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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 6.11.15

Monday, June 15, 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.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. – See more at: https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/premium/tick-tock-austin-city-council-meeting-5-7-2015/#sthash.BKeQGrS6.dpuf

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 419
tcb 3
JennCurington 2
AKMcGlinchy 2
LillyRockwell 2
cubbie9000 2
ericwg 2
DanKeshet 2
lizpagano 1
HGerbracht 1

Thursday, June 11, 2015 9AM

checking in from #atxcouncil. @austinmonitor All Access readers can read about what we’re watching for here: http://t.co/yR5IinmYiS #atxgov June 11, 2015 09:49 AM
checking in from #atxcouncil. @austinmonitor All Access readers can read about what we’re watching for here: http://t.co/yR5IinmYiS #atxgov June 11, 2015 09:49 AM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 10AM

#atxcouncil under way. #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:22 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Reminder: check out this link to follow which items are approved. http://t.co/pjQPBL8jkF #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 10:23 AM
Item 2
item 2, an ‘ultra-low cost airport terminal’ agreement will be ppd. #atxcouncil #atxgov #? June 11, 2015 10:25 AM
pulled: 3, 10, 11, 12, 13 (for speakers) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:25 AM
reminder that this morning’s consent agenda is a bit short, given that today is zoning day #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:26 AM
Item 10
MPT @kathietovo will ppd item 10 (the sobering center) for a week #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:27 AM
consent passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:28 AM
note that @dgarzaford2 has returned for her first full #atxcouncil meeting #atxgov #welcomeback! June 11, 2015 10:30 AM
#atxcouncil will now do consent zoning to get folks out early who can leave #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:30 AM
items 15, 16, 17, 18 all have speakers, will be formally heard #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:31 AM
Item 19
item 19 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:31 AM
Item 20
item 20 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:31 AM
Item 21
item 21 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:32 AM
Item 22
item 22 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:32 AM
Item 23
item 23 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov first reading only June 11, 2015 10:33 AM
there is a speaker on 23, seems @mayorsteveadler will hear them ahead of consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:33 AM
there is a speaker on 23, seems @mayorsteveadler will hear them ahead of consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:33 AM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin @kathietovo She explain why?"
If so, I missed it . @cubbie9000 @kathietovo June 11, 2015 10:34 AM
Item 24
item 24 will be consent after what sounds like a late agreement. #atxcouncil #atxgov first reading only June 11, 2015 10:35 AM
Item 25
item 25 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:35 AM
AKMcGlinchy "just realized how rad it is that media covering city council rn is mostly women #bossbabesatx"
@AKMcGlinchy would note, w some pride, that yr @austinmonitor team is also mostly women June 11, 2015 10:36 AM
Item 27
item 27 will be indefinitely ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:37 AM
Item 28
item 28 will be consent, all three #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:37 AM
Item 29
item 29 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:37 AM
RT @D3ATX: #ATXCouncil Today Items #19 & #20 for RBJ Center NPA from MF to MU, Zoning Change to Commercial Services-MU-CO-NP http://t.co/ June 11, 2015 10:37 AM
Item 30
item 30 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:39 AM
Item 31
item 31 will be a staff ppd request. to 8/13. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:39 AM
Item 32
item 32 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:39 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Del Valle, you’re getting a Sonic Drive-In. #zoning #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 10:40 AM
Item 34
item 34 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:40 AM
Item 35
item 35 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:41 AM
Item 36
item 36 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:41 AM
Item 37
item 37 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:42 AM
Item 38
item 38 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:42 AM
Item 39
item 39 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:43 AM
Item 40
item 40 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov first reading only; @DGarzaforD2 has additional condition June 11, 2015 10:44 AM
Item 40
item 40 will be consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov first reading only; @DGarzaforD2 has additional condition June 11, 2015 10:44 AM
Item 42
item 42 will be staff ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:44 AM
Item 41
item 41 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:44 AM
Item 43
item 43 will be heard. “lots of speakers” is the word. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:45 AM
for those following along at home 43 is the Bluebonnet Hills Historic District case. #atxcouncil #atxgov #getchapopcorn June 11, 2015 10:45 AM
so, to sum up: #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/nvACzdBYYS June 11, 2015 10:46 AM
#atxcouncil zoning consent passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:47 AM
Item 23
MPT @kathietovo takes a minute to address item 23 before consent passage. calls for affordable housing, very carefully #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:48 AM
first up is a #atxcouncil briefing on a potential Bull Creek PUD. located between MoPAC and Shoal Creek Blvd. #atxcouncil #atgov June 11, 2015 10:49 AM
staff refreshing (maybe for the first time?) #atxcouncil on the PUD process. #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:50 AM
staff: no PUD = likely standard zoning. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:50 AM
this PUD, of course, is the Bull Creek track formerly owned by the state, & coveted by last #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:51 AM
more on the Bull Creek property here: http://t.co/FKT95GGhWD #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:51 AM
AKMcGlinchy "@MKanin @austinmonitor thank god we had that “working with women” session then."
@AKMcGlinchy @austinmonitor you do mean the #atxgov ‘training,’ yes? June 11, 2015 10:52 AM
staff on PUDs, in general: casts as a way for #atxgov to get env, affordability concessions they might not otherwise get #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 10:53 AM
YES!!! A #tacopud mention!!!! #atxgov #atxcouncil #probablyneedtogetoutmore June 11, 2015 10:54 AM
staff notes another key factor: Bull Creek property has no current zoning. important, they say, to establish a baseline #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:54 AM
so. no zoning = no baseline. no current rules/guidelines set. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:56 AM
staff w a familiar reminder: w. normal (non-PUD) zoning, #atxcouncil has a more difficult path to amenities (affordability, env). #atxgov June 11, 2015 10:57 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Rusthoven is suggesting setting “baseline zoning.” Developer has their ideas for baseline, staff has their recommendatio June 11, 2015 10:57 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Rusthoven is suggesting setting “baseline zoning.” Developer has their ideas for baseline, staff has their recommendatio June 11, 2015 10:57 AM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 11AM

