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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 5.5.2016

Monday, May 9, 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

TickTock for Thursday, May 5, 2016

Participants:

MKanin 250

gtahuahua 3

eraycollins 1

DanKeshet 1

cubbie9000 1

tonirtx 1

PointAustin 1

Thursday, May 05, 2016 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil, where @lizpagano predicts short-to-medium day. on agenda: water policy, APD gender identity id’s, more #atxgov May 05, 2016 09:57 AM
PS: Keep Kanin Live Tweeting! Donate to CoTMF to help justify my live-tweeting at #atxcouncil! $25+ gets ya T-Shirt https://t.co/RQlYGVc7PM May 05, 2016 09:59 AM

Thursday, May 05, 2016 10AM

RT @JackCraver: I downloaded the app…it didn’t recognize my location & went haywire. I had to uninstall it. https://t.co/GiuWeQevH9 May 05, 2016 10:00 AM
looks like items 3, 4, and 18 (that includes the water policy) will be pulled by @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:06 AM
Item 5
MPT @kathietovo will pull item 5, Family Business Loan program for “working capital & soft costs” assoc w 308 S Congress #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:08 AM
one more plug before we start here at #atxcouncil: seriously folks, keep me here live-tweeting! https://t.co/E3pUqfNVEZ #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:09 AM
#atxcouncil under way #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:10 AM
.@Oraatx1 also just pulled a bunch of stuff. missed the whole list. 31-35 is included. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:14 AM
and @SheriGalloD10 pulls items 9, 11, and 14 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:15 AM
Item 27
.@GregCasar also pulls item 27, the APD gender identity, so folks can speak. Casar is co-sponsor & supports the item #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:17 AM
Item 22
and now, item 22, where #atxcouncil will draw lots to determine a contract award #atxgov #yayafirstforKanin! May 05, 2016 10:17 AM
.@MayorAdler drawing lots now. winner: Techline Inc. #atxcouncil #atxgov #thisjusthappened #anditwasfun May 05, 2016 10:19 AM
pulled: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18, 19, 26, 27, 31-35 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:20 AM
#atxcouncil will also ppd the #atxcouncil CAMPO proxy #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:21 AM
consent passes: 10-0 w @d3forpio off the dais #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:22 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to set public hearings on 31-35, after a quick set of qs from @Oraatx1. those pass yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:24 AM
the 10 is because @d3forpio is out of town on city business, says @MayorAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:25 AM
Item 46
#atxcouncil trying to figure out whether it will indicate a ppd for item 46 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:27 AM
seems that will happen, tho MPT @kathietovo somewhat reluctant. comments later, it seems (tho item will be ppd) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:28 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 3 and 4. these are #atxgov water policy issues. pulled by @DonZimmermanATX May 05, 2016 10:29 AM
.@DonZimmerman hammering on point previously made re:water moving thru LCRA sys (201k acre feet, he says) not stopping #atxgov #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 10:30 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX using that number to suggest that this is a waste, given #atxgov contract? #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 10:31 AM
First speaker w Clean Water Action. in favor of new restrictions. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:32 AM
latest @austinmonitor coverage of today’s water use items is here: https://t.co/NaFGGEyP1z #atxgov #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 10:33 AM
Jennifer Walker up now. repping Lone Star Sierra Club. also supports new rules #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:35 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX looking for estimate of number of trees died thanks to drought. Walker: significant impact in 2011. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:40 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX: “hope we can agree that trees existed” before humans. mother nature can take care of things #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:40 AM
but then @DonZimmermanATX pivots to suggest that not watering trees responsibly sheds stewardship responsibility #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:41 AM
David King up. Supports restrictions. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:47 AM
RT @AndraCLim: How much water did Austin Water officials consume in a six-month period last year? https://t.co/5EtLzZ93Zb #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 10:48 AM
Andrei Lubumudrov w @ABoR_REALTORS up. supports staff recs here. says AWU strikes reasonable balance w recs #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:50 AM
Lubumudrov: growth continues, water is finite. prudent to plan for times of scarcity rather than abundance #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:51 AM
tonirtx "@mkanin Thank you for being there and Reporting on the Council. Not everyone can be there, so thank you very much. :-D"
@tonirtx of course! May 05, 2016 10:51 AM
Lubumudrov: stricter routine is a consistent message, fits w fluctuations in supply #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:52 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX suggests that the difference between once and twice a week watering is c. 2600 acre feet per year #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:54 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX goes back to downstream flows, can’t reconcile what he casts as minimal savings and pass thru flows #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:55 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX also returns to point that soil on west is different from east #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:55 AM
Ann(e?) Coleman up. Landscape architect up. Focuses on commercial industry, includes #atxgov property here #atxgov May 05, 2016 10:57 AM
eraycollins "Anyone talking about infrastructure repair, @mkanin? How much water is Austin Water losing due to leaky pipes? It was a lot in previously."
@eraycollins not yet May 05, 2016 10:57 AM
Coleman argues #atxcouncil actions not true water conservation. adds better watering builds stronger plants, less water in future (perhaps) May 05, 2016 10:59 AM

