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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 6.16.2016

Sunday, June 19, 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.

TickTock for Thursday, June 16, 2016


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Thursday, June 16, 2016 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil where we are looking at what could be a pretty long day. #atxgov June 16, 2016 09:41 AM
Key items include a finalization of TNC rules, an expedited dev permit process, and, of course, a mobility bond #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 09:43 AM
All Access @austinmonitor readers can get our preview of the meeting here, courtesy @lizpagano: #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 09:44 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Do I understand that the SCW plan (Item 74 I think?) won’t be heard until 4PM or later?"
@DanKeshet no changes and corrections (official) yet. i’ll keep ya posted June 16, 2016 09:58 AM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 10AM

Item 74
DanKeshet "@MKanin Do I understand that the SCW plan (Item 74 I think?) won’t be heard until 4PM or later?"
@DanKeshet looks like there is no official time certain for item 74, the South Central Waterfront vision item #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:06 AM
Item 4
looks like the dark money ordinance (more here:; item 4) will be postponed to next week #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:09 AM
Item 72
looks like item 72 (sidewalk master plan) will be 6pm or later #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:10 AM
Item 73
and item 73, site development standards for schools, will be at 7pm or later #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:11 AM
also looks like we’ve got a nearly-full dais, and we should get rolling soon #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:12 AM
#atxcouncil is underway June 16, 2016 10:13 AM
pulled: 10 (5pm or later), 25 (2pm or later), 27 (2pm or later) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:15 AM
Item 23
.@GregCasar adds item 23 to the list of pulled items #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:18 AM
Item 30
.@SheriGalloD10 adds item 30 to the list of pulled items #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:18 AM
Item 10
for the record, item 10 is the Hays ESD 9 thing left over from last week. more on that here: #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:20 AM
Item 29
a bit of language confusion on item 29 adds it to the list of pulled things #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:25 AM
Item 29
wait. @GregCasar trying to fix language on item 29, allowing for multiple policy options. and it stays on consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:26 AM
now some confusion about whether bond items are ppd. seems they are headed for post 2pm #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:27 AM
.@D5Kitchen adds note that no vote will take place on mobility bond items today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:28 AM
@SheriGalloD10 taking a minute to explain abstention on women’s shelter from last week; move forced a delay in action #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:30 AM
@SheriGalloD10 repeats from last week: that she is concerned about #atxcouncil tapping too deeply into reserve funds #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:31 AM
@SheriGalloD10 notes CMgr has assured that staff is looking into this. seems she’ll support general fund items today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:32 AM
@EllenforAustin says she continues to share @SheriGalloD10 concerns about reserves. will abstain on shelter item #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:33 AM
@DonZimmermanATX arguing that approval of Salvation Army contract violates separation of church and state #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:35 AM
that out of the way, #atxcouncil consent agenda passes #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:37 AM
#atxcouncil will do consent zoning next #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:38 AM
36 is consent, 37 is consent 3rd reading, 38 is consent 2nd and 3rd reading #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:39 AM
39 is consent on 2nd and 3rd reading. 40 and 41 will be discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:39 AM
Item 42
item 42 is consent on 2nd and 3rd readings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:40 AM
Item 43
item 43 is ppd until 8.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:40 AM
Item 44
item 44, related to item 43 is also ppd until 8.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:41 AM
Item 45
item 45 is ppd until 8.11 meeting #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:41 AM
Item 46
item 46 is ppd until 8.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:41 AM
Item 47
item 47 is ready for consent approval of MU on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:42 AM
Item 48
item 48, 49 ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:43 AM
Item 50
item 50 is ready for consent all three #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:43 AM
Item 52
item 52 is pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:44 AM
Item 53
item 53 is an indef ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:44 AM
Item 54
item 54 is w.drawn #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:44 AM
Item 55
item 55 is discussion, as is 56, and 57 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:45 AM
Item 58
item 58 is consent for first reading, back 8.11 for 2nd, 8.18 for 3rd (maybe) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:46 AM
@PoolforAustin on 58: waiting for state action before #atxcouncil does its thing #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:46 AM
Item 59
item 59 is ready for consent MF3 all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:46 AM
Item 60
item 60 will be a discussion item, per @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:48 AM
Item 61
item 61 ready for consent, all three #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:48 AM
Item 62
item 62 is ready for consent on first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:49 AM
Item 63
item 63 is ppd until 8.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:49 AM
Item 64
item 64 is ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:49 AM
Item 65
item 65 is ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:50 AM
Item 66
item 66 is ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:50 AM
Item 67
item 67 is ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:50 AM
Item 61
there are now 5 speakers for item 61. seems that will be pulled. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:55 AM
61 is DMU zoning for 701 Rio Grande #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:56 AM
.@Oraatx1 uses a swath of D9 H-Zoning items to remind colleagues not much in e austin is H. will vote against all today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:58 AM
with that, #atxcouncil dispatches w consent zoning agenda, moves back to single items #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:59 AM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 11AM