CM Zim: wonders how applicant decided on price for prop w.out zoning, known value #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 11:03 AM
CM Zim also looking for property tax value. no answer yet, but staff and Zim agree: it’s important. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 11:03 AM
.@sherigallod10 asks how staff came up w PUD categories, how PUD allowances might compare to neighborhood #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:04 AM
staff: recommendation is 3 feet higher than existing. proposed base runs in bands of SF6, MF4, LRMU, MF4 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:05 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: And here you go: https://t.co/oa76Ob2w92 #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 11:07 AM
applicant recommendation (not to be confused w staff’s) is for 40ft of height versus 35 in some areas #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:08 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: All of these zoning districts come with different height limits. Developer wants greater height, density than city staff June 11, 2015 11:08 AM
this is a very interesting case. not often #atxgov has to zone so much property from scratch…#atxcouncil June 11, 2015 11:09 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: @MKanin And such centrally located property. June 11, 2015 11:10 AM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin And such centrally located property."
@LillyRockwell totally! June 11, 2015 11:11 AM
as @mayorsteveadler pointed out earlier, this is a briefing on the PUD but possibility that baseline zoning gets set. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:13 AM
.@poolforaustin, who reps the area, is asking staff to describe topo. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:14 AM
topo description leads @poolforaustin into question about flooding in area. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:14 AM
staff describes issue as groundwater seepage, trouble with a layer of rock about 12ft down. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:16 AM
.@poolforaustin links water to memorial day flooding. staff doesn’t comment. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:17 AM
.@poolforaustin asks about open space requirements on site. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:18 AM
staff: 50% credit for open space on site. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:19 AM
.@sherigallod10 notes water issues in Idlewild NH #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:21 AM
Jeff Howard up to rep applicant. MileStone is the development. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:21 AM
Jeff Howard up to rep applicant. MileStone is the development. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:21 AM
development= developer. MileStone is the developer. The Grove at Shoal Creek is the development #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:22 AM
.@mayorsteveadler looking to set time certain for Bluebonnet district. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:23 AM
Bluebonnet set for 2pm (or later) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:23 AM
Howard has a 15 min res that goes over some of the highlights of the project. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:24 AM
Howard has brought a big team w him. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:24 AM
Howard notes MileStone is a local entity, gives more background on firm. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:25 AM
site is 76 acres. Howard notes site is near MoPAC, along “numerous bike routes” & No. 19 Bus Route. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:25 AM
Howard notes survey results that suggest 2/3 or respondents favored “compact & connected” at site. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:27 AM
Howard also notes challenges of doing mixed use at the site. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:28 AM
Howard now noting the extent of community outreach, says community engaged; argues 65% wanted more density. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:29 AM
Howard continues to note some challenges w mixed use. argues MileStone worked to develop MU (implies in a way it could) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:30 AM
Howard describes plan w open space, retail square. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:30 AM
Howard: “key is to find a balance” btwn open space, dev, economic interests #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:31 AM
still, Howard calls park space in proposal “substantial” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:32 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: This sounds a lot like Mueller Junior to me. #BullCreek #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 11:34 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Howard talking flooding issues. Claims they will “reduce peak flow,” go above and beyond code requirement. #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 11:35 AM
LillyRockwell "This sounds a lot like Mueller Junior to me. #BullCreek #atxcouncil"
@LillyRockwell agreed June 11, 2015 11:35 AM
Howard: dev will fully fund traffic improvements at intersection at 45th and Bull Creek. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:35 AM
tcb "Refreshing & bubbly. Best mineral water hands down. https://t.co/QdFfLTpE81"
.@tcb HA! June 11, 2015 11:36 AM
tcb "Refreshing & bubbly. Best mineral water hands down. https://t.co/QdFfLTpE81"
.@tcb HA! June 11, 2015 11:36 AM
Howard on affordable housing baseline.:parties need to come up w reasonable zoning based in “sound” planning principals #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:38 AM
Howard argues for additional density. notes that they could go as high as 90ft, and still fit in. #atxcouncil #atxgov #thatthereistheparlay? June 11, 2015 11:38 AM
tcb "@MKanin I read this in the ALF voice"
@tcb extra points for recognizing that ALF is indeed an acronym? June 11, 2015 11:39 AM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin @LillyRockwell No big boxes though, right?"
@cubbie9000 @LillyRockwell not so far June 11, 2015 11:39 AM
applicant baseline proposal is smaller bands of SF6, blocks of MF6, GRMU, LOMU #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:41 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: So basically on zoning Bull Creek developers want more density, more height. #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 11:41 AM
RT @JennCurington: Milestone rep says they’re committed to providing affordable housing whether zoning done conventionally or with PUD #ATX June 11, 2015 11:41 AM
Howard wraps: again cites surveys, ability of project to meet community standards, fit w NH, mitigate traffic impacts #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:42 AM
and Howard grabs point that such an unzoned plot of land (76 acres, central) is a “unique opportunity” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:43 AM
.@mayorsteveadler sounds unready to declare baseline zoning today. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:43 AM
Howard notes that MileStone project would provide connectivity to “existing westminster” dev. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:45 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: .@Oraatx1 is talking about history of the site. Used to be part of Austin State School, for instance. #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 11:47 AM
.@oraatx1 argues history of site important. reminds site was formerly state home, home for orphaned african-americans #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:47 AM
.@dgarzaford2 looking for creativity, angles for more affordable housing. Howard receptive #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:48 AM
RT @texmexjunkie: @cubbie9000 @MKanin @LillyRockwell From their FAQ: The retail in Mueller is likely not appropriate to this site. http://t June 11, 2015 11:49 AM
DanKeshet "@cubbie9000 @MKanin @LillyRockwell Many too small boxes https://t.co/XcIjX5vrn6"
@DanKeshet cats always welcome in the #atxcouncil stream! June 11, 2015 11:51 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: .@PoolforAustin asking for more information on topography of the site. #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 11:51 AM
.@poolforaustin now pointing toward potential archeological value of site. wonders about cultural assessment. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:52 AM
.@poolforaustin also raising concerns about tree preservation on site (“as many as can be”) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:53 AM
.@poolforaustin also raising concerns about tree preservation on site (“as many as can be”) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:53 AM
.@poolforaustin notes MileStone hiring of favored arborist. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:54 AM
MPT @kathietovo notes that she has “very high” expectations for tract, affordable housing there. directing this at staff #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:55 AM
RT @austintexasgov: Here’s an image of Milestone’s preliminary plan for the Bull Creek tract #ATXCouncil http://t.co/lqAYOt7cfz June 11, 2015 11:55 AM
MPT @kathietovo wonders why SF1, SF2 wasnt baseline if that’s what’s surrounding nhs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:57 AM
staff: SF6 fits more w imagine austin in this case. sf6 can also be compatible w sf3., buffer potential #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 11:59 AM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 12PM

