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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 5.21.15

Monday, May 25, 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 437
DanKeshet 3
tinacannonTX 2
breathesgelatin 2
lizpagano 1
HGerbracht 1
PoolforAustin 1
austintexasgov 1
Aloha_Analytics 1
nanieneavel 1
crlazaro 1

Thursday, May 21, 2015 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil where (in Austin Java) I heard a spot of Joe Jackson’s “Into the Night.” #atxgov #ominous May 21, 2015 09:44 AM
Checking in from #atxcouncil where (in Austin Java) I heard a spot of Joe Jackson’s “Into the Night.” #atxgov #ominous May 21, 2015 09:44 AM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 10AM

Item 23
item 23, the #atxgov minimum wage increase will be at 11am or later. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 10:03 AM
Item 25
likewise with item 25, which would study #atxgov use of conviction history in hiring #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 10:05 AM
Item 25
in re: item 25, my memory is #atxcouncil (via CMs Sheryl Cole and @LAURAatCityHall) had already done some work w ban the box #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:06 AM
#atxcouncil appears ready to roll. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:11 AM
RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil is postponing the homestead exemption item on today’s agenda to June 4 May 21, 2015 10:12 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Full agenda is here: http://t.co/3kNsFNwlcB May 21, 2015 10:20 AM
#atxcouncil gets underway May 21, 2015 10:23 AM
#atxcouncil will do traditional memorial day ceremony first #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:25 AM
FYI: All Access @austinmonitor subs: weve got a tipsheet up for todays #atxcouncil meeting: http://t.co/uEbo0c6UOn #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:40 AM
.@DGarzaforD2 not on the dais, shes had her child. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:41 AM
Item 2
#atxcouncil starts by ppd item 2, the homestead exemption discussion, until 6.4 #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:43 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin @DGarzaforD2 Oh c’mon man, this has got to be the lamest birth announcement I’ve read. How about a full name and birth weight?"
@DanKeshet Lourdes is the first name, i believe. CM Kitchen called here #atxcouncils eight female member #recentcontext May 21, 2015 10:44 AM
before consent vote, #atxcouncil will entertain some motions to send stuff to committee. and there are a lot of them. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:45 AM
items for referral are 4, 6, 7, 8, 12-15, 24 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:46 AM
items for referral are 4, 6, 7, 8, 12-15, 24 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:46 AM
RT @JennCurington: Mayor Adler announcing the birth of Lourdes Leona Martinez who was born 5/20. Congratulations to CM @DGarzaforD2! #ATXco May 21, 2015 10:46 AM
Item 16
.@ellenforaustin will send item 16 to committee too #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:47 AM
.@gregoriocasar wants to go through each committee referral, get rationale for each. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:49 AM
apparently one item that CM Zim would send to committee would instruct CMgr to…send an item to committee #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 10:50 AM
many others are purchasing items. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:50 AM
looks like maybe minimal interest in batching these all off to committee #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:50 AM
CM Zim wants @mayorsteveadler to make committee assigns, rather than CMgr. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:51 AM
.@oraatx1 concerned about minority participation in purchasing, wants committee to sus out whats going on #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:52 AM
.@mayorsteveadler suggests overall minority participation policy question to committee, not individual purchasing items #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:53 AM
MPT @kathietovo agrees w @MayorSteveAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:53 AM
MPT @kathietovo recalls @DGarzaforD2, suggests best use of committees is deeper deliberation. sees slow down otherwise #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:54 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Most @DonZimmermanATX items are contracts he wants review; #4 is an FBI request for a SWAT member to maintain May 21, 2015 10:54 AM
.@poolforaustin urges colleagues to review items individually, suggests CM Zim committee moves simply to slow process #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:56 AM
CM Zim throws issue back on staff, says they are not getting timely responses from staff. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:56 AM
.@ellenforaustin particularly interested in 8 & 16. says #atxcouncil already signalled referral on 16. 8 is AE turbines (big $$) #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:58 AM
overall, @EllenforAustin, suggests that financial issues are policy issues; sees w.in committee purview, it seems #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:58 AM
again overall: @EllenforAustin notes size of purchasing agenda $$ for today, implies need for oversight #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:59 AM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11AM

.@mayorsteveadler gives #atxcouncil colleagues a chance to pull committee referral items out of mass CM Zim referral. #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 11:01 AM
seems 8 & 16 referral will be voted on seperately. the rest seem likely to go down. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:02 AM
seems 8 & 16 referral will be voted on seperately. the rest seem likely to go down. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:02 AM
indeed the mass referral fails nays: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:02 AM
yeas: (CM Zim, Troxclair, Houston, Gallo) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:03 AM
Item 8
#atxcouncil will talk about sending item 8 to committee #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:03 AM
reminder: we havent taken our consent vote yet. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:03 AM
8 is the purchasing item for AE turbines at Sand Hill. up to $40m. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:04 AM
AE: turbine is replacement for summertime loss (just in case). w.out replacement, AE has to purchase power on market #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:05 AM
AE adds, (paraphrase) we bring you big contracts, not unusual. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:06 AM
MPT @kathietovo wonders if they can push turbine buy to thursday next. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:06 AM
AE: we have a utility to run (implies #atxcouncil is getting in the way of ops) #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:07 AM
RT @austin78753: AE annual budget $1.5 billion #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:08 AM
CM Zim moves to send turbine to committee, w potential vote to pass also next thurs. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 11:09 AM
.@ellenforaustin says she could ask her questions now. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:10 AM
AE: week delay is fine. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:10 AM
#atxcouncil refers turbine to committee yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:10 AM
Item 16
#atxcouncil moves along to referral of item 16. #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:10 AM
16 is for vehicle rental services #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:11 AM
.@ellenforaustin looking to shrink $$? wants to talk in committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:11 AM
staff also says this is time sensitive. its for summer PARD youth program vans. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:12 AM
staff: no approval now means delay in summer youth program vans. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:12 AM
staff: no approval now means delay in summer youth program vans. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:12 AM
.@ellenforaustin ready for discussion now. 16 will be pulled. sum: WE NEED VANS, AE turbines can wait. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:14 AM
whole ton of stuff off #atxcouncil agenda. 2, 3, 5, 17, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28 #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:15 AM
MPT @kathietovo has a couple of brief things on other items, too. 15 pulled. 12 also. And 4. #atxcouncil #atxgov #yikes May 21, 2015 11:17 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Nature of Council contract priorities a bit wobbly; conservative wing wants to review most contracts https://t May 21, 2015 11:18 AM
DanKeshet "@PointAustin @MKanin I wonder whether this will go more smoothly after they’ve been able to be involved in a budget process."
