but suggests there could be negative land impact. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:16 AM
Sharon Blythe up now. Says entrance to prop appropriate on Yupon. is generally for proposal #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:17 AM
Yopun = Yaupon (Drive) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:18 AM
Charles Roth is up now. HOA rep. says that access on Yaupon is dangerous, says HOA is concerned. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:20 AM
Charles Roth is up now. HOA rep. says that access on Yaupon is dangerous, says HOA is concerned. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:20 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 moves approval of ord on 2nd reading, remove access to Yaupon. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:22 AM
RT @TexasTribune: #Austin City Council members slam “misguided” training about women. Via @austinmonitor: http://t.co/s7hIKkemJd http://t.c May 14, 2015 11:22 AM
RT @austinmonitor: Happy to work w @TexasTribune! (CC: @lizpagano, @MKanin) https://t.co/OzZo7YJvWZ May 14, 2015 11:24 AM
MPT @kathietovo offers amendment that cuts site plan exp extension three year, down from 8. (2018 vs 2023) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:27 AM
CM Zim against cut in time on site permit. suggests its not enough time to get project done. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:30 AM
.@mayorsteveadler asks about gfathering. answer: kennels and storage in. but plan could expire and force re-app #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:32 AM
#atxcouncil trying to wrestle w concept of granfathering vs site plan expiration. #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:34 AM
MPT @kathietovo: if owner is making progress when plan expires, it wouldnt get stopped? staff: new permits, but no. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:35 AM
staff: use continues whether plan expires. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:36 AM
MPT @kathietovo gets specific on angle: that site would be exempt from other, non gfathered uses, should they change #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:37 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 asks about impact of shorter site plan exp. CM Zim chimes in: limits property rights #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 11:41 AM
.@mayorsteveadler (who lawyers about this) disagrees: gfathering preserves incentive to build. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:44 AM
.@mayorsteveadler adds that he doesnt see material differences in MPT @kathietovo exp and existing. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:44 AM
MPT @kathietovo says no Chpt 245 (gfathering) hearing on property. staff confirms. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:46 AM
still, staff says proposed uses are protected #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:46 AM
.@mayorsteveadler says he will vote for MPT @kathietovo amendment, on 2nd reading. wants more legal discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:47 AM
CM Zim brings up #atxgov vested rights litigation. says its very very expensive for dev court challenge. #atxcouncil #zimcity May 14, 2015 11:48 AM
CM Zim doesnt believe #atxcouncil can shorten site plan exp. #atxgov legal says Cavanagh will have to agree. #zimcity May 14, 2015 11:49 AM
CM Zim recalls Garza case, wants to get away from that…#atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 11:49 AM
CM Zim recalls Garza case, wants to get away from that…#atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 11:49 AM
MPT @kathietovo exp amendment passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:50 AM
nays: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:50 AM
abstains: @orraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:51 AM
back to main item, would all be for 2nd reading. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:51 AM
MPT @kathietovo has mixed feelings about plan to keep animals in kennel inside. but also notes WQ concerns w waste #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:52 AM
HOWEVER. MPT @kathietovo notes nothing #atxcouncil does could prohibit Cavanagh from letting animals outside. wants assurances on WQ #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:53 AM
2 passes on 2nd reading, Yaupon access removed, exp set for 18. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:55 AM
Item 5
#atxcouncil moves to clean up quick element of item 5. thats designating chair of civil service comm #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:57 AM
passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:57 AM
abstains: 1 (CM Zim) #zimcity #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:57 AM
off the dais: 1 (@DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 11:58 AM
#atxcouncil heads to #CitCom, yr @austinmonitor team heads to lunch. May 14, 2015 11:58 AM