Thursday, May 05, 2016 11AM

Coleman gets to the point: #atxcouncil needs to let industry self-regulate. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:00 AM
.@EllenforAustin drills into industry issues w hand watering. gets Coleman to note impossibilities here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:07 AM
.@EllenforAustin, noting @SheriGalloD10 statement: it’s the amount of water, not the days of the week #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:07 AM
.@EllenforAustin notes that more flexibility in the schedule could drive less overall use #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:08 AM
.@EllenforAustin also suggests that some of the tech mandated for install here is not useful, calls for striking #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:09 AM
.@D5Kitchen asks AWU re:tech criticized by speaker, @EllenforAustin. AWU: devices, in theory, determine water use. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:13 AM
seems some of these are out of date. AWU also saw folks drop out of program. seems there are issues #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:14 AM
.@D5Kitchen sums: pilot was tried, wasn’t effective #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:14 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX calls Coleman up. Coleman: smart devices not used correctly. argues industry should weigh in on use #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:16 AM
.@PoolforAustin moves approval of items. @DonZimmermanATX gets it divided. wants to amend May 05, 2016 11:16 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 “truly believes” that #atxgov has learned to conserve. frames as whether #atxcouncil trusts community w.out regs May 05, 2016 11:18 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 continues. suggests AWU education budget should have had impact. seems ready to go against proposed regs #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:19 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 goes back to survey where #atxgov res called for + watering. criticizes CoA “habit” not listening to community #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 11:20 AM
.@GregCasar questions accuracy of survey’s reflection of community. 27% of survey from D10. 1,2,3,4 underrepped #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:21 AM
.@GregCasar notes self-selection at play. and then notes that D4 res support restrictions #atcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:22 AM
.@EllenforAustin suggests that @DonZimmermanATX amend continues to allow some to water twice a week #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:24 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX to @EllenforAustin: you’re point is well made #atxcouncil #atxgov basic gist here: doesn’t preclude future restriction May 05, 2016 11:25 AM
there is, however, another @DonZimmermanATX amend coming…#atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:26 AM
.@EllenforAustin picks up on @GregCasar comment re:pride on calls from D4 for conserve”; calls 2 day “very conservative” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:28 AM
.@EllenforAustin gist: folks who want to water 2 days a week aren’t not thinking of the future #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:29 AM
Amend would change watering days, might increase frequency, but it’s not very clear #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:30 AM
.@MayorAdler won’t support @DonZimmermanATX amend #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:31 AM
Here’s that @DonZimmermanATX amend #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/hZVMNknjvz May 05, 2016 11:33 AM
.@oraatx1 notes apparent typo might allow watering 4 days. @DonZimmermanATX sees it, stresses two days was his intent #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:34 AM
.@Oraatx1 won’t support amend. cites stewardship #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:35 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX suggests that conservation agenda has been controlled by “austin water bureaucrats” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:36 AM
by bureaucrats, @DonZimmermanATX appears to mean “boards and commissions” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:37 AM
amend fails yeas: @DonZimmermanATX @SheriGalloD10 @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:37 AM
nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:37 AM
3 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:38 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:38 AM
Item 4
on to item 4. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:38 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX has an amend. would strike one-day-a-week #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:39 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX: initial restrictions may have been reasonable, based on lake triggers. new policy, he argues, not #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:40 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX amend has “objective triggers” that would dictate water use #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:40 AM
RT @PointAustin: @MKanin @DonZimmermanATX Actually, I think he’s attacking AW staff for “controlling the information” May 05, 2016 11:40 AM
PointAustin "@MKanin @DonZimmermanATX Actually, I think he’s attacking AW staff for “controlling the information”"
@PointAustin ah. thanks! May 05, 2016 11:41 AM
amend fails. yeas: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:41 AM
nays: 7 #atxgov #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 11:42 AM
to be clear, this is a cx to earlier tweet re: bs and cs @DonZimmermanATX I think he’s attacking AW staff for “controlling the information” May 05, 2016 11:43 AM
.@EllenforAustin looks back at 2012 process, notes those involved didn’t know that they might face deeper restrictions #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:49 AM
Here is the @DonZimmermanATX amend for 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/x7TnhhE4hV May 05, 2016 11:52 AM
.@Oraatx1 wonders if item is pressing. staff: yup #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:53 AM
.@MayorAdler goes back over the history of engagement on issue, says he’d be “hard pressed” to say process wasn’t robust #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 11:59 AM