Item 23
first up is item 23. this is the TNC drivers regs item, tho @D5Kitchen notes that this is not just for TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:00 AM
W.r.t that @d5kitchen statement about not just being for TNC drivers, observe caption here…#atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:01 AM
@D5Kitchen casts 23 as an effort to sync driver requirements #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:02 AM
@DonZimmermanATX argues that TNC, taxi models are diffn’t. argues this is why it took so long to get back to #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:03 AM
@DonZimmermanATX will abstain. “we probably shouldn’t be in this business” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:03 AM
@GregCasar offers amendment: changes language to say that applicants *may* be dq’ed for certain offenses #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:04 AM
@GregCasar amend also lays out criteria that would be weighed to determine whether drivers would be dq’ed #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:05 AM
@GregCasar pitches amendment as an attempt to line TNC, driver regs up with fair chance hiring ord already passed by #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:05 AM
@GregCasar: staff should “take in all mitigating information”; “we want to be give folks a shot at employment” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:06 AM
@D5Kitchen doesn’t like @GregCasar amend; calls it too broad, suggests discretion here isn’t appropriate for staff #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:07 AM
@D5Kitchen worries that @GregCasar language could open door to discretion on murder, sexual assault #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:08 AM
@GregCasar argues amend wouldn’t bring on hiring of extreme offenders. casts as attempt to bring some discretion #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:10 AM
@DGarzaforD2 argues that tho she supports fair chance, “some jobs” shouldn’t be open to offenders. #atxcouncil #atxgov won’t support June 16, 2016 11:11 AM
@MayorAdler will vote against. seems @GregCasar amend will not pass #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:12 AM
and it does. yeas: @GregCasar @d3forpio #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:12 AM
nays: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:12 AM
23, driver regs pass. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:18 AM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:19 AM
Item 30
#atxcouncil moves to item 30. 30 is the affordable housing trust fund item #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:19 AM
this is from MPT @kathietovo. would send 100% of prop tax $s for new properties in desired dev zone to AHTF #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:21 AM
MPT @kathietovo: trust fund dollars have some use flexibility w.r.t support of affordable housing efforts #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:22 AM
@DonZimmermanATX worries that cost of MPT @kathietovo move makes it “impossible” to determine longterm #atxgov fiscal impact #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 11:23 AM
#atxgov staff: “many thousands of properties” in DDZ, hard to predict $$ impact in out years; $350k for next year #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:25 AM
#StuartHarryHersh up: crafted policies in place now. argues $s from projects including seaholm, mueller don’t go to AHTF #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:29 AM
@SheriGalloD10 asks staff whether any other municipalities have gone this route. staff: not that i know of #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:32 AM
@SheriGalloD10 argues that the $350k negative budget number associated w this is for vacant, undeveloped land #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:32 AM
@SheriGalloD10 turns to Grove (included w AHTF item). argues #atxgov gen fund would lose out on significant prop tax $s here. #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 11:33 AM
@SheriGalloD10 : “really concerned about the president this sets”; “grab of property taxes” is significant #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:35 AM
@PoolforAustin supports @kathietovo: item “points to predictable” revenue; Pilot Knob mess wouldn’t have happened w it #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:37 AM
@GregCasar also supports: Seattle housing budget $52m; looking for $300m in housing bonds. “we need to do a lot more” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:38 AM
should also note that MPT @kathietovo argues funds could be redistributed anywhere, annually at budget time #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:38 AM
30 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:41 AM
nays: @SheriGalloD10 @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:41 AM
Item 33
#atxcouncil moves along to item 33. 33 is a res that asks CMgr to look at Jain Lane to 2017 CIP #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:42 AM
In CodeNEXT news, now-former #atxgov employee Matt Lewis has resigned… June 16, 2016 11:44 AM
there are 13 speakers on Jain Lane item. #atxcouncil is moving thru list, tho passage seems very likely #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 11:46 AM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 12PM