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2PM

#atxcouncil remains in executive session, but sounds like theyll be back soon. #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:13 PM
…and, on cue, theres stirring on the dais. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:14 PM
#atxcouncil is set to return from exec session #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:29 PM
#atxcouncil returns #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:30 PM
#atxcouncil will head through zoning consent. #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:31 PM
Item 9
item 9 is set for consent on 2nd and 3rd readings #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:31 PM
Item 10
item 10 will be set for a 1 week ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:31 PM
Item 10
item 10 will be set for a 1 week ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:31 PM
items 11 & 12 will be discussion ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:31 PM
Item 13
item 13 requests ppd until june #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:32 PM
Item 14
item 14 is under traffic study. ppd until 6.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:32 PM
Item 15
item 15 & 16 will be ppd until 6.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:32 PM
Item 17
item 17 offerd for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:33 PM
Item 18
item 18 set for consent approval on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:33 PM
Item 20
item 20 ppd 8.13 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:34 PM
Item 21
item 21 is set for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:34 PM
Item 22
item 22 is set for consent on three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:35 PM
Item 23
item 23 is set for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:35 PM
Item 25
item 25 is set for set for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:36 PM
Item 26
item 26 is set for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:37 PM
Item 29
item 29 is set for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:37 PM
Item 30
and, as the @austinmonitor reported this morning, item 30 will be ppd to 5.21 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:38 PM
Item 22
.@poolforaustin asks for co on item 22. answer: vehicle trips limit. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:39 PM
#atxcouncil consent zoning passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:40 PM
Item 6
#atxcouncil heads to item 6. #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:40 PM
6 would look to include applied behavioral benefits in #atxgov health plans. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 02:41 PM
.@oraatx1 moves approval. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:41 PM
.@oraatx1 moves approval. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:41 PM
CX: to be clear, this is committee recommendation. @DGarzaforD2 has a different motion, the one she put on the agenda. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:42 PM
#atxcouncil will hear from 20 speakers on the item. #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:43 PM
and CM Kitchen moves to extend speaking time to 3 minutes. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:43 PM
CM Zim signals objection, wonders about standing rule 2 hear 2 mins per person (after hearing in committee). #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 02:45 PM
.@oraatx1 also wants to limit to 2 mins. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:45 PM
.@oraatx1 suggests that many have already spoken on issue. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:46 PM
.@ellenforaustin now says shed like to hear discussion on unlimited speakers. #atxcouncil would have to reconsider. #atxgov #process! May 14, 2015 02:46 PM
#atxcouncil way deep into discussion about how long and how many folks should speak on 6. #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:48 PM
#atxcouncil agrees to allow 3 mins on testimony yeas: 7 #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:50 PM
nays: 4 (@oraatx1, CM Zim, @D3forpio, and @EllenforAustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 02:51 PM
#atxcouncil moves to #citcom on 6. #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:52 PM
…BUT before they do, @MayorSteveAdler notes the probability of passage of 6, and that all speakers are pro. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 02:52 PM
RT @lizpagano: For the record. #atxcouncil just discussed how long the public should be able to speak for twelve minutes. Stairway to Heave May 14, 2015 02:57 PM

Thursday, May 14, 2015 3PM

Thx, @tcb! @CarolineOMeara, we’re in the middle of a discussion on adding autism-related med benefits for #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:03 PM
supporters back @DGarzaforD2 resolution that would add benefits to #atxgov package #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 03:06 PM
#atxgov economist John Hockenyos up now, father of two kids on spectrum. here in that capacity. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 03:08 PM
true to professional role, Hockenyos came with data: cost-benefit analysis in this case #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:09 PM
Hockenyos also brings discussion w HR manager at large firm looking to add similar benefits. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:10 PM
CM Zim: cost increase in coverage as terrifying. Hockenyos suggests that #atxgov could cap, reminds that its med necc #atxcouncil #zimcity May 14, 2015 03:15 PM
CM Zim: cost increase in coverage as terrifying. Hockenyos suggests that #atxgov could cap, reminds that its med necc #atxcouncil #zimcity May 14, 2015 03:15 PM
CM Kitchen says procedure is proscribed, implies utilization should be relatively predictable. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:16 PM
Hockenyos: #atxgov could also pass some costs back to employees #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 03:17 PM
parade of supporters for inclusion of ABA treatment in #atxgov health care plan continues. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 03:22 PM
CM Zim: #atxcouncil would create silos of people who would have a benefit for their autistic kids if it approves ABA #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 03:45 PM
speaker to CM Zim: which side of the divide would you rather be on? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:46 PM
APA President Ken Cassady supports ABA, appreciates CM Zims fiscal hawking, but calls for passage #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:49 PM
and that concludes #citcom on ABA #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:49 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 argues for her res. calls ABA something that the city needs to cover. says theyve considered costs. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:51 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 frames ABA inclusion as a way to improve equity and affordability in #atxgov #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 03:52 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 notes cascading impact of inability to pay for ABA #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:52 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 says cost is minimal, all things considered. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:53 PM
CM Kitchen echoes @DGarzaforD2 on costs, adds #atxcouncil shouldnt get too caught up in the costs; itll be reviewed during #atxgov budget. May 14, 2015 03:55 PM
MPT @kathietovo has an amendment. it would open door to additional options, should CMgr decide they are appropriate. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:57 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 okay with MPT @kathietovo amendment. seems like itll be in. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 03:59 PM