Thursday, May 05, 2016 12PM

.@DonZimmermanATX suggests that AWU staff presents public w “one-sided” info, and that’s how they get support #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 12:00 PM
4 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 12:00 PM
nays: @SheriGalloD10 @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 12:00 PM
and that, friends, brings us to #citcom and lunch. see ya’ll in a bit #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 12:01 PM
before we go tho: Keep me here, doing the live tweeting! and get a t-shirt in the process! https://t.co/NIjzaIpTVr #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 12:02 PM
RT @GregCasar: @MKanin D10 represented in water survey more than D1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 combined. @PointAustin @yak_attak https://t.co/n5qSSHALdU May 05, 2016 12:08 PM
RT @cubbie9000: Keep Kanin live tweeting so I don’t have to do it. https://t.co/NOhxKdqROs May 05, 2016 12:08 PM
cubbie9000 "Keep Kanin live tweeting so I don’t have to do it. https://t.co/NOhxKdqROs"
@cubbie9000 accurate May 05, 2016 12:08 PM
RT @GregCasar: @MKanin Todays vote could maybe be explained by liberal/conservative. This map of water usage is better explainer: https://t… May 05, 2016 12:10 PM
RT @lizpagano: Clearly a trap. #notfallingforit https://t.co/8E1fz56cGK May 05, 2016 12:10 PM

Thursday, May 05, 2016 1PM

#atxcouncil returns! #atxgov May 05, 2016 01:50 PM
#atxcouncil moves to items 37-40. this is a suite of stuff from the Audit and Finance Committee #atxgov May 05, 2016 01:53 PM
Item 37
item 37 is first. this establishes a codes and ordinances joint committee #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 01:53 PM
38 too, which sets up a Comp Plan joint committee. both committees are made up of members of Planning Committee and ZAP #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 01:54 PM
.@Oraatx1 wants to be sure that committees will be diverse. @PoolforAustin suggests that commissions are aware #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 01:55 PM
David King up. supports both items. adds a call for one committee to have purview over Waterfront Overlay #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 01:56 PM
staff suggests that there is a committee that has purview over Waterfront Overlay, tho it may not have expertise #atxcouncil #ATxgov May 05, 2016 01:58 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 calls for diversity via districts, too. and with that items pass. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 01:59 PM