.@DanKeshet maybe. but the budget process this year might kill us all. May 21, 2015 11:19 AM
#atxcouncil now getting to whats left of the consent agenda. #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:20 AM
.@oraatx1 against a slate of purchasing (no minority participation) consent items. CM Zim has abstentions. #atxcouncil #atxgov #ZimCity May 21, 2015 11:22 AM
RT @JennCurington: 13 items being pulled from the consent agenda, which originally was only 28 items long #ATXcouncil May 21, 2015 11:23 AM
consent passes (w scattered nos and abstentions) yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:24 AM
Item 2
#atxcouncil takes up item 2 (homestead exemption), which will be ppd after speakers. #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:24 AM
Former D6 #atxcouncil candidate Jay Wiley up to argue for full 20 percent. #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:25 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks Wiley to offer budget cuts that might accompany full 20 percent homestead exemption #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:28 AM
Wiley suggests #atxgov value to limit tax impact. MPT @kathietovo reminds Wiley much of those $$s go to public safety #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:30 AM
Wiley responds by saying that public safety entities (who take up roughly %70 of #atxgov budget) should see no cuts #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:31 AM
Wiley employs specter of beurocracy, suggests cuts should come there. CM Zim wants to limit #atxgov wages #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:33 AM
.@mayorsteveadler signals intent to phase full 20% over 4 years. says only way to get it done, given rest of #atxcouncil positions #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:34 AM
.@ellenforaustin: to make full 20 rev neutral, tax rate would have to go up. Wiley: folks arent interested in that #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:36 AM
Wiley continues to push for 20% this year. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:38 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @EllenforAustin asks re tax rate; @Wileyatx continues lectern campaign for https://t.co/oBZj5SX3mm cut “things May 21, 2015 11:38 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @EllenforAustin asks re tax rate; @Wileyatx continues lectern campaign for https://t.co/oBZj5SX3mm cut “things May 21, 2015 11:38 AM
2 is ppd to June 4, without #atxcouncil objection. #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:41 AM
Item 15
#atxcouncil will move along to item 15. approves quickly #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:43 AM
yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:43 AM
nays: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #ZimCity May 21, 2015 11:44 AM
Item 23
#atxcouncil will now try to get thru wage item 23 quickly #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:44 AM
23 is the increase in #atxgov minimum wage. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:46 AM
lots of public support for 23. #atxcouncil hearing from them now. #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:47 AM
RT @AndraCLim: Bob Batlin (Austin Interfaith) says city’s current $11.39 living wage doesn’t pay for workers’ basic needs #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:48 AM
RT @AndraCLim: Batlin refers to city group’s recommendation to raise living wage to $16.38 by 2020 #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:50 AM
noting back-to-back discussion about homestead exemption and #atxgov salary increase. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:51 AM
Emily Timm w @workersdefense up. will support 23. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:52 AM
Timm: also wants #atxgov to extend wage to subcontractors to close contractor loophole #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:53 AM
Item 25
before vote on 23, #atxcouncil moves along to take input on item 25. #atxgov May 21, 2015 11:56 AM
25 would get staff recs on the use of conviction histories for #atxgov jobs. city has already banned box once. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 11:58 AM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 12PM

RT @AndraCLim: Reentry roundtable rep speaking in favor of fair chance hiring (looking at criminal history later in hiring process) #atxcou May 21, 2015 12:01 PM
Item 23
speakers close on 23 & 25. @GregorioCasar moves approval of item 23, has amendment. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:05 PM
.@gregoriocasar notes CMgr study of what min wage should be, will suggest for this year, future. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:06 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that getting up past $13/hr could be minimal. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:06 PM
.@gregoriocasar says amendment clarifies that no wage set w res passage. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:06 PM
.@gregoriocasar says amendment clarifies that no wage set w res passage. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:06 PM
.@gregoriocasar also suggests that point on contractor loophole maybe a good one. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:07 PM
CM Zim, unsurprisingly, is against this. #atxcouncil #atxgov #ZimCim May 21, 2015 12:08 PM
CM Zim starts w…NFL minimum wage, which is $435k he says. #atxcouncil #atxgov #ZimCity May 21, 2015 12:08 PM
CM Zim pivots to what are people worth in market. says living wage is undefinable. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 12:09 PM
.@gregoriocasar: the market will not always value people as they should be valued #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:09 PM
.@ellenforaustin says she wasnt aware #atxcouncil could set a minimum wage, per se. @gregoriocasar believes that res is workable #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:11 PM
.@ellenforaustin will not support. worried about what itll look like in out years. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:13 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @EllenforAustin uneasy w/ “future budget” language; @GregorioCasar cannot bind future Councils, inspirational; May 21, 2015 12:13 PM
.@poolforaustin, MPT @kathietovo on board. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:14 PM
23 (minimum wage) passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:15 PM
nays: 2 (@ellenforaustin, CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 12:15 PM
Item 25
vote on item 25 coming. this is ban the box redux. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:15 PM
#atxcouncil will try to vote on 25 quickly. indeed. passes. yeas: 9 #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:17 PM
nays: 1 (CM Troxclair) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:17 PM
note CM Zim voted for 25, based on positive data he says hes seen. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 12:18 PM
#atxcouncil heads to #citcom, yr @austinmonitor team heads to lunch. #atxgov May 21, 2015 12:19 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 2PM