MPT @kathietovo, who served on PUD review body, argues that staff is not using correct baseline…baseline. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:00 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: .@kathietovo: We should set a baseline not based on what a successful zoning case would grant. Should look at surroundin June 11, 2015 12:01 PM
staff continues to argue that SF6 is more compatible than SF1, 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:01 PM
difference here is boiling down to MPT @kathietovo looking at existing NH zoning, staff looking at commercial. but abut #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:03 PM
this one will be a very interesting discussion as it moves ahead. again, seems no baseline today. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:04 PM
.@GregorioCasar notes applicant statement that low density = more econ opportunity. also notes power of density lever. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:06 PM
.@GregorioCasar also looking for affordability. doesn’t want “expensive” sf homes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:07 PM
staff w important reminder (again): baseline is the “longitude point” for PUD #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:09 PM
.@GregorioCasar continues to worry about setting baseline “too high” & missing out on additional affordability. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:09 PM
CM Zim: we’re not talking about subsidized housing, right? Staff: No. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 12:11 PM
.@poolforaustin turns to nh coalition that tried to push #atxgov purchase of Bull Creek tract. notes her involvement. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:12 PM
.@PoolforAustin: “neighbors really want affordable housing on this site” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:13 PM
.@PoolforAustin: “intense interest” in preserving park as “distinct, sizable” aspect of dev. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:13 PM
.@PoolforAustin likes the PUD as a tool in this case. again cites env, green space, affordability. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:15 PM
.@PoolforAustin likes the PUD as a tool in this case. again cites env, green space, affordability. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:15 PM
& @PoolforAustin notes “unique” opportunity at bull creek tract. reminds #atxcouncil colleagues that #atxgov did try to buy June 11, 2015 12:16 PM
#atxcouncil looks like it is wrapping its briefing on bull creek tract #citcom is next. #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:18 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Now that I’ve gone on a Parade of Council Homes, I can say that @PoolforAustin lives closest to the #BullCreek site. #at June 11, 2015 12:18 PM
#atxcouncil will try to set Bull Creek baseline in August. #atxgov June 11, 2015 12:19 PM
Howard w parting note on baseline: “we would need that baseline to be final” when set #atxcouncil #atgov June 11, 2015 12:21 PM
#atxcouncil moves to #citcom. yr @austinmonitor heads to lunch June 11, 2015 12:22 PM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 2PM