Thursday, May 05, 2016 2PM

Item 14
#atxcouncil moves along to item 14. 14 is a contract for towing of #Atxgov vehicles for AusTex #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:00 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX wonders if 8 tows per day is high, and wants to know why only 1 bid #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:01 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX suggests that RFP here was designed to specifically exclude other bidders #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:01 PM
staff: yup, 8 tows a day is right. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:03 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX does some math, suggests 1/3 of #atxgov fleet gets towed each year #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 02:04 PM
staff confirms numbers, but notes that some vehicles get towed more than once a day #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:04 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX now into why #atxgov got only 1 bid. staff: was a solicitation; large variety of equipment needed #ATxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:05 PM
speakers now. Danvers towing rep up. notes he isn’t gonna bid. suggests the #atxgov requirements were overly burdensome #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 02:07 PM
.@PoolforAustin suggests that Waterfront overlay purview could be coming #Atxcouncil #ATxgov May 05, 2016 02:10 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX underscores idea current speaker, when he had contract, didn’t need some equipment in current deal #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:11 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX also picks up idea of splitting contact between smaller needs and big ones #atxcouncil #aTxgov May 05, 2016 02:11 PM
Armada towing up next. continues argument that #atxgov bidding requirements were unreasonable #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:13 PM
here is picture of rotator wrecker. at center of a debate over what’s needed to service #atxgov towing #atxcouncil https://t.co/5gF8gkYGBY May 05, 2016 02:14 PM
says @lizpagano #truckstruckstruckstruckstrucks May 05, 2016 02:15 PM
staff: bid did leave ability to bid on separate services. says no one did #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:16 PM
staff continues to argue that they are sensitive to single response. did some work to figure out why that happened #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:17 PM
staff: response time is a significant issue. if firm doesn’t have multiple call response capacity it is a problem #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:18 PM
gtahuahua ". @MKanin MY rotator wrecker photo is better than your rotator wrecker photo. #atxgov #atxcouncil https://t.co/KjufPEleRC"
@gtahuahua for the record, i did consider that one May 05, 2016 02:18 PM
staff: single bidder also makes for more efficiency #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:19 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX notes conflict between staff position and what bidders say #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:20 PM
Danvers Towing rep says this is the third time contract bid. argues language was confusing #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:21 PM
Danvers rep also says questions about RFP went unanswered by #atxgov staff #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 02:22 PM
.@PoolforAustin prompts staff to meet with bidders offline, argues #atxcouncil format isn’t appropriate venue #Atxgov May 05, 2016 02:22 PM
Armada rep also insists that he was told that w.out heavy equipment he couldn’t bid #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:23 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX continues. argues that RFP should be broken into 2 pieces #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:26 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 notes confusion on whether towers could bid. if they didn’t, she suggests, they might not have standing #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:27 PM
staff: still, suggests that standing could exist for non bidders #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:28 PM
gtahuahua ". @MKanin The red one with flames is pretty cool tool."
@gtahuahua #truckmonth? May 05, 2016 02:28 PM
staff: returns to doc. cites use of word “contracts” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:29 PM
staff: “solicitation clearly indicated we intended to make multiple awards” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:29 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 “i believe you” but “it’s alarming” only 1 company responded #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:29 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX moves ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:31 PM
ppd passes. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:32 PM
Item 17
#atxcouncil moves along to item 17. 17 is for public heath media services #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:33 PM
.@Oraatx1 wants to include e-cigarettes in campaign #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:34 PM
gtahuahua "@MKanin Definitely–We should also have the opportunity to go to the @circuitamericas and test drive the various pieces of equipment"
@gtahuahua oh man. i would not be very good at that. but it would be fun! May 05, 2016 02:42 PM
stepped out for a moment. will pick up 17 where it is. more concerns over purchasing process. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:45 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX notes associations w young libertarian/anarchists & best no smoking campaign is have gov’t tell ’em to #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:51 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX thus opposes 17. it passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:51 PM
Item 27
#atxcouncil moves along to item 27, a change in APD gender id’ing. more frm @austinmonitor here: https://t.co/IgB79dIjFX #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:53 PM
.@GregCasar notes Monica Loera circumstances, says “we can do better” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:54 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX wonders if there will be any expense associated w new policy. staff: no. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:56 PM
staff notes certain legal constraints, but indicates ability to do better. rather graceful. hard to convey in 140. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:58 PM
27, APD gender id policies passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 02:59 PM