#atxcouncil will now pause on Jain Lane, despite imminent approval, so that CMs can make statements before passage. #atxgov June 16, 2016 12:08 PM
and, with that, we head to #citcom and lunch #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 12:09 PM
Yr @austinmonitor has yet to make our lunch escape; same w #atxcouncil, which is trying to take up a few items before breaking #atxgov June 16, 2016 12:49 PM
Right now, they’re still trying to figure out the Jain Lane issue, which still seems likely to pass #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 12:50 PM
And 33 does pass. Yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 12:51 PM
#atxcouncil now hearing a couple of added consent zoning items. 57 and 61 #atxgov June 16, 2016 12:51 PM
Item 52
#atxcouncil moves along to item 52. 52 is the champions tract. @SheriGalloD10 wants to get this done before lunch #atxgov #14speakers June 16, 2016 12:56 PM
@SheriGalloD10 moves to ppd for a week. Speakers will speak to ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 12:58 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 1PM

For those waiting on the mobility bond discussion: #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:00 PM
Neighbor pushing for delay to allow neighborhood association to participate in meetings #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:07 PM
@SheriGalloD10 offers up delay until August #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:07 PM
Dev rep Richard Suttle argues that dev needs some indication from #atxcouncil about whether prop can advance #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:08 PM
Suttle adds that neighbor is never in town #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:10 PM
@MayorAdler wonders what indication dev might get. Still, he’s ok w first reading 6.23. “It’s not a sign of disrespect” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:11 PM
Neighbor, who is organizer here, says he is an ER doc who works out of state #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:13 PM
Neighbor claims lack of clarity about how things work. “If we’re not part of the process it’s like a punch in the gut” #atxgov #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 01:14 PM
@MayorAdler urges neighbor to “listen to the debate”; notes that things can change after 1st reading #atxcouncil @atxgov June 16, 2016 01:15 PM
On hearing @MayorAdler remarks, neighbor offers: “than why even have a first reading” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:16 PM
@SheriGalloD10 wonders: how do you handle a case w multiple NHAs looking for ppd? Staff: typically 1 per side #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:19 PM
@SheriGalloD10 moves for 1st reading on 6.23, 2&3 on 8.12 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:21 PM
That passes. Yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgoc June 16, 2016 01:21 PM
Hearing will remain open for 8.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:22 PM
NOW #atxcouncil breaks for lunch. They’ll be back at 2:15. #atxgov June 16, 2016 01:22 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 2PM

Item 35
Oops. #atxcouncil is back. First up is item 35, @d3forpio and @GregCasar package of fair housing items #atxgov June 16, 2016 02:42 PM
@donzimmermanatx will vote against fair housing package. Calls it an institutionalization of housing segregation #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 02:50 PM
First resolved clause in 35 passes. Yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 02:52 PM
Nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 02:52 PM
Abstain: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 02:53 PM
Checked out for a minute there. #atxcouncil looking at real estate values and afforability #atxgov that passes yeas: 10 June 16, 2016 02:59 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 3PM

Nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:00 PM
@DonZimmermanATX now arguing w @MayorAdler and city legal, suggesting that some of what #atxcouncil is trying to do is outlawed by lege June 16, 2016 03:01 PM
@DonZimmermanATX finds no takers. @MayorAdler: “you look confused Mr Zimmerman, can I help with something?” We move on #atxgov #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 03:03 PM
@SheriGalloD10 wants to be sure that #atxgov wont overlook own needs when looking for AH propertirs #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 03:10 PM
#atxcouncil takes discussion of potential AH properties to a larger one over how to use #atxgov buildings June 16, 2016 03:15 PM
Next clause: look for integration opps in “high opportunity” areas; says @GregCasar, create more income-restricted units #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:27 PM
Operatively, this could look like more allowance for ADUs, that sort of thing #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:28 PM
@PoolforAustin doesnt get the economics here. Argues that folks in question couldnt afford to build ADUs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:31 PM
Counter to @poolforaustin is that other organizations could step in, build small units if dirt is there #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:31 PM
@d3forpio says that he built his w his own hands. Cost less than $70k; monthly payments over 15 year loan are $640 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:31 PM
MPT @kathietovo continues to push for a stop-short of initiation of code amendments as part of measure today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:32 PM
Other members seem open to idea to adding some kind of stop along MPT @kathietovo suggestion #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:35 PM
eraycollins "Perhaps you could assign someone to write about those last four tweets. I don’t get it. @MKanin @kathietovo"
@eraycollins unfortunately, i dont assign anyone to do anything but id bet that we have a story about this June 16, 2016 03:35 PM
eraycollins "So, I should be tweeting to @lizpagano? @MKanin"
@eraycollins about that sort of thing? Yes June 16, 2016 03:38 PM
MKanin "@eraycollins about that sort of thing? Yes"
@eraycollins but, to be more clear: MPT doesnt want staff to go off and het started making code edits before #atxcouncil weighs in #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:39 PM
@DGarzaforD2 notes that code amendments do come back to #atxcouncil as part of process #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:40 PM
@Oraatx1 wants to punt all of it to CodeNEXT. #atxcouncil #atxgov #addingtothepile June 16, 2016 03:41 PM
That be it resolved clause passed. Yeas 9. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:50 PM
#atxcouncil now on to last clause of fair housing item. This would look at impact of restrictive covenants #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:51 PM
@DonZimmermanATX again raises legal spectres. Will vote no #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:52 PM
@d5kitchen to @DonZimmermanATX: im not reading this as #atxgov doing anything illegal #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 03:53 PM
Put another way: #atxcouncil pegal counsel would probably not bring forward something that contradicts state law. June 16, 2016 03:53 PM
@GregCasar adds that recent SCOTUS fair housing decision opens the door #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:54 PM
Final BRR clause passes. Yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:55 PM
Nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 03:55 PM
Abstain: @SheriGalloD10 @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:55 PM
We return to pick up an earlier BRR; that one about facilities #atxgov would explore for possible housing #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 03:56 PM
That BRR passes. Yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:58 PM
Abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 03:58 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 4PM

Item 25
#atxcouncil moves along to item 25. 25 is from @SheriGalloD10; would look at merging code and development services dept #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:00 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that code dept is currently under review, wonders whether merger will be examined #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:04 PM
@SheriGalloD10 suggests her effort is not redundant; argues that it expands discussion already under way #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:04 PM
Citcom on @SheriGalloD10 code merger item is a parade of folks who really dont like #atxgov code dept #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 04:20 PM
RT @McRahm: @MKanin @SheriGalloD10 not surprising: Code Dept is the only citizen-facing dept without real citizen oversight commission. #a… June 16, 2016 04:23 PM
RT @austin78753: @McRahm @MKanin @SheriGalloD10 Also Health and Human Services. June 16, 2016 04:32 PM
Citcom ends. Vote on examining code merger w dev services companies coming #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:33 PM
Passes. Yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:33 PM
Off the dais: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:33 PM
Item 74
#atxcouncil moves along to item 74. 74 is the South Central Waterfront vision framework #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:34 PM
Staff: “plan lays out a path forward…create a great urban accessible green district” #atxgov #atxcouncil #welpthathitallthebuzzwords June 16, 2016 04:37 PM
Staff: plan would double density, double tax rev; could eventually triple density, 6x tax revs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:38 PM
#atxcouncil closes public hearing on SWC vision. #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:47 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to discussion. @DGarzaforD2 amend that would set a target of 20% affordable housing #atxgov June 16, 2016 04:57 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 5PM