Item 48
your @austinmonitor team returns from lunch to see #atxcouncil ppd item 48, the red bluff hotel item. and it does #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:10 PM
Item 39
#atxcouncil may now move to postpone item 39, the WAYA fields item May 21, 2015 02:11 PM
.@poolforaustin has called for a ppd, sounds like @AdlerForAustin will support that. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:11 PM
.@poolforaustin has called for a ppd, sounds like @AdlerForAustin will support that. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:11 PM
.@poolforaustin asks PARD to talk about timeline w.r.t. WAYA, master plan for area. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:13 PM
PARD: master plan done by spring, 2016 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:13 PM
and 39 is pdd indefinitely, yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:15 PM
off the dais: 3 (Garza, CM Zim, Casar) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:16 PM
Item 42
#atxcouncil moves along to item 42. 42 is the decker lake item. #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:17 PM
.@mayorsteveadler doesnt believe that course has been advanced enough in terms of discussion to take a vote today. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:18 PM
.@mayorsteveadler: I wont be part of #atxcouncil that gives lipservice to econ dev on east side, rundberg. #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:19 PM
.@mayorsteveadler looking to form 5 member task force to look at econ dev on eastside as a whole #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:20 PM
.@oraatx1: our city has a history of taking risks in other parts of the city… #atxcouncil #atxgov (supports decker golf) May 21, 2015 02:22 PM
.@oraatx1 casts decker golf as a Waller Creek-style redev opportunity. sees her constituents as being paternalized #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:24 PM
.@orraatx1: wants dev in her community. still, puts her trust in @mayorsteveadler, willing to ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:26 PM
even tho shes ok w ppd, @oraatx1 clearly has a specific result in mind #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:26 PM
lizpagano "How many times can #atxcouncil have this exact same discussion about Decker Lake golf?"
theres also this: RT @lizpagano: How many times can #atxcouncil have this exact same discussion about Decker Lake golf? #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:27 PM
#atxcouncil members here lining up to get behind vague notions of econ dev. committee appears set to go. #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:28 PM
.@ellenforaustin: its hard for us to..say were not giving lip service to econ dev, but then ppd indef decker golf #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:30 PM
RT @AndraCLim: .@EllenforAustin says she hopes #atxcouncil puts out a timeline or expectation for group studying East Austin development May 21, 2015 02:30 PM
CM Zim echoes @oraatx1 comments about lack of dev on east side. says hes frustrated, has philosophical objection #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:31 PM
CM Zim says #atxgov shouldnt be involved. econ dev dep leads to lack of fairness. #atxcouncil #zimcity May 21, 2015 02:32 PM
wants development interests from around the country to compete for dev of decker area, put it to vote. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 02:32 PM
wants development interests from around the country to compete for dev of decker area, put it to vote. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 02:32 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 insists that #atxgov will carefully monitor resources (specifically water, w.r.t. golf course) #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 02:34 PM
.@mayorsteveadler believes #atxcouncil reached critical mass…for us to do big things, meaningful things, moves along to ppd item #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:36 PM
with that, #atxcouncil ppds decker golf item indefinately. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:36 PM
#atxcouncil recesses until 3pm, when it will take up the cabs item #atxgov May 21, 2015 02:37 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 3PM

#atxcouncil is back and ready for taxis! #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:21 PM
these are items for 31-34 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:22 PM
CM Kitchen introing item. #atxcouncil set to do 2nd reading only on franchise agreements, third reading 6.4. #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:23 PM
if passed, new agreements would leave chauffeur license in hands of driver, no sponsor. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:26 PM
new cab agreements would also come w #atxcouncil instruction to begin looking at fourth franchise for driver-owned coop. #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:26 PM
#atxcouncil moves approval of cab items #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:27 PM
Yellow Cabs Ed Kargbo up. supporting existing system. says drivers claims are inaccurate, cites Mundy Report. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:29 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Ed Kargbo, prez of Yellow Cab Austin, says current structure is most balanced and accountable system. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 03:29 PM
Kargbo frames issue as who will be accountable, implies drivers would not be as responsible as cab firms #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:30 PM
MPT @kathietovo, CM Kitchen: still work to do on cab franchises. specifically cites 1year extension place holder #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:34 PM
next up, driver. set to refute notion that driver situation is affordable. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:35 PM
Solomon Kassa w Lone Star up now. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:38 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: As usual, tons of taxi drivers at #atxcouncil. http://t.co/ROrH2RZLpT May 21, 2015 03:39 PM
@austintexasgov just FYI but i dont think #atxcouncil has approved 30-34 yet. still discussing, no? #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:40 PM
Dave Passmore, taxi drives assn up. again supports driver coop. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:40 PM
Dave Passmore, taxi drives assn up. again supports driver coop. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:40 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Not quie following what Kassa is saying, but blv he is making an argument that drivers do make a decent living. #atxcoun May 21, 2015 03:40 PM
Joan Cabelle (sp?) with austin cab up. calls for franchise extension of at least five years #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:43 PM
argues that company has existing five-year commitments w drivers, equipment #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:43 PM
also suggests that 5-year extension offers drivers modicum of job security #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:44 PM