#atxcouncil looks set to return June 11, 2015 02:29 PM
according to @MayorSteveAdler there is more than 3 hours worth of testimony on Bluebonnet Hills #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:37 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler looking for some kind of limit on Bluebonnet Hills testimony, but won’t go for 30 mins a side. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:38 PM
#atxcouncil is also set to ppd the Red Bluff hotel item #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:38 PM
.@oraatx1 looking for volunteers to not speak on Bluebonnet Hills item #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:39 PM
.@dgarzaford2 seems not inclined to limit speakers timewise at least. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:40 PM
.@poolforaustin moves limit of time on bluebonnet hills item to 2 mins per speaker. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:41 PM
.@oraatx1 seconds. @gregoriocasar looking to preserve large blocks of time for 15 min presentations. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:41 PM
CM Zim understands sentiment but will vote against motion. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 02:42 PM
MPT @kathietovo echoes CM Zim. #ATxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:43 PM
limit on speakers fails yeas: 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:43 PM
nays: 5 off the dais: 1 (Gallo) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:44 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Adler says he’s going to try to come up with new rules for public testimony #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 02:45 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Adler says he’s going to try to come up with new rules for public testimony #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 02:45 PM
Item 49
red bluff item 49 will be ppd to special called meeting at end of June. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:46 PM
Item 43
and we move along to item 43, the Bluebonnet Hills district. there is a request for ppd from opposition. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:48 PM
a bit of confusion on dais about all this. lots of looking around. @mayorsteveadler looking around for a ppd. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:49 PM
ppd request came from @arifpanju, via email. looking for committee hearing. #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:51 PM
and opposition drops request for ppd. looks like we’ll do this today. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:52 PM
ah AND #atxcouncil can only do this on first reading anyway. #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:52 PM
NHP staff up to present on Bluebonnet Hills case #atxcouncil #atxgov #awaywego June 11, 2015 02:53 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Steve Sadowsky (city preservation officer): historic district exactly same as 1928 plat for Bluebonnet Hills #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 02:54 PM
Staff suggests that whole district is a more organic approach than house-by-house historic zoning. #ATxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:56 PM
“this is really an effort to keep houses in historic districts on the ground” — #atxgov staff. #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 02:56 PM
15 nat’l registered historic districts in #atxgov/3 locally designated #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:59 PM
staff: locally designated districts harder to demo #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 02:59 PM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 3PM

51.4% of prop owners support district, %52.2 of land. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:04 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil BBHill support has fluctuated above/below majority;numbers volatile:51.4% today;pix of BBHills;modest bungalows June 11, 2015 03:05 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Sadowsky: Just because these houses aren’t mansions, doesn’t mean they’re not important to character of city #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 03:05 PM
Sadowsky into specifics of design regs in district. notes that new additions not prohibited, but need to meet standard #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:07 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Sadowsky: City or historic landmark commission may review work to exterior/site of houses in district #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 03:09 PM
staff, CM Zim talking costs of projects on h-zoned houses. starts w fees for review. #Atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 03:10 PM
contributing buildings: main thing is “don’t change the facade” says staff. also “honesty” to period #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:11 PM
contributing buildings: main thing is “don’t change the facade” says staff. also “honesty” to period #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:11 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Sadowsky trying to assure Zimmerman that only cases going to commission are ones that need to #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 03:11 PM
sadowsky notes that design standards do not dictate style. “contemporary design is appropriate & acceptable” but… #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:13 PM
owners should keep project inconspicuous. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:13 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks if owners can still build ADUs. staff: sure. #atxcouncil #atxgov #waitaminute June 11, 2015 03:15 PM
CM Zim familiarizes us w code section that covers h-zoning. moves along to start questions. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 03:16 PM
CM Zim suggests there isn’t much to code that governs h-zoning. staff: nope, not much to it. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 03:18 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to speakers. #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 11, 2015 03:18 PM
pro-district goes first. brings a powerpoint. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:20 PM
angela reed reps pro side. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:20 PM
Reed: historic district has been a 10 year effort. details outreach effort, says effort has widespread support. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:20 PM
Reed: 22% of those surveyed didn’t respond. notes that “in many cities” non-response is yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:22 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Lee emphasizes community/architecture;”buildings that tell the story of our city”;compare developments w/ inte June 11, 2015 03:27 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil New devs displace long-term residents;contrast compatible expansion;cites support from other neighbs;LHD “will June 11, 2015 03:28 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Supporter: expensive condos and “over-sized” developments going up in Travis Heights as small homes demolished #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 03:29 PM
support for district moves along to next speaker. and speaker continues to emphasize length of effort on district #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:32 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Supporter: McMansion ordinance, heritage tree ordinance haven’t helped preserve our neighborhood #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 03:34 PM
next speaker up to argue that design standards in district work w affordable housing for families. #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:38 PM
speaker argues that trend is to “replace smaller…homes” w larger places that create price pressure #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:38 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Says new regs needed not to overwhelm neighborhood;Mother w/ 3 kids;recounts destruction of neighborhood for M June 11, 2015 03:43 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Says new regs needed not to overwhelm neighborhood;Mother w/ 3 kids;recounts destruction of neighborhood for M June 11, 2015 03:43 PM
preservation austin up. supports, naturally. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:44 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Supporter from Hyde Park says his neighborhood hasn’t lost b/c of its historic district but has gained #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 03:48 PM
bluebonnet hills video on now. #atxcouncil #ATxgov #dronefootage! June 11, 2015 03:52 PM
video is from opponents. very well produced. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:54 PM
argument in video: “travis heights has never needed saving” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:55 PM
another argument on video: design standards not shared w residents. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:57 PM
theme in video: opposition worries about loss of control, expense #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 03:58 PM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 4PM