For those interested in the details on this SWC vision plan, they are here: #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:03 PM
@DGarzaforD2 20% amend passes. Yeas: 8 June 16, 2016 05:07 PM
Plan passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:07 PM
Abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:08 PM
Recused: @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:08 PM
Hays County ESD item (10) is next #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:09 PM
State rep Jason Isaac (former @EllenforAustin boss) up now. Has concerns about Hays ESDs generally, it seems #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:12 PM
Isaac: Hays currently considering a county-wide ESD. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:13 PM
Concern here is apparently tax burden of multiple districts #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:13 PM
Issac: “we live in a republic”; calls on #atxcouncil to make call that would back #atxgov residents out of ESD June 16, 2016 05:14 PM
Isaac, prompted by @DonZimmermanATX, casts this as preventing added tax burden #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:15 PM
Issac pushing #atxcouncil to kill item; @PoolforAustin wonders who will provide service w.out it. Issac: service will continue as is #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:21 PM
@PoolforAustin takes an opportunity to go after Issac on (i think) unfunded mandates, state passing tax burden to munis #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:22 PM
@PoolforAustin angles toward fact that a denial at #atxcouncil would deny #atxgov etj residents ability to vote in ESD election. June 16, 2016 05:24 PM
RT @PointAustin: Rare implicitly partisan exchange at Council btw Isaac and Pool over Hays Cty ESD Item — #atxcouncil… June 16, 2016 05:25 PM
CX on that @PoolforAustin exchange w rep Issac; more about AISD issues than unfunded mandates #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:27 PM
But still…#atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:27 PM
#travco EMS union head up now. Uses opportunity to argue against ESDs in general. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:31 PM
@MayorAdler wants to know what 60 people in 5 acre parcel want to have happen. No answer there #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:34 PM
CMs also trying to figure out what staff might like them to do. Probably not going to get much joy there, either #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:35 PM
@PoolforAustin continues to frame issue as simple one: that res is about allowing residents to vote on ESD #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:38 PM
@EllenforAustin echoes Rep Issac statement; that an #atxcouncil scuttle kills the whole election #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:39 PM
@DGarzaforD2 picks up on a July 31 date in letter re: ESD. Wonders why the rush? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:40 PM
#atxgov legal: #atxcouncil had 60 days from date of request receipt, which seems to render July 31 date erroneous June 16, 2016 05:41 PM
@DGarzaforD2 wants to know what Hays County did here, seems inclined to take Hays lead #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:42 PM
@EllenforAustin argues that #atxgov has say via the five acre parcel in ETJ #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 05:43 PM
Lots of uncertainty on the dais about this one. @GregCasar sums it: surprised that #atxcouncil doesnt have “real clear guidance” #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:45 PM
And #atxcouncil tables Hays ESD item #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:47 PM
Post-table: “we never heard from those 60 people” –@MayorAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:48 PM
Item 40
#atxcouncil moves along to Item 40, WhichCraft item #atxgov no mention of Satanism…yet June 16, 2016 05:49 PM
Sounds like maybe there is some kind of compromise here? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:52 PM
@MayorAdler asks dev rep Dave Anderson whether this is a “path forward” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:53 PM
Anderson: owner still has some concern over TABC permit; feels #atxgov made mistake w zoning map; but says “a path forward” #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 05:55 PM
@MayorAdler wonders if owner could come back if TABC says no; @D5Kitchen seems to think so #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:56 PM
And with that, 40 passes. Yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:56 PM
Off the dais @EllenforAustin #atxgov #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 05:57 PM
With that, #atxcouncil moves along to mobility bond discussion @atxgov June 16, 2016 05:57 PM
@MayorAdler notes no vote today; offers speakers (25) chance to speak either today or next week #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:58 PM
@d5kitchen goes first #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 05:59 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 6PM