also calls for 50 more permits for two smaller #atxgov cab franchises (Austin Cab, Lone Star) #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 03:44 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Interfaith guy urging pro-driver measures, such as allowing them to operate a co-op. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 03:48 PM
ADAPT rep up. suggests mobility committee hasnt addressed accessibility issues says cab drivers wont come and get us #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:50 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Kitchen says they haven’t addressed accessibility and are committed to discussing it. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 03:51 PM
ADAPT rep continues to push idea of rule that would require drivers to pick up closest fare. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:52 PM
#citcom concludes on cab items. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:57 PM
#atxcouncil into procedural stuff. could approve final chauffeur rules change and coop item today #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:58 PM
so #atxcouncil will consider existing franchises on second reading, rest for final vote, it seems #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:59 PM
.@gregoriocasar pushes for mobility committee to consider age of vehicles in agreements #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 03:59 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 4PM

so maybe the chauffer/vehicle age item will also only go on 2nd reading. just coop exploration now set for final #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:03 PM
CM Zim seems skeptical that firms/drivers would put dangerous cars on road. calls age arbitrary constraint #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:04 PM
austintexasgov "@MKanin yes, that’s correct. And they won’t be passing it today. It’s just a public hearing on second reading."
@austintexasgov right May 21, 2015 04:05 PM
cab items 30-33 pass on 2nd reading yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:06 PM
#atxcouncil also asks CMgr Ott to explore creation of driver-owned coop #atxgov yeas: 10 (unanimous) May 21, 2015 04:06 PM
Item 3
#atxcouncil heads back to pick up item 3 #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:07 PM
Item 3
#atxcouncil heads back to pick up item 3 #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:07 PM
Item 4
item 4, too it appears. each are EMS-related. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:08 PM
3 is interlocal btwn #atxgov and ESD 5. passes. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 04:08 PM
Item 4
…and now item 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov. 4 lets an FBI SWAT team member ride in an ATCEMS ambulence. #thatISweird May 21, 2015 04:09 PM
CM Zim wants to send to committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:09 PM
staff: item lets FBI get exposure to med calls in case they need to use medic skills. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:11 PM
.@oraatx1 says shes not sure why this needs to go to committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:12 PM
CM Zim wonders why need for formality. staff says FBI wanted formal agreement. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:13 PM
CM Zim wants to authorize FBI agreement. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:14 PM
CM Zim wants to know why FBI duplicates local service. wants #atxcouncil committee to talk about it. #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:14 PM
MPT @kathietovo ready to authorize contract execution, contract as is. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:15 PM
ATCEMS union head says hes okay so long as FBI rideout has no impact. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:19 PM
CM Zim worried about fact that there is nothing in writing w.r.t. FBI ATCEMS ridealong #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:24 PM
CM Zim attempt to have agreement come back fails for lack of second. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:24 PM
4 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:25 PM
abstains: 1 (@ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:25 PM
Item 12
#atxcouncil moves along to item 12. #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:25 PM
12 is a purchasing item for $4.33m deal to complete #atxgov fiber optic network. @oraatx1 worried about m/wbe inclusion #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 04:26 PM
CM Zim wants to know why #atxgov got only one bid. answer: only 3 in country do this work #atxcouncil #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:29 PM
12 passes yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:30 PM
12 passes yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:30 PM
abstain: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:30 PM
RT @lizpagano: So…. that discussion was so boring that they almost lost a quorum. May 21, 2015 04:31 PM
Item 19
#atxcouncil moves along to item 19. #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:31 PM
19 is for a federal grant for improvements to N Lamar Blvd. passes #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:32 PM
yeas: 7 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:32 PM
Item 22
#atxcouncil moves along to item 22 #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:32 PM
22 is the property tax appraisal challenge petition. itll be up w items 44 & 47. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:33 PM
#atxcouncil will take input on all this, but will eventually ppd item until 6.4 #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:33 PM
Item 16
n/m! #atxcouncil gonna head back and pick up item 16. (overheard from staff: Thank God) #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:34 PM
16 is van rental for #atxgov PARD summer youth programs. @EllenforAustin wonders: why rent? #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 04:35 PM
staff on why rent?: its cheaper. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:35 PM
RT @austin78753: ADAPT has been early and strong advocate of N Lamar Blvd improvements. Speakers not able to stay 6 1/2 hours til #atxcounc May 21, 2015 04:41 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 says ask is 20% higher than last ask. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:42 PM
staff: there is actually not an increase #atxgov #atxcouncil #???? May 21, 2015 04:44 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 confused by data presented by staff. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:45 PM
tinacannonTX "@MKanin @SheriGalloD10 questioning the data, not “confused” :)"
@tinacannonTX @SheriGalloD10 May 21, 2015 04:46 PM
MKanin "@tinacannonTX @SheriGalloD10"
@tinacannonTX @SheriGalloD10 did say the word “confused” May 21, 2015 04:47 PM
tinacannonTX "@MKanin @SheriGalloD10 questioning the data, not “confused” :)"
.@tinacannonTX and, for the record im confused too… May 21, 2015 04:49 PM