Thursday, May 14, 2015 4PM

(were voting on what seems like a friendly amendment, btw) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:00 PM
and, indeed, #atxcouncil approves MPT @kathietovo amendment unanimously. #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:00 PM
CM Zim has an amendment. it would make employees responsible for 100% of costs of additional coverage. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 04:01 PM
it looks like CM Zim amendment would also cap benefit at 680 hours of ABA therapy. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 04:03 PM
CM Zim amendment dies, lacking second. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 04:04 PM
CM Zim amendment dies, lacking second. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 04:04 PM
CM Zim wants to know how #atxgov will pay for ABA benefit. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 04:08 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin I like the #zimcity hashtag."
.@LillyRockwell i think its handy! May 14, 2015 04:09 PM
and ABA coverage passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:09 PM
abstain: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 04:10 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 7 & 8. #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:10 PM
7 & 8 are rezones and FLUM changes for the Korean United Pres Church. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:11 PM
7 & 8 are up for 2nd reading only. owner hasnt signed covenants yet. also there is a valid petition. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:12 PM
valid petition = 9 of 11 supermajority for passage. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:12 PM
staff notes that public hearing is closed on 7 & 8. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:15 PM
.@poolforaustin offers a motion to deny 7 & 8. CM Kitchen wonders if thats necessary, wouldnt it just die w.out motion? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:17 PM
..and with that, @poolforaustin pulls motion. and now we have no motion. item dies. #atxcouncil #atxgov #uhhhhh May 14, 2015 04:18 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 11 & 12. #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:19 PM
11 & 12 are for Waller on Swede Hill. Applicant has asked for a ppd here. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:20 PM
first up, Swede Hill NA rep calling for moving forward w case. barring that, they want to move case to next week. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:24 PM
Swede Hill NA rep suggests dev hasnt worked w neighbors #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:26 PM
latest @austinmonitor coverage of this issue is here: http://t.co/EDwgibDlmI #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:28 PM
Peter Cesaro up. says applicant has conflicts, NA has conflicts. willing to ppd to 9.10. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:29 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders if Swede Hill is okay w 9.10. they are ok, but would rather not (its a long way away) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:31 PM
.@oraatx1: were wearing our citizens down; suggests they should hear case today. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:31 PM
.@oraatx1: were wearing our citizens down; suggests they should hear case today. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:31 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggesting moving it to additional may meeting. #atxcouncil #atxgov (5.28) May 14, 2015 04:32 PM
MPT @kathietovo: were first couple ppd applicant requests? Staff: both were staff. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:33 PM
LavigneATX "@MKanin so did they vote on 7&8 and it the change request is dead now?"
.@LavigneATX #atxcouncil declined to vote on 7 & 8, and interpreted that as something of a no… May 14, 2015 04:34 PM
CM Zim also ready to hear case today. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 14, 2015 04:34 PM
Dev rep returns to push for 9.10, promises to work w Swede Hill. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:35 PM
.@mayorsteveadler moves to table item so Dev rep can call and check w client about 5.28 date. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:37 PM
Item 31
#atxcouncil moves along to item 31. #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:37 PM
31 is an appeal of a building permit issued to property on Highland Terrace West. #atxcouncil #atxgov lots of speakers here May 14, 2015 04:38 PM
board has denied appeal. #atxcouncil is now hearing an appeal #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:39 PM
LavigneATX "@MKanin hmmm. thanks."
@LavigneATX for the record, were a bit WTF over here too… May 14, 2015 04:40 PM
RT @lizpagano: You know, everyone keeps emphasizing how NOT Austin this training session was. So why didn’t people complain immediately? #w May 14, 2015 04:45 PM
there are apparently some issues w unregistered STRs here, too. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:47 PM
Highland Terrace rep brings up permit violations, what he casts as misleading behavior of applicant. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:50 PM
neighborhood rep argues that #atxgov has close to a dozen reasons to deny, only one to not (that person applied for permit) #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 04:51 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks NH rep whether there would still be concerns about structure w.out failure to get permit. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 04:58 PM