RT @AndraCLim: Opponent passing out architect’s letter to #atxcouncil, which says Bluebonnet not historically/architecturally significant June 11, 2015 04:01 PM
architect who prepared bbh application up. citing specifics that she argues supports application. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:05 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Panju apparently put together this film(featured prominently);https://t.co/FDQK7JfmxT ; another speaker defend June 11, 2015 04:06 PM
RT @PluckyGlen: @PointAustin @MKanin Actually, not Panju. It was Kelly L., a resident of Lockhart Drive closer to the park than Panju. June 11, 2015 04:08 PM
extensive history on LHD app also used to illustrate what supporters argue is extensive outreach. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:10 PM
last two speakers citing blue collar origin of BBH. current arguing for relative affordability of stock on ground #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:14 PM
next speaker opposes. notes period of h sig, 20s-60s would have kept him (af-am) from buying a home in neighborhood. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:18 PM
speaker also suggests that votes to participate in district were changed, including his. (from no to yes) #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 11, 2015 04:19 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Opponent: My “no” vote and 14 other votes were incorrectly changed during Bluebonnet historic district process #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 04:19 PM
cx: speaker says vote was changed from yes to no vote, not no. four others changed from no to yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:20 PM
CM Zim asks speaker if #atxgov staff is impartial. speaker suggests “pattern” #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 04:21 PM
RT @lizpagano: Real question: *Is* the Historic Pres. Office supposed to be impartial? I mean, Watershed isn’t impartial @ water quality. # June 11, 2015 04:22 PM
RT @lizpagano: Real question: *Is* the Historic Pres. Office supposed to be impartial? I mean, Watershed isn’t impartial @ water quality. # June 11, 2015 04:22 PM
Saundra Kirk up. former planning commissioner. argues “historic fabric of the neighborhood” demolished 1 house at time #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:26 PM
Kirk also says that historic bungalows represent affordability. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:27 PM
Kirk: “people want the land, not us” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:27 PM
next speaker up again touches on alleged voting irregularities, suggests in favor list is closer to 48% of nh #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:30 PM
speaker: found 25 errors that went against opposition. none on pro side. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:31 PM
.@PoolforAustin asks staff to again explain petition details. staff: version posted by opposition is not same as final #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:34 PM
RT @AndraCLim: If valid petition has more than 20 percent of opposition by #atxcouncil 3rd reading, then would take 9/11 “yes” votes June 11, 2015 04:39 PM
RT @PointAustin: Legal: “The number that we care about is the number on the day the petition was certified”;Question may simmer until 3rd r June 11, 2015 04:39 PM
RT @PointAustin: Sadowsky/Pool colloquy on voting process; neighb seems polarized,apocalyptic visions on both sides #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 04:39 PM
CM Zim picks up accusations of voting irregularities. sees no addresses, no names. “how can this be accurate” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 04:40 PM
CM Zim beats up on staff. calls evasive w.r.t. petition names. @MayorSteveAdler notes later doc w complete info #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 04:42 PM
RT @PointAustin: Adler/Sadowsky establishes names on additional list; Opponent speaking of ties to neighborhood; votes confused she switche June 11, 2015 04:43 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Speaker says she wants a mediator for discussion of Bluebonnet historic district and opportunity to hash out alternatives #a June 11, 2015 04:47 PM
RT @PointAustin: “We haven’t had enough time to sit down & think this through”; requests mediator, NCCD; puts lot of restriction on old hom June 11, 2015 04:47 PM
next speaker ready to go point by point to refute @ArifPanju #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:53 PM
point 1 from speaker: district supports SF home values. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:53 PM
point 2: that design standards cannot be both ambiguous and onerous at the same time #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:54 PM
point 3: that costs are not not affordable. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:54 PM
point 4: that owners CAN change doors and windows, add a second floor #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:55 PM
point 4: that owners CAN change doors and windows, add a second floor #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 04:55 PM
RT @AndraCLim: The video that was shown by opponents of the Bluebonnet historic district: http://t.co/Jw5ULr4EUO #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 04:55 PM
RT @PointAustin: Says opponents dist misleading information; LHD increases value; criticizing Panju flier; can “preserve character and add June 11, 2015 04:55 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Under our new deadlines, which go into effect next month, we wouldn’t be able to write about Blue Bonnet Hills for next June 11, 2015 04:55 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: But that doesn’t mean not writing about it; just means we’d write an online story. June 11, 2015 04:56 PM
to be clear, those last two tweets were about @statesman not @austinmonitor June 11, 2015 04:56 PM
RT @PointAustin: Michelle White (2009,bungalow); questions design standards; only lately learned of LHD petition; “none of us want teardown June 11, 2015 04:58 PM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 5PM