CM Zim tries to turn fleet discussion into cemeteries discussion. fails. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:49 PM
CM Zim tries to turn fleet discussion into cemeteries discussion. fails. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:49 PM
debate is cut off as CM Zim tries to turn to cemeteries. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 04:50 PM
item passes. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:50 PM
#atxcouncil has 20 items left #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:50 PM
Item 40
#atxcouncil moves along to codeNEXT CAG item 40 #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:51 PM
RT @tinacannonTX: @MKanin @SheriGalloD10 agreed, context was that she was questioning data. The stand alone tweet makes it difficult 2 und May 21, 2015 04:51 PM
40 adds three members to the group working on codeNEXT #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:52 PM
CM Kitchen offering amendment that continues CAG for another 2 years #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:53 PM
under CM Kitchen amendment, CAG would expire in 9.17. also reinforces georaphic, viewpoint diversity. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:54 PM
CM Kitchen amendment also sets composition of group. 17 members. 12 from #atxcouncil up to 5 from committees #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:54 PM
CM @gregoriocasar wonders if expanded group starts in sept. CM Kitchen wants immediately. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:56 PM
immediate start concerns @GregorioCasar, cites logistic issues. suggests interim expansion by 5 until sept. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 04:56 PM
RT @lizpagano: Council now discussing expanding CodeNEXT Advisory group to SEVENTEEN people. lol. May 21, 2015 04:57 PM
HGerbracht "@MKanin I thought they said theyd take up 22. Then they went in a completely different direction. Inexplicable."
@HGerbracht they did. And then they did May 21, 2015 04:57 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 5PM

so immediate appoints from 2,3,4 and mayor. future reappointments and replacesments in sept. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:01 PM
attorney says #atxcouncil cannot extend life of CAG under current posting. #atxgov #oops May 21, 2015 05:02 PM
as @poolforaustin notes, extension can come later. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:02 PM
and CM Kitchen sums: everything else can fly today? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:03 PM
.@mayorsteveadler wants to give a more liberal meaning in future on posting language. not this time, tho. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:04 PM
.@mayorsteveadler also recommends that his #atxcouncil look at posting language, and consider posting language broad enough #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:05 PM
.@mayorsteveadler also recommends that his #atxcouncil look at posting language, and consider posting language broad enough #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:05 PM
RT @PoolforAustin: @MKanin 2, 3, 4, 7 and mayor. May 21, 2015 05:06 PM
PoolforAustin "@MKanin 2, 3, 4, 7 and mayor."
@PoolforAustin right! thx! May 21, 2015 05:06 PM
CM @GregorioCasar and CM Kitchen clear that neighborhood representation is important #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:10 PM
ANC pres Mary Ingle up. says CAG rep is unbalanced toward development, wants NH involvement #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:10 PM
Ingle calls current CAG discussions unnerving, not reflective of opinion #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:11 PM
RT @JennCurington: Members of the Calaveras La Capital motorcycle group are arriving at #ATXcouncil chambers for Motorcycle Safety Month pr May 21, 2015 05:11 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: It’s Motorcycle Safety Month and the #atxcouncil will issue a proclamation. A biker group is gathering in the lobby. Int May 21, 2015 05:12 PM
yr #atxcouncil media pals are all noticing no small irony in motorcycle safety month proc coming up here in a few minutes #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:12 PM
Daniel Llanes up. wants #atxcouncil to send Ingle to CAG, along w env rep, austin tenants council rep, #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:14 PM
David King now. echoing past remarks, including Ingle to CAG. also Eleanor McKinney. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:15 PM
#citcom closes on CAG issue #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:17 PM
CAG adjustments pass. #atxcouncil #atxgov yeas: 10 (unanimous) May 21, 2015 05:18 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 35-38 #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:20 PM
35-38 are purchasing items. spending on DPW projects. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 05:21 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 7PM

#atxcouncil looks set to return here momentarily #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:03 PM
#atxcouncil is back. #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:05 PM
Item 53
#atxcouncil moves to pick up item 53 #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:07 PM
53 is the AE industrial contracts #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:07 PM
CM @GregorioCasar has divided three largest consumers from the rest of the industrials #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:08 PM
CM @GregorioCasar has divided three largest consumers from the rest of the industrials #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:08 PM
.@slmcdonald77, repping @AustinChamber up first. noting impact of large scale users w.r.t. jobs, economy #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:11 PM
.@slmcdonald77 suggests many large firms connected, also raises specter of deregulation. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:11 PM
David King up. suggests industrial rates come at expense of residential ratepayers. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:13 PM
King also brings up dereg, calls it a veiled threat as cast by large contract firms. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:14 PM
Roger Wood w CCARE up. CCARE is coalition of large scale electric users. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:15 PM
Wood starts w 2011 AE affordability goal. suggests that AE rates have already broken this. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:17 PM
affordability goals connected w notion of AE performing like competitive firm, and thus fodder for Lege (theoretically) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:18 PM
Wood turns to collective impact of CCARE on community, notes both business and charitable contributions. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:23 PM
Wood also offers TXU bill. cites $50.80/mwh. says it doesnt compare favorably w AE. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:25 PM
wood: wouldnt be here tonight if #atxgov complied w affordabilty goal. also asks to be treated like state contract. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 07:25 PM