Thursday, May 14, 2015 5PM

appears that plat restriction in Highland Park West prevents garage larger than 600 sq ft. this garage is larger. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:00 PM
there is also a temporary restraining order in play here. NHA filed lawsuit, injunction re: garage #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:03 PM
.@mayorsteveadler asks #atxgov legal what standards are applied in this sit. legal: a few guidelines, nothing concrete. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 05:04 PM
legal: case is about whether or not garage permit complies w technical codes. burden of proof on appealing party. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:05 PM
legal: case is about whether or not garage permit complies w technical codes. burden of proof on appealing party. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:05 PM
TerrenceHenry "@lizpagano truly strange/ surprising to me it stayed under the radar this long."
@TerrenceHenry word. May 14, 2015 05:07 PM
.@poolforaustin sees issue w idea that rest of NH has complied w plat restrictions, which, legally, cant be enforced. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:09 PM
.@mayorsteveadler responds to @poolforaustin: not sure that #atxgov is appropriate forum to handle neighbor dispute. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 05:12 PM
mattlargey "@MKanin @TerrenceHenry @lizpagano Makes you wonder what other “trainings” have happen there."
.@mattlargey @TerrenceHenry @lizpagano or if other issues are lurking… May 14, 2015 05:12 PM
Highland Terrace rep suggests that #atxgov is signatory on plat restrictions here, could thus enforce. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 05:13 PM
TerrenceHenry "@LillyRockwell thank you for bringing it to light @MKanin @lizpagano"
@TerrenceHenry seconded. Great work, @LillyRockwell @lizpagano May 14, 2015 05:15 PM
nh opposition to highland terrace west garage continues. notes include brush burning, ignoring other city rules. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:23 PM
next speaker gets behind property rights, but says he takes issue w lack of appropriate process here. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:28 PM
also bangs on #atxgov code, saying that not enough enforcement gets done. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 05:29 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 responds to speaker comments, turns to Zucker Report. says #atxcouncil committed to reforming current code, review #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:31 PM
next speaker says some work on property included purposeful curb ramming by bobcat that ruptured gas line. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:33 PM
next speaker also supports property rights, suggests neighbor doesnt understand community #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:37 PM
Terry Irion now up repping property owner. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:40 PM
Irion: allegations about STR violations, but owner hasnt been cited. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 05:41 PM

Thursday, May 14, 2015 6PM

BREAKING: ACM Snipes on paid leave in wake of controversial presentation: http://t.co/BSIxv8YAbf #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:01 PM
picking up 31 in middle of closing remarks from all sides. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:06 PM
#atxcouncil closes public hearing on 31. @D3forPio moves to deny appeal. seconded by CM Zim #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:14 PM
.@d3forpio: appeal is based in technical issues, thats why he moved to deny. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:15 PM
.@poolforaustin will support appeal. #atxcouncil #atxgov tally:2-1 May 14, 2015 06:16 PM
.@poolforaustin will support appeal. #atxcouncil #atxgov tally:2-1 May 14, 2015 06:16 PM
.@oraatx1 will vote for appeal. says she understands pain of NHs in wake of unpermitted building. tally: 2-2 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:17 PM
.@mayorsteveadler will vote deny. says: a hard case, unfortunate neighbors got to this place; cites legal charge #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:19 PM
more @MayorSteveAdler says question is relatively simple, that he & colleagues go by laws on books. #atxgov discreation limited #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 06:20 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 understands NH concerns. but also says, like @mayorsteveadler, #atxgov legal discretion limited. #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 06:22 PM
tally now 4-2 in favor of denial. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks how #atxcouncil res related to deed restrictions plays here? #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:24 PM
legal: #atxcouncil resolution from 80s, 90s (?) that mandates Council take in deed restrictions, but that it doesnt apply here. #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:24 PM
#atxcouncil denies appeal: yeas: 7 #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:27 PM
nays: 2 abstains: 1 #atxgov #atxcouncil May 14, 2015 06:27 PM
#atxcouncil returns to ppd question on items 11 & 12. project rep says client cant be back for 5.28. will push for september #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:28 PM
neighbors oppose such a delay. want to move ahead. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:29 PM
.@oraatx1 not confident that dev will work w neighbors. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:32 PM
.@oraatx1 pushing hard to go to 5.28, dev rep still doesnt think that resolves issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:33 PM
.@mayorsteveadler wonders if negotiations can start by then. seems dev rep okay w that. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:34 PM
and @oraatx1 moves to ppd 11 & 12 to 5.28 CM Zim is the second. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:36 PM
seems #atxcouncil looking for dev, nh to agree to some preliminary framework. #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:37 PM
ppd to 5.28 yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:38 PM
off the dais: 2 (CMs @SheriGalloD10 and @DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:38 PM
#atxcouncil adjourns. thanks for following along! #atxgov May 14, 2015 06:38 PM
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