Reminder: here’s @cubbie9000 on what’s going on… #atxgov #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 06:00 PM
@d5kitchen argues that her proposal ($300m) leaves room for other spending, pauses ahead of potential major 2018 bond #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:01 PM
@GregCasar now lays out his + @PoolforAustin proposal. “We have limited dollars, but we have to take bold approach” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:02 PM
@GregCasar / @PoolforAustin proposal has bikes/sidewalks leaves no specific mention of rail #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:05 PM
@PoolforAustin “not at the $720m point”; doesnt want a tax increase now #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:06 PM
@D5Kitchen suggests that bond should help all corners of the #atxgov, but need to balance w capacity, other needs #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 06:09 PM
Other needs for @D5Kitchen could include rail #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:09 PM
@MayorAdler mentions @austinmonitor poll numbers on transportation. More on that here: #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:11 PM
@MayorAdler noting need for action now. Connects w @KirkPWatson proposal for 35: #atxgov has to step up, lead #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 06:12 PM
RT @PointAustin: .@MayorAdler laying out argument for his $720M bond proposal: “act in a meaningful & substantial way” #atxcouncil https://… June 16, 2016 06:14 PM
@MayorAdler argues that #atxgov has to take big action on corridors lest delays mount #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 06:16 PM
@MayorAdler: corridor plan ($720m bond proposal) citizen-driven, grassroots, again says #atxgov needs to pull plans off shelves #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 06:17 PM
And, again, @MayorAdler says plan doesnt take away road right of way #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:18 PM
@MayorAdler adds that density along corridors in $720m plan could lead to more public transit #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:19 PM
eraycollins "Am I correct, @MKanin, that there was no poll question regardign what #atx is willing to pay for mobility bonds? @MayorAdler @austinmonitor"
@eraycollins @MayorAdler @austinmonitor we did not ask that question June 16, 2016 06:21 PM
@MayorAdler pivots back to consensus, leaving an out for something not all his #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:22 PM
@MayorAdler believes MSA needs rail, but doesnt believe #atxgov can do that “this june” #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 06:24 PM
@eraycollins appears someone may be asking your question…#atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:28 PM
@MayorAdler into the pitch for higher taxes associated w bond: tax hike less expensive than costs of sitting in traffic #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:29 PM
To be clear: tax hike there-referenced was $400 annually on $2m #atxgov home #atxcouncil; less expensive homesteads would nsee smaller hike June 16, 2016 06:30 PM
(Meanwhile, #atxcouncil chambers filling w charter school students set for item on dev regs for schools) #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:32 PM
@MayorAdler: “we have a congestion, traffic, mobility crisis because we have chosen not to fix it” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:34 PM
@MayorAdler also notes need for haste, seems eager to wrap this up #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:35 PM
@MayorAdler: if we can’t go big, we need to spend a year building consensus. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:35 PM
Reminder: no vote tonight. @MayorAdler pushing for that next week #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:37 PM
@D5Kitchen to @MayorAdler: nobody here doesnt want to “go big” $300m is big #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:37 PM
Picture here: @MayorAdler believes there is support for $720m, his colleagues: maybe not so much #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:38 PM
@donzimmermanatx pitches dividing among #atxcouncil districts, not unlike 1/4-cent funds #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:47 PM
@SheriGalloD10 says $300m is a good start. Might be willing to go higher. Wants density issues addressed #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:48 PM
RyanHoliday ".@MKanin @MayorAdler For instance, it took 3 cars for 4 people to go dinner tonight dtown. Because @Uber is gone. Great work Mayor!"
@RyanHoliday @MayorAdler did you try any of the other options? Hearing mixed reviews but havent tried myself June 16, 2016 06:50 PM
We’re into citcom on the bond. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:52 PM
RT @RyanHoliday: @MKanin my parents are in from out of town. They are not gonna use some experimental service. Just not realistic June 16, 2016 06:56 PM
@SherylColeATX up now. Former CM, MPT. Here to “share a few lessons” w #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 06:58 PM
Should also note that @SherylColeATX is on @cotmf board, parent of @austinmonitor June 16, 2016 06:59 PM
RT @eraycollins: Fasten and Fare are getting great reviews on Nextdoor. @RyanHoliday @MKanin June 16, 2016 06:59 PM
RT @JacobDirr: @RyanHoliday @MKanin @fasten works just fine fyi June 16, 2016 06:59 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 7PM