RT @PointAustin: Gretchen Otto: “truly special magic place”; so few pre WWII homes; tremendous dev pressure; only tool to save our houses # June 11, 2015 05:01 PM
JennCurington "In case you’re wondering, testimony/discussion of historic zoning for Bluebonnet Hills going on 2 1/2 hours now #ATXcouncil"
@JennCurington well, in that case, we should have about 30 mins left? June 11, 2015 05:05 PM
testimony for and against BBH district continues with themes now repeating. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:05 PM
RT @PointAustin: Absolutely opposed to LHD; Another resident/supporter; cites 2014/5 UT/Rutgers study of LHD; pos econ of LHD; #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 05:13 PM
RT @PointAustin: Next: Joe Bedell Registered architect; Hyde Park,preservationist;Ave. G House condemned;no coherent preservation policy th June 11, 2015 05:16 PM
CM Zim suggesting that #atxgov staff is supposed to be neutral. #atxgov staff would likely argue otherwise. #atxcouncil #zimcity June 11, 2015 05:25 PM
RT @PointAustin: @kathietovo asks Bedell whether LHD has preserved HPark; Bedell says two different neighbs; doesn’t answer Tovo question # June 11, 2015 05:27 PM
RT @PointAustin: Paul Brown(Eastside Dr.) mentions selling pressure in THeights; @ImagineAustin promotes LHD’s; BBHills grassroots effort # June 11, 2015 05:30 PM
RT @PointAustin: Haven’t heard a new argument in at least an hour; @LeeLeffingwell approach to splitting time looking more and more sagacio June 11, 2015 05:34 PM
RT @lizpagano: @PointAustin Maybe there will be more interesting arguments in committee. June 11, 2015 05:36 PM
RT @PointAustin: Next: @PluckyGlen Ford opponent (cont. house Lockhart St); cites code restrictions on changes to structure; direct impact June 11, 2015 05:38 PM
#citcom on BBH ends, public hearing closes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:42 PM
reminder: we’re only slated to for first reading on BBH today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:43 PM
reminder: we’re only slated to for first reading on BBH today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:43 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 looking for clarification about whether owners can replace windows/doors? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:44 PM
staff: windows and doors addressed in design standards, argues that they are flexible. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:45 PM
staff pulls back: trying to set down standards everyone in district can live with #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:45 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 asks whether standards apply #atxgov-wide. answer: “tailor-made for Bluebonnet Hills” #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 05:46 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 can standards change on 2nd, 3rd reading? answer: yes. also, up for periodic review. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:47 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler wonders if #atxcouncil can change standards. answer: yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:47 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves approval of 43. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:51 PM
RT @PointAustin: Sadowsky answering explanatory Council questions; Q re current revision work; grandfathered until ordinance takes effect; June 11, 2015 05:51 PM
MPT @kathietovo noting change of nature of neighborhood over recent years as houses disappeared. #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:53 PM
.@PoolforAustin says she doesn’t believe that h pres ordinance requirements are onerous. #atxcouncil #atxgov does see room for improvement June 11, 2015 05:55 PM
RT @PointAustin: Pool supporting LHD preserving a particular sort of Austin history;sees standards as non-onerous;requests neighb understan June 11, 2015 05:57 PM
.@PoolforAustin turns back to notion that bungalows were built by “folks who weren’t very wealthy” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:57 PM
.@d3forpio will not support BBH district. cites experience w his nh; says lots of his friends contacted him to say no. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 05:59 PM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 6PM

.@GregorioCasar asks staff how they budget for tax abatements associated w historic properties. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:00 PM
staff: abatements based on value of house. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:00 PM
.@GregorioCasar w a wonderful moment of levity here based on some…personal experience w paper v electric ballots. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:02 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar says he will support Bluebonnet district on first reading but still some concerns #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 06:02 PM
CM Zim has personal distaste for buildings in potential district. worked on ’em as an kid. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 06:05 PM
CM Zim also chimes in w property rights concerns, confusion over design standards. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 06:05 PM
CM Zim also chimes in w property rights concerns, confusion over design standards. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 06:05 PM
CM Zim turns to #atxgov permitting problems. says cert of appropriateness is more bureaucracy. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:06 PM
CM Zim: “this is my definition of onerousness” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 06:07 PM
CM Zim also tries to connect to affordability via onerous regulation argument. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 06:07 PM
.@EllenforAustin wonders whether HOA could be used to define h district. staff sure? #atxgov has no roll there, tho. #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 06:08 PM
staff also lists other tools that could be used to do h zoning. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:08 PM
.@EllenforAustin: thinking about HOA uses to define aesthetic restrictions. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:09 PM
.@EllenforAustin looking for more flexibility w requirements. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:11 PM
lizpagano "”We try not to reinvent it every time.”"
.@lizpagano staff on h district. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:12 PM
.@Oraatx1 will support BBH district. “i know what happens to the character of nhs when developers come in & flip houses” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:13 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler will vote for district on 1st reading too, but “there is a lot of conversation to have” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:15 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler notes that there may not currently be the votes on dais to override petition against BBH #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:16 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler statement certainly a nudge toward further negotiating. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:17 PM
JennCurington "Not sure if CM @SheriGalloD10 will make it back to the dais in time to vote on Bluebonnet Hills historic zoning #ATXcouncil"
@JennCurington but remember, this is only 1st reading. no biggie if she misses it June 11, 2015 06:17 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Adler says he doesn’t know how neighborhood could create a homeowners association after the fact #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 06:17 PM
.@D5Kitchen will also support first reading BBH district #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:18 PM
RT @PointAustin: Adler notes HOA not a likely solution (req. unanimity); neigh needs to come together; @D5Kitchen says will vote 1st readin June 11, 2015 06:18 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 will also support on 1st reading. but cites “these houses not historic, they’re just old” comment. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:19 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 wants to preserve character of neighborhood, also suggests that sides could be close to deal #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:19 PM
43 passes first reading only yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:20 PM
43 passes first reading only yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:20 PM
nays: 3 (Troxclair, Renteria, CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 06:21 PM
off the dais: 1 (Gallo) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:21 PM
Item 17
#atxcouncil moves along to item 17. zoning/FLUM adjustment in Little Walnut Creek #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:22 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Can you explain what the 9-vote supermajority valid petition stuff the Mayor was referencing is about?"
.@DanKeshet w valid petition, supermajority (9 votes) required to approve anything on 3rd reading June 11, 2015 06:23 PM
.@oraatx1 says that Manor ISD opposed to stops on feeder, access roads. doesn’t work w plan #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:24 PM
18 is also related to 17 here. opposition side up now. arguing it doesn’t fit w neighborhood plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:33 PM
opposition notes previous #atxcouncil denied request twice. dev remains adamant #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:35 PM
CM Zim: one parcel or several TCAD parcels? answer: 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:44 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler notes that tract in question is “challenging…very difficult” w limited connectivity options. #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:45 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler lack of connectivity is nature of tract, but not use–tract will always have connectivity issues #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:46 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler looking for difference btwn office, MF; why one is better than other here. #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:48 PM
opponent: safety. where you have res, you have kids, and you have school busses. not good set-up for tract, she argues #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:49 PM
next speaker, repping coronado hills na, also opposes. restates safety concerns, lack of connectivity away from hwy. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:53 PM
coronado hills rep also suggests that proposed project doesn’t fulfill imagine austin guidelines. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 06:54 PM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 7PM