CM Zim asks Wood if hes compared CPS (San Anotonio) to AE. Wood: we havent. also, competitive market is 80% of state. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:26 PM
John Howard w Dell is up now. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:28 PM
in keeping with theme, Howard notes Dell charitable work, number employees, participation in voluntary green energy. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:29 PM
Howard also hints at competitive question. suggests escalation in rates would make AE uncompetitive. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:30 PM
David Hughley, gen counsel w National Instruments. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:30 PM
again, noting size of workforce, customer base, nonprofit efforts. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:31 PM
Again, CCARE members pushing for AE contact extensions. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:33 PM
Natl Instruments up. were willing to pay a premium for doing business here in #atxgov, but wants to be treated fairly #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 07:34 PM
NI: also hits on idea that AE stick to its affordability goals #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:35 PM
NI: also hits on idea that AE stick to its affordability goals #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:35 PM
CM Zim wonders if everybody knew that a rate increase was coming in 2015 when #atxcouncil did the rates in 2012 #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 07:36 PM
CM Zim drives it home: #atxcouncil violated affordability goal in 2012 #atxgov #ZimCity May 21, 2015 07:36 PM
CCAREs Roger Wood back up to answer. says its all different from when we did the rate case #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:37 PM
CM Zim: Large rate increases not predictable in 2012, then? #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 07:37 PM
Wood repeats assertion that affordability goals were backstop; rates in 2012 competitive. now there are not. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:38 PM
CM Zim: have rates dropped throughout state? Wood: in rest of Texas, yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 07:38 PM
.@mayorsteveadler: reasonable that CCARE be part of 2012 rate structure until new cost-of-service study? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:40 PM
Wood: AE already extended deal w. state (implied: so why not us?) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:41 PM
.@mayorsteveadler pushes case: ignoring state, would increase be acceptable? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:41 PM
Wood: but youve got an affordability goal…#atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:42 PM
CM Zim illustrates his point #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity http://t.co/rgP16zjtIw May 21, 2015 07:43 PM
AE GM Weis: new rates set the mark. CM Zim illustration accurate. Munis are steady. private go up and down like crazy. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:45 PM
MPT @kathietovo rates were expected to increase, and at a rate ahead of affordability goal–all except large users #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:46 PM
.@gregoriocasar has Weis remind all that new AE cost of service study is coming in 2016 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:47 PM
Dan Bonner up. repping data centers. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:47 PM
Bonner hitting on familiar points…green deals, etc. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:48 PM
Greg Hartmann w Seton, Michael Whellan w St Davids will present together. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:51 PM
Hartmann starts w note that two hospital systems provide $10m in uncompensated care to region. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:51 PM
Hartmann: looking for more gradual rate increase for systems #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:52 PM
Hartmann: looking for more gradual rate increase for systems #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:52 PM
Hartmann: hospital elec consumption is unique 24-hrs a day intensive. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:53 PM
hospitals hitting on familiar themes too: contributions to #atxgov community #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 07:53 PM
Whellan also angles toward community value of St Davids. uses PUC record to underscore community priority discreation #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:57 PM
Whellan asks for mercy. also reminds folks that St Davids does millions of dollars worth of charitable work. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:57 PM
CM Kitchen asks about community discounts. Weis: Houses of Worship/schools. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:58 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to extend (first) three largest user contracts. #atxgov May 21, 2015 07:58 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 8PM

#atxcouncil passes contract extension for big 3 AE users. yeas: 8 #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:02 PM
rather thats yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:02 PM
off the dais: 2 (CM Garza, Pool) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:02 PM
now along to the others #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:03 PM
CM @GregorioCasar says issue is at heart whether they will stick to plan (and redo contracts for the rest) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:03 PM
CM @GregorioCasar says most large scale customers have seen at least $1m in savings since rates went up #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:04 PM
CM @GregorioCasar again casting issue as residential ratepayers subsidizing large-scale customers. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:04 PM
CM @GregorioCasar suggests that hospital rate break is not a transparent way to go about supporting hospitals. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:05 PM
CM @GregorioCasar casts large scale contracts as Econ Dev, says they should be treated as such. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:07 PM
CM @gregoriocasar also has math that suggests that AE rates are multiple times cost of support offered by EDD office #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:07 PM
CM Kitchen signals her intention to offer amendment that would give hospitals a six month extension. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:08 PM
.@adlerforaustin will vote for all of the remaining extensions. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:08 PM
.@adlerforaustin also notes that lots of work on AE remains. cites transfer specifically. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:09 PM
.@adlerforaustin also notes that lots of work on AE remains. cites transfer specifically. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:09 PM
so: thus far. 1 CM against extension. 1 CM for hospital extension only. 1 CM for extensions for all #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:09 PM