@SherylColeATX notes unanimous votes from past #atxcouncil; that work takes time; that no one expects a plan to sit on a shelf #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:00 PM
@SherylColeATX also commends #atxcouncil for taking on transportation #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:01 PM
Bike advocate takes plans on shelves opp to note promise of bike/sidewalk plans (@MayorAdler prop not heavy there) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:04 PM
RT @JacobDirr: .@RyanHoliday @MKanin worth noting that all the new TNCs operating are legit enterprises. It’s not just Russian dude in a Fo… June 16, 2016 07:04 PM
JacobDirr ".@RyanHoliday @MKanin worth noting that all the new TNCs operating are legit enterprises. It’s not just Russian dude in a Ford Aerostar."
@JacobDirr but oh how exciting that would be… June 16, 2016 07:04 PM
RT @RyanHoliday: @JacobDirr @MKanin @fasten ‘Works just fine’ is quite a pitch for a ‘smart city’! June 16, 2016 07:04 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin who opposed “plans on shelves”?"
@DanKeshet it would take way more than 140 to respond to that. But inertia played a role too June 16, 2016 07:06 PM
RT @eraycollins: .@MayorAdler’s shortchanges bicycles and pedestrians. My present interest is sidewalks, but commuted downtown by bike for… June 16, 2016 07:08 PM
@MayorAdler takes a minute to note that sides on charter school issue are okay for 30 mins a side #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:09 PM
Meanwhile, 7 speakers left on mobility bond #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:10 PM
Hey folks! Keep Kanin Live Tweeting campaign’ll be back in earnest in Aug. but, if mood should strike before then… June 16, 2016 07:13 PM
Carmen Llanes-Pulido up. Hearing from 78744 residents that sidewalks, and thus ped safety are key conerns #atxgov #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 07:17 PM
Llanes-Pulido suggests that most #atxgov construction workers live in ’44 #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 07:19 PM
Citcom on bond issue ends. Back to dais. @Oraatx1 disappointed that 969 was removed from plan #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:21 PM
@Oraatx1 notes suburbanization of poverty; lack of transpo options in far-flung regions #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:22 PM
@Oraatx1: D1 needs infrastructure, upset that it isnt in any proposal other than $720m #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:23 PM
@Oraatx1 also worries that people in D1 are “bond fatigued” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:24 PM
@Oraatx1 returns to 969. “I’m offended” colleagues would remove a “whole corridor” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:25 PM
ACM notes that big bonds might provide a challenge for staff; never had that size of an effort to deal with #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:27 PM
ACM: CMgr Ott sees “needs everywhere” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:28 PM
ACM: “the most money you can give us” we could use #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:29 PM
RT @cbriancpa: Yep, our prob is prior councils chose not to fix it. Don’t make that mistake again! #atxtraffic #atxcouncil #atxgov https://… June 16, 2016 07:31 PM
A $720m bond could take 12 years to complete #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:31 PM
@DonZimmermanATX uses @Oraatx1 “pain” to return to idea that dollars should be left to D reps to divide #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:34 PM
RT @cubbie9000: .@MayorAdler @PoolforAustin @GregCasar @kathietovo @DGarzaforD2 @CM_Renteria @D5Kitchen @SheriGalloD10, please read: https:… June 16, 2016 07:36 PM
@DGarzaforD2 expresses concern about “a package this big that doesnt include affordable housing” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:37 PM
@DGarzaforD2: “this is not going to fix traffic all that much, or congestion” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:39 PM
@GregCasar on why go big this year: “get this part off the table” so we can do the next thing #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:40 PM
Seems consensus from dais, mgmt: we need to do something. We’ll see what that something is, and whether #atxgov votes for it #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 07:43 PM
PAONCO "#Evergreen"
@PAONCO truth June 16, 2016 07:46 PM
RT @austinmonitor: @DGarzaforD2 wants to hear argument for “maxing out bond capacity in a year we don’t normally propose bonds” #atxgov #at… June 16, 2016 07:46 PM
MKanin "@PAONCO truth"
@PAONCO tho i will say that mgmt isnt normally vocal about “do something” June 16, 2016 07:47 PM
@PoolforAustin also worries about other #atxgov needs, says she’s looking for middle ground (here, her proposal) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:49 PM
@PoolforAustin notes @GregCasar call for +$720m in transpo; @MayorAdler gets in: “i’m with you greg” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:50 PM
PAONCO "@MKanin Interesting observation…recognition that the problem is that bad? At limits to make impact at staff level? I really don’t know."
@PAONCO seemed more the former to me… June 16, 2016 07:52 PM
RT @PAONCO: @MKanin Interesting observation…recognition that the problem is that bad? At limits to make impact at staff level? I really d… June 16, 2016 07:52 PM
AClementsaustin "@MKanin @ATXRail So, 2 p.m. certain for the Mobility Bond discussion?"
@AClementsaustin @ATXRail as yall know, time certains are rarely that June 16, 2016 07:55 PM
@Oraatx1 raises Green Line. Notes thats not an option w these props, but is priority for her #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:56 PM
As #atxcouncil continues bond discussion, seems at least some of the school kids are filtering out #atxgov June 16, 2016 07:58 PM
Psst…the @austinmonitor will have more on this tomorrow… June 16, 2016 07:58 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 8PM