Thursday, May 05, 2016 3PM

abstains: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:00 PM
Item 9
#atxcouncil moves along to item 9. this is for #atxgov purchase of a home in the Indian Hills sub. not more than $250k #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:05 PM
purchase of home here would allow #atxgov watershed to perform a stream stabilization project #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 03:08 PM
looks like erosion issues in play here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:09 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 hammering on fiscal prudence here, wondering about where responsibility lies. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:13 PM
staff: #atxgov responsible for faulty pipe installation. issues here go back to the 70s #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 03:15 PM
9 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:16 PM
abstains: @EllenforAustin @SheriGalloD10 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:17 PM
Item 11
#atxcouncil moves along to item 11. this is for additional #atxgov office space. May 05, 2016 03:19 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 wonders if #atxgov looked at space out of downtown (dollars). staff: lease rates similar over near MoPAC #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 03:20 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 asks staff for space needs. answer: 17-23 people in 7,000 SF #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:24 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 notes this seems like a “big addition” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:24 PM
also, #atxgov access issues for stream stabilization project play here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:25 PM
staff: a portion of this is for folks who need to be moved immediately cause lease has ended #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:25 PM
.@PoolforAustin suggests that additional space closer to 1,000SF for immediate needs #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:26 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 suggests that staff could have also looked at D1 space. doesn’t wait for answer #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:30 PM
Item 18
#atxcouncil moves along to item 18. 18 is a purchasing contract for an administrative hearing officer #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:34 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX homing in on firm for what he casts as reported losses #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:36 PM
Item 11
RT @gtahuahua: The really interesting thing about item #11 is that #atxcouncil is dealing w increase lease costs w high demand for space. May 05, 2016 03:37 PM
.@EllenforAustin wonders if officers are former city attorneys, and whether this constitutes a conflict #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:39 PM
staff: we don’t know #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:39 PM
then, staff: Norton was a former #atxgov attorney; Webb also a former legal dept employee #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:40 PM
.@EllenforAustin not trying to imply anything, but will abstain #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:40 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX pushing the case. carries on w @EllenforAustin concern over conflict. will vote no #atxcouncil #ATxgov May 05, 2016 03:41 PM
18 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:41 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:42 PM
abstain: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:42 PM
Item 39
#atxcouncil moves along to item 39. 39 would prioritize OPM review of ARR #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:45 PM
#atxcouncil members debating process. @DonZimmermanATX calls for any audit of ARR to go thru city auditor, not OPM #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:48 PM
all the ins and outs of this one are in this @JoClifton78704 story: https://t.co/kBJGcmXcyY #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:50 PM
#atxcouncil debating notion that OPM review could be compromised by fact that it resides in C Mgr chain #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:55 PM
MPT @kathietovo and @PoolforAustin are not concerned. @EllenforAustin and @DonZimmermanATX appear to be #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 03:55 PM
also at issue: an external audit of ARR. Audit and Finance comm passed on that (as was reported by @JoClifton78704) #atxcouncil #ATxgov May 05, 2016 03:58 PM