.@mayorsteveadler says 6 month extension gives #atxgov time to work things out. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 08:11 PM
CM Zim agrees w all of @mayorsteveadler remarks will vote for extension. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 08:12 PM
CM Zim also takes a moment to suggest that #atxgov is paying for municipal utility. pushes dereg #atxcouncil #zimcity May 21, 2015 08:13 PM
.@oraatx1 will vote against extensions. notes impact on residential users #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:14 PM
so: 2 against, 2 for, 1 looking to get hospitals an extension. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:14 PM
CM @GregorioCasar suggests separating hospital question #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:15 PM
.@d3forpio will also vote against additional AE large user extensions #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:16 PM
so: 3 nos, 2 yes, 1 hospital only #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:16 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 will support extensions for all. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:17 PM
so informal count thusfar: 3-4 (w Kitchen as a no, except for hospitals) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:18 PM
.@sherigallod10: next 6 mos, talk to large large employeers to figure a mutual way forward. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:19 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: I’m sensing a 5-4 vote coming up But where is @PoolforAustin? #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 08:20 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: FWIW, @austinenergy insists to me that the rates large industrial users pay do not impact rates of residential customers May 21, 2015 08:21 PM
.@mayorsteveadler trying to angle AE toward no impact on residential rates. would only impact reserves. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that lack of reserves delays path to full compliance w set #atxcouncil policy #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:23 PM
other extensions fail. yeas: 4 (CM Zim, Troxclair, Gallo; Mayor) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:24 PM
nays: 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:24 PM
off the dais: 2 (Pool, Garza) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:24 PM
off the dais: 2 (Pool, Garza) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:24 PM
CM Kitchen now pitching 6 mos extension for hospitals #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:25 PM
CM @ellenforaustin seconds hospital AE contract extension. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:27 PM
.@d3forpio asks how much hospital extensions will cost. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:27 PM
AE staff in a sticky place here. may not be able to release number publicly. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:28 PM
.@mayorsteveadler suggests that hospital extensions head for second reading only. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:29 PM
CM Zim, who voted for other extensions, will vote against hospital extensions. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 08:29 PM
CM Zim objection to rate extensions based in tax increases around Hospital District. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 08:30 PM
CM Kitchen suggests that hospitals dont get tax $$s from hospital districts. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:31 PM
unclear what happened on the first vote. next vote is on ppd. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:32 PM
so. #atxcouncil appears to have passed hospital extension on 2nd reading only. yeas: 6 #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:35 PM
nays: 3 (Casar, Zimmerman, Houston) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:36 PM
Item 52
#atxcouncil moves along to item 52 #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:36 PM
52 is the redo of the drainage fee. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:36 PM
staff will run through a quick presentation. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:37 PM
.@austinmonitors latest on this is here: http://t.co/gZFnro0DM2 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 08:38 PM
nanieneavel "@MKanin Khabele"
@nanieneavel thanks! May 21, 2015 08:46 PM
RT @JennCurington: Drainage fee changes could mean increased cost for single family homes & town homes, but decrease for apartments and hig May 21, 2015 08:50 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 9PM

.@mayorsteveadler leads off w suggestion that drainage fee decrease (in MF units) could offset homestead tax impact #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:00 PM
.@mayorsteveadler gets staff to say drainage fee savings 7X stated cost to stated MF renters homestead tax impact #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:02 PM
.@mayorsteveadler gets staff to say drainage fee savings 7X stated cost to stated MF renters homestead tax impact #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:02 PM
RT @lizpagano: @MayorSteveAdler makes the point the drainage fee will save $$ for ppl who rent apts but, of course, many people rent houses May 21, 2015 09:03 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Paul Caduro tells #atxcouncil Austin Apt Association supports charging drainage fee based on impervious cover May 21, 2015 09:07 PM
RT @AndraCLim: But, Caduro says, city is now billing properties rather than tenants. May be easier on some properties than others #atxcounc May 21, 2015 09:08 PM
Caduro has suggested that AAA will tell its members to seek legal counsel re: fees. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:09 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Caduro also points out that not all tenants will see decreased drainage fees #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 09:09 PM
Freescales Roger Wood up now on drainage fee. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:11 PM
Wood looking for time. wants to talk about how change will impact Freescale. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:12 PM
@encodingpixels HA!! May 21, 2015 09:13 PM
running theme here is what speakers are painting as high cost of retention ponds. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:14 PM
Catellus rep is up. says proposed methodology doesnt take shared measures by planned devs like Mueller into account #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:17 PM
Gabe Rojas from PC up. urges #atxcouncil vote against drainage fee redux. says adjustment not in line w Imagine Austin #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:24 PM
Rojas: new structure will incentivize impervious cover sprawl #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:25 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin @AndraCLim wasn’t this court-mandated? Don’t they have to make changes?"
@DanKeshet yup May 21, 2015 09:25 PM
RT @Aloha_Analytics: @MKanin from ZAP @GabeRojasATX is. May 21, 2015 09:27 PM
Aloha_Analytics "@MKanin from ZAP @GabeRojasATX is."