seems one property owner in this case might be this guy? http://t.co/ewr54UGDgB #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:05 PM
MKanin "seems one property owner in this case might be this guy? http://t.co/ewr54UGDgB #atxcouncil #atxgov"
and more here…http://t.co/JpQoSRdRIC June 11, 2015 07:06 PM
.@oraatx1 looking at onsite amenities, suggests residents of proposed project would be “completely isolated” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:10 PM
.@oraatx1 against project. will vote as such. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:12 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler wonders what would be appropriate given @Oraatx1 concerns about property. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:12 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler wonders what would be appropriate given @Oraatx1 concerns about property. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:12 PM
.@Oraatx1 conceeds, but puts responsibility on devs. “they took the risk” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:13 PM
.@PoolforAustin echoes @Oraatx1, will vote against project. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:13 PM
MPT @kathietovo seems poised to say no here too…believes site more appropriate for commercial use. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:15 PM
.@d3forpio will support neighborhood here too. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:17 PM
CM Zim moves to approve rezone. #atxcouncil #atxgov no second #zimcity June 11, 2015 07:19 PM
the lack of a second would ultimately be a no. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:20 PM
#atxcouncil into what means to indefinitely ppd, say no. all roads could lead to eventual reapply, it seems? #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:22 PM
18 month clock in some cases here. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:23 PM
and motion to ppd indefinitely passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:23 PM
nays: 1 (Garza) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:23 PM
off the dais: 1 (Gallo) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:23 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 15 & 16. this is Morotito’s Plan. valid petition in tow. four speakers, all in favor signed up. #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:24 PM
staff will do quick rundown of zoning change request. land is across from CapMetro HQ #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:25 PM
.@d3forpio has some concerns. nh has some concerns. no petition signers are here to speak. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:27 PM
so…staff listing concerns: impact to schools, they say. only res lot in tact in immediate area. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:28 PM
contact team is in favor of rezone, it seems. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:28 PM
.@d3forpio questioning how contact team vote came down. says he talked w nh, they hadn’t heard about project #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:32 PM
#atxcouncil food update from @MayorSteveAdler: there is pizza in the back room. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:34 PM
speakers in support of project up now. first up says business is family-owned, looking to keep business going #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:35 PM
speakers in support of project up now. first up says business is family-owned, looking to keep business going #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:35 PM
.@GregorioCasar asks applicant about what concerns of opponents are. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:36 PM
applicant: says opponent signed petition twice? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:37 PM
.@d3forpio asks what business is. answer: real estate. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:39 PM
concerns about property also appear to extend into parking #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:40 PM
govalle-johnson contact team up chair daniel llanes. supports application. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:42 PM
“this is one of the rare cases where making this kind of change would allow someone to stay in east austin” –llanes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:43 PM
Llanes: this is a good use for property. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:44 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler addressing Llanes: says that its “real important” that all contact teams are trusted by all neighbors #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:45 PM
Llanes: “our contact team is open” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:45 PM
seems a NH dispute is flaring here. @d3forpio suggests that contact team won’t include some neighbors. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:47 PM
.@d3forpio also suggests that GV/JT contact team meets quietly, is exclusive. meets at PODER offices. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:48 PM
Llanes fires back from gallery. takes exception to @d3forpio accusations. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:48 PM
.@GregorioCasar: zoning change requires residential component? but staff not ready for that today. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:50 PM
ericwg "@MKanin @CM_Renteria My understanding is that you have to have lived in GV/JT for 3 years to vote based on the bylaws?"
.@ericwg i’ll defer to @CM_Renteria on this one… June 11, 2015 07:51 PM
applicants insist that they will continue to live on property #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:51 PM
RT @ericwg: @MKanin @CM_Renteria Nominees must have resided in G/JT neighborhood no less than 5 years to be eligible to serve http://t.co June 11, 2015 07:53 PM
.@Oraatx1 calls on applicants “to go back and work this out” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:54 PM
motion to approve on 1st reading, leave public hearing open. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:55 PM
.@GregorioCasar amendment makes it so no office w.out residential. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:55 PM
.@GregorioCasar amendment makes it so no office w.out residential. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:55 PM
passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:56 PM
#atxcouncil concludes zoning. moves along. #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:56 PM
five #atxcouncil items left. #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:56 PM
Item 3
#atxcouncil takes up item 3. #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:57 PM
3 is juvenile delinquency program at Mexic-Arte museum #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:58 PM
MPT @kathietovo recuses on a portion affa davit on file about it. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:58 PM
3 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:59 PM
abstain: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 07:59 PM
off the dais: 1 (Renteria) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 07:59 PM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 8PM