Thursday, May 05, 2016 4PM

39 passes (OPM review) yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:01 PM
off the dais: @D5Kitchen @d3forpio #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:01 PM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:02 PM
Item 19
#atxcouncil moves along to item 19. 19 is for an #atxgov contract for delinquent account collections #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 04:02 PM
.@Oraatx1 checking to be sure that full bills come back to #atxgov, don’t include charges to the service. staff: true, but…#atxcouncil May 05, 2016 04:03 PM
the agency charges a fee for the collection (doesn’t come out of recovered bill) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:04 PM
.@Oraatx1 also wonders who controls the way agency talks to delinquent bill holders. staff: we monitor #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:05 PM
staff: zero complaints about tone of interactions #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:05 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX: don’t spend $500k for collections, we won’t get anything; what do we get back when we spend? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:09 PM
staff: 1%, but contract depends on actual collections #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:09 PM
19 passes yeas: 9 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:10 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 trying to understand what happened at committee…#atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:10 PM
Item 26
#atxcouncil moves along to item 26. 26 changes process for filling CAG seats.@Oraatx1 wants to ensure diversity here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:12 PM
allows #atxcouncil to appoint. passes yeas: 9 (unanimous) #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:12 PM
Item 40
#atxcouncil moves along to item 40. 40 appoints two members of municipal civil service commission #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:13 PM
.@Oraatx1 continues to worry that commission is skewed toward labor #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:14 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests this issue is resolved w formal appointment of Melissa Rodriguez #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:15 PM
CX: Melissa Rodgers, not Rodriguez #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:15 PM
40 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:16 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 04:16 PM
abstains: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:16 PM
Item 41
#atxcouncil moves along to item 41. this is an annexation #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:17 PM
.@Oraatx1 will vote against. @DonZimmermanATX had asked #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:18 PM
.@Oraatx1 expresses concern over sprawl #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:18 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX looking for fiscal impact. staff: no impact yet. also: developer in favor to keep in 1 jurisdiction #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:21 PM
.@GregCasar suggests that an annexation would afford more opportunity to encourage compact dev #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:22 PM
property in question is currently partially in #TravCo, partially in #atxgov; would be complicated to build as is #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 04:23 PM
41 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:26 PM
abstain: @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxxgov May 05, 2016 04:26 PM
nays: @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:26 PM
Item 46
#atxcouncil moves along to item 46. 46 is redo of some MF-6 rules. ppd requested #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:27 PM
seems 46’ll be ppd to 5/19 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:28 PM
for the record, MPT @kathietovo objects to staff rec that includes height increases, will try to strike #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:28 PM
.@MayorAdler also has some concerns. notes that there could be a broader conversation here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:32 PM
hey! your @austinmonitor covered this too. here’s @lizpagano on it: https://t.co/5eHij6tJU9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:33 PM
46 ppd to 5/19 yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:40 PM
Item 41
item 41, Sun Chase PUD will be ppd for a week. still some work to be done there, it seems #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:42 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 would have voted against, had Sun Chase come up today. concerned about affordable housing here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:43 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 looking for 5% affordability at sun chase #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:44 PM
41 ppd. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:45 PM
.@GregCasar, meanwhile, looking for efficacy of PUD policies. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:46 PM
Item 51
#atxcouncil moves along to garage placement code amendment, item 51 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:46 PM
staff sum: interpreted that garage facing street can take up 50% of facade. this would correct to no more than 1/3 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:47 PM
David King up. in favor of amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves to close hearing, approve amend to garage placement #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:51 PM
.@GregCasar supports. notes impediment to fair housing, doesn’t want to encourage two car garages #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:52 PM
51 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:55 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:55 PM
#atxcouncil will now ppd 49 to 6.9 #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:57 PM
Item 50
#atxcouncil will also ppd item 50. june 9 seems to be date #atxgov May 05, 2016 04:58 PM

Thursday, May 05, 2016 5PM

oh! and here’s the @austinmonitor on what’s going on w 51… https://t.co/wo2IWnFADx #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:11 PM
51 will land at Planning Commission end of May before June 9 #atxcouncil hearing #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:13 PM
51 ppd until 6/9. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:14 PM
#atxcouncil w 3 items left. one may be a ppd, another is alcohol for a taco bell cantina that is less than 300 yards from a church #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:15 PM
Meanwhile, ICYMI, @lyft is telling folks they will leave #atxgov 5am Monday if Prop 1 fails #atxgov #atxcouncil May 05, 2016 05:16 PM
Item 43
48 quickly passes. and #atxcouncil will try to deal w item 43 ppd before dinner break #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:17 PM
Item 43
n/m, item 43 will be voted on. seems quick approval on 3 readings after @DGarzaforD2 signals comfort w issue #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:18 PM
43 passes. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:20 PM
#atxcouncil will now turn to last item, but will need to return from break to finish it #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:21 PM
Item 47
item 47 is for a liquor license for a taco bell cantina. waiver needed because it is close to a church #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:21 PM
church, however, is okay with it all. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:22 PM
seems one speaker is against the idea, despite church support–and the fact that the property is on church property #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:22 PM
dev rep laying out case. notes sig number of liquor service in area. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:24 PM
asked by @MayorAdler whether she supports, MPT @kathietovo says she does. cites church support, her own site visit #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:27 PM
David King is against. generally concerned about process, calling on supermajority for votes like this #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:28 PM
King objections not centered on specifics here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:29 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Where is this cantina to be?"
@DanKeshet 2000 Guadelupe May 05, 2016 05:30 PM
47 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:30 PM
abstain: @SheriGalloD10 @DGarzaforD2 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:31 PM
nay: @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:31 PM
and that, friends, concludes today’s #atxcouncil meeting. thanks for following along! #atxgov May 05, 2016 05:31 PM

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