@Aloha_Analytics thx! May 21, 2015 09:27 PM
.@mayorsteveadler suggests that questions being raised were not addressed in committee hearing #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:28 PM
CM Zim says drainage rates reported out favorable. CM Kitchen disagrees, and adds there was no PH. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 09:28 PM
oops: PH = public hearing. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:29 PM
and so @mayorsteveadler wonders about sending drainage fee back (again) to committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:29 PM
and so @mayorsteveadler wonders about sending drainage fee back (again) to committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:29 PM
law: 90-120 days to make changes from drainage fee to billing system. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:30 PM
CM Kitchen suggests there is time for committee re-review #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:30 PM
Mgmt appears to think there is time to do committee redux. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:31 PM
staff: 2 major issues in committee, also 2 major issues head by #atxcouncil today #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:32 PM
1: discount on commercial properties for retention pond (staff: dont do this) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:32 PM
2. direct billing to billing owners (staff: support now from AaptAssn) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:32 PM
RT @AndraCLim: City lawyer clarifying that tenants won’t receive discounts under customer assistance program b/c they won’t be directly bil May 21, 2015 09:34 PM
sounds like #atxcouncil might close public hearing, may still have some testimony in committee, asking more qs down there. #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:37 PM
law: staff concerned about timeline. also looking for some kind of direction from #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:38 PM
.@mayorsteveadler instructs staff to go back thru video and give answers to questions. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:39 PM
buuuuttttt CM Kitchen will put together a list of questions. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:39 PM
#atxcouncil will vote drainage fee on 1&2 reading, then will send back to committee and wait for it to come back,. #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:43 PM
passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:44 PM
nays: 1 (@d3forpio) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:44 PM
off the dais: 1 (Garza) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:45 PM
Item 22
#atxcouncil moves along to item 22, the tax appraisal challenge. #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:45 PM
David King up first. urges challenge. impugns commercial property values #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:46 PM
@HGerbracht w @RECA_Austin is next. against challenge. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:49 PM
.@hgerbracht suggests commercial prop values have increased in-line with residential property #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:50 PM
.@hgerbracht suggests commercial prop values have increased in-line with residential property #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:50 PM
.@hgerbracht also worries about timing. like there not being enough. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:51 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: .@HGerbracht talks about potential for delay for taxing jurisdictions, and homeowners. #atxcouncil May 21, 2015 09:51 PM
reminder: protest item will be ppd to 6.4 when discussion is over. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:52 PM
.@mayorsteveadler talking multi-jurisdictional worksession on item next tuesday. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 09:53 PM
Info offered by .@SheriGalloD10 http://t.co/c8fib3ehEb May 21, 2015 09:58 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2015 10PM

breathesgelatin "catching up on @MKanin’s #atxcouncil tweets. they’re sending drainage fees BACK to committee? further evidence committee system not working!"
@breathesgelatin indeed, its headed back to committee May 21, 2015 10:00 PM
by my read, @SheriGalloD10 numbers appear to illustrate that commercial value is up higher by pctg in comparison to res #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:01 PM
breathesgelatin "@muelleratx @MKanin wait, we’re over the rainbow. is there a cmtte working on cmtte system? or are you making a funny that’s all too real?"
@breathesgelatin believe thats a funny. but we did almost send an item to committee that was an item to send an item to committee May 21, 2015 10:05 PM
#atxcouncil continues discussion of property valuations commercial relative to residential. again, action here comes 6.4 #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:06 PM
Item 29
#atxcouncil moves along to item 29, an authorization of an AIPP project #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:08 PM
#atxcouncil moves to continue past 10. @sherigalloD10 offers a funny no raises question: what happens if they dont get a second on that? May 21, 2015 10:09 PM
and #atxcouncil approves 29 yeas: 9 #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:09 PM
nays: 1 CM Zim #atxcouncil #atxgov @zimcity May 21, 2015 10:09 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to Texas Gas rate increase. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:11 PM
gas increase is fairly routine #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:11 PM
Item 49
this is item 49, for those following along at home. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:12 PM
into the homestretch now. three PHs left. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:12 PM
#atxcouncil moves adoption of gas rate hike. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:13 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders what gas increase dollars go to. staff: infrastructure #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:15 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders what gas increase dollars go to. staff: infrastructure #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:15 PM
staff: by state law, texas gas is allowed to recover costs. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:15 PM
CM Zim: not much we can do here #atxcouncil #atxgov #ZimCity May 21, 2015 10:16 PM
CM Zim will vote against item #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity May 21, 2015 10:16 PM
49 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:17 PM
nays: 3 (Houston, Zim, Renteria) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:17 PM
Item 50
onto #atxcouncil item 50. this is atmos gas rate increase. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:17 PM
staff brings up atmos appeal of last #atxcouncil refusal for rate increase to rrcommish. didnt go well #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:19 PM
staff notes that #atxcouncil public utility committee had no recommendation. @mayorsteveadler wonders whats with that? #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:21 PM
CM Zim: we wanted full #atxcouncil to hear item. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:21 PM
.@sherigallod10: Were fairly limited in what we can do to hold down rates. #atxcouncil #atxgov #indeed May 21, 2015 10:25 PM
.@sherigallod10 looking for a sweet-spot that balances rate concerns w costs of legal challenge. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:26 PM
looks like #atxcouncil on @MayorSteveAdler will tackle broader issue in exec sess. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:27 PM
legal confirms limits of #atxcouncil action on gas rates. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:29 PM
passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:30 PM
nays: 3 (Renteria, Zim, Houston) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:30 PM
Item 51
#atxcouncil moves along to item 51, annexation of 13.2 acres around Burleson Road and Smith School Rd #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:31 PM
crlazaro "@muelleratx @breathesgelatin @MKanin http://t.co/0Kaf6ff6yC"
.@crlazaro we actually did do this, ahead of the 10-1 change. (a commission on commissions) May 21, 2015 10:31 PM
#atxcouncil closes public hearing. AND ADJOURNS. #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:32 PM
thatll do it for me for tonight. thanks for following along! #atxcouncil #atxgov May 21, 2015 10:32 PM
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