Item 11
#atxcouncil moves along to item 11. 11 looks at increasing funding for affordability programs. @GregorioCasar idea from #HEx debate #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:00 PM
HGerbracht "@MKanin wait wut? Item 3??"
@HGerbracht oh yeah. we had to go back and pick up morning stuff… June 11, 2015 08:00 PM
CM Zim will vote against item. suggests affordability programs contribute to economic segregation. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 08:02 PM
11 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:03 PM
nay: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 08:03 PM
Item 12
with that, we move along to #atxcouncil item 12. 12 is @EllenforAustin’s longterm vacancy resolution. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:04 PM
a handful of language changes that have budget amend re: vacancies by aug. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:05 PM
CM Zim seconds @EllenforAustin vacancy res. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 08:06 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders whether amendment would apply to current budget or go next year? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:06 PM
.@EllenforAustin aim is to address “very long term” vacancies now…#atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:07 PM
.@EllenforAustin aim is to address “very long term” vacancies now…#atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:07 PM
MPT @kathietovo still has timing concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:07 PM
.@PoolforAustin wonders why vacancy $$s still on books for vacant positions. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:09 PM
CMgr Ott says they roll over. one very long term vacant position kept rolling over w.out getting caught. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:09 PM
#atxcouncil diving into minutea over where vacancy $$s go. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:14 PM
.@PoolforAustin money not spent on vacancies heads to? @MayorSteveAdler it goes reserves. 2/3 available for 1-time exp #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:15 PM
.@PoolforAustin supports “reporting” “effort.” objects to tone of whereases in res. #atxcouncil #atgov June 11, 2015 08:16 PM
.@PoolforAustin suggests whereases aren’t honest assessment of #atxgov #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 08:16 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to speakers on @EllenforAustin vacancies. #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:18 PM
.@EllenforAustin laying out res. argues it allows #atxgov to “put a structure in place” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:21 PM
.@EllenforAustin also argues that vacancies could lead to savings on budget. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:23 PM
staff: majority of 1012 #atxgov vacancies are in public safety, has to do w academy vacancies. #atxcouncil June 11, 2015 08:25 PM
staff: vacancy money isn’t just sitting there…#atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:25 PM
.@D5Kitchen, cosponsor calls @EllenforAustin a “good prudent measure” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:26 PM
reminder that the former #atxcouncil tackled vacancies too: http://t.co/i7bHXXkA9q #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:27 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that only 34.8 positions are addressed in res. pitches as an amendment to memorialize #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:29 PM
@EllenforAustin agrees. MPT @kathietovo will support effort. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:29 PM
…and MPT @kathietovo reminds (informs?) colleagues about previous #atxcouncil work on vacancies. #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:30 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 also supports. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:31 PM
CMgr refreshing what #atxcouncil has done in past w.r.t. vacancies. #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:37 PM
CMgr refreshing what #atxcouncil has done in past w.r.t. vacancies. #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:37 PM
CMgr notes that some vacancy dollars were used “as discretionary”; says that’s been tightened up. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:39 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 supports “overall goal” worries re: “micromanaging our depts”; doesn’t want #atxcouncil making decisions re: positions #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:44 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 suggests eliminating first be it resolved. wonders about purpose. @EllenforAustin opposed to that idea. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:45 PM
12 passes yeas: 11 (unanimously) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:47 PM
Item 13
#atxcouncil moves along to item 13. 13 is freeze on property tax for +65 & disabled. #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:48 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 moves to approve 13. CM Zim has an amendment. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 08:50 PM
CM Zim wants to change ‘freeze’ in res to ‘cap’ #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 11, 2015 08:50 PM
RT @GregorioCasar: @cbrendonriggs no way I’m supporting implementing the tax freeze tonight. And pretty confident it’s not passing (except June 11, 2015 08:51 PM
res appears headed for exam before #atxcouncil audit and finance, too. #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:52 PM
also brings resolution back to #atxcouncil in august. #Atxgov June 11, 2015 08:52 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders what happened to other options, discussed in Tuesday work session. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:53 PM
ericwg "@MKanin Thats CM Tovos committee."
@ericwg indeed June 11, 2015 08:55 PM
.@D5Kitchen notes timelines are most important to her. leaves it to committee to look at all options. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:55 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 “most interested in tax relief” for 65+, disabled. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 08:56 PM

Thursday, June 11, 2015 9PM

staff: absolute latest to take action to implement this year would be sept. 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 09:00 PM
13 heads to committee yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 11, 2015 09:00 PM
Item 50
#atxcouncil moves along to final item 50. this is PH on HUD 2015-16 action plan. #atxgov June 11, 2015 09:01 PM
#atxcouncil needs to take no action on 50 after stuartharryhersh comments, adjourns. #atxgov June 11, 2015 09:04 PM
and that’ll do it for me, too. thanks for following along! #atxcouncil #ATxgov June 11, 2015 09:04 PM
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