@EllenforAustin looks at numbers here, suggests they fall somewhere btwn “huge” and “ginormous” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:00 PM
@EllenforAustin underscores what she considers huge need: road infrastructure #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:03 PM
@D5Kitchen turns an eye toward ’18; potential $200m capacity as not enough get things done. she suggests: tax increase #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:04 PM
@D5Kitchen seems open to going above $300m, wants all regions covered, wants to preserve 2018 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:05 PM
AJ_Bingham "@MKanin, it’s pizza time!"
@AJ_Bingham ah! June 16, 2016 08:07 PM
RT @AJ_Bingham: @MKanin, it’s pizza time! June 16, 2016 08:07 PM
quick math notes here: median home tax impact here is roughly $5/month #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:10 PM
#atxcouncil descends into repeated uses of the word ginormous. #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:11 PM
@MayorAdler seems he’s into the wrap-up. repeats that the transpo troubles are because we’ve chosen not to do anything #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:12 PM
@MayorAdler casts this all as “a moment in time” when plan, needs align #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:13 PM
and with that, #atxcouncil moves along (sans dinner) to the charter school item #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:15 PM
OH WAIT! we’ve got Hays County EMS folks in the room. we’re gonna try and dispatch with number 10 real fast #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:15 PM
staff seems ready to give a recommendation on 10. (Hays EMS) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:17 PM
legal says that if #atxcouncil declines here, ETJ could petition #Atxgov for EMS services June 16, 2016 08:21 PM
staff recommendation: say yes to 10. no annex plans for 15-20 years plus facts on the ground #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:23 PM
@DonZimmermanATX would rather ask residents if they’d like to be released from EJT #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 16, 2016 08:24 PM
Hays ESD reps here now. @PoolforAustin asks about how exactly the petition here works #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:25 PM
200-300 sigs on petition. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:26 PM
@EllenforAustin looking for more details on process behind ESD election. getting a very legal answer from #atxgov legal #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 08:27 PM
austin78753 "@MKanin Oh man, they should totally petition our ass."
@austin78753 i s’pose we did get an answer to that question, huh… June 16, 2016 08:28 PM
@MayorAdler in touch w #HaysCo Comm Will Conley. Conley: Hays trying to clean up boundaries; sees res as technicality wants #atxcouncil pass June 16, 2016 08:30 PM
@DonZimmermanATX sees passage coming. reiterates call for folks in ETJ to vote to leave ETJ. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:32 PM
@EllenforAustin asks why Creedmoor did not consent to ESD 9. City legal: dunno #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:33 PM
Hays ESD rep: Creedmoor opted out because prop was a single-owner who didn’t want to be included #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:34 PM
and 10 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:35 PM
off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:35 PM
abstain: @Oraatx1 & @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:35 PM
nay: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:35 PM
(passes by a hair) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:36 PM
Item 73
#atxcouncil now moves along to item 73. this is the charter school thingy. more on it here: June 16, 2016 08:37 PM
a big issue here is impervious cover and whether charter schools can be allowed to exceed limits #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 08:46 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 9PM

speakers conclude on 73. @Oraatx1 moves adoption of staff recommendation. MPT @kathietovo seconds #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 09:51 PM
@MayorAdler: why don’t we mandate all schools abide by base zoning? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 09:53 PM
staff: #atxcouncil could consider that, but we were charged w mirroring SDs’ regs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 09:54 PM
@MayorAdler trying to not put his thumb on scale: what how do private comply staff: whatever is more restrictive #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 09:56 PM
@MayorAdler: wants uniformity w.r.t. regs #atxcouncil #atxgov. staff: we could do that but SDs’ agreement trumps charter June 16, 2016 09:57 PM
@MayorAdler June 16, 2016 09:58 PM
@MayorAdler doesn’t want to drive school construction in neighborhoods, also wants to make it all fair #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 09:59 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 10PM

@D5Kitchen also wants to figure out why #atxgov can’t force zoning compliance for schools #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:00 PM
@PoolforAustin’s take: school districts established in #atxgov, charters aren’t so they are building in NHs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:01 PM
MPT @kathietovo uncomfortable with “whole new direction”; adding new stuff tonight #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:04 PM
that’s in reference to idea of leveling playing field for all schools #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:04 PM
@MayorAdler doesn’t understand why private schools are treated differently here #atxcouncil #atxgov this leads to a ton more ?s June 16, 2016 10:05 PM
@MayorAdler offers a possible first-reading passage, with more work to come #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:06 PM
meantime, ACA Brent Lloyd giving a quick primer on zoning relationship btwn SDs and #atxgov #ATxcouncil June 16, 2016 10:06 PM
short version: SDs agreement w #atxgov predates charter explosion. charters also exempt from dev regs. #atxcouncil dealing w fallout #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:08 PM
legal: planning commission rec attempts to level field; staff agrees #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:09 PM
still, @MayorAdler has concerns. wants to contemplate full range of implications, options. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:09 PM
specifically now, @MayorAdler suggests allowance of all schools to use zoning regs on site #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:10 PM
RT @slyarak: Because most of them are zoned SF-3. June 16, 2016 10:10 PM
meantime, staff notes that #atxgov treats private schools “very differently” than public. not contemplated here #atxcouncil June 16, 2016 10:12 PM
@MayorAdler: how do we do impervious cover w private schools? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:13 PM
staff: residential would be residential (45%); commercial, commercial #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:13 PM
@DonZimmermanATX moves for first reading only. if it passes, it would be back next week #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:14 PM
@D5Kitchen wants specific questions answered if that happens; doesn’t want work undone #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:15 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that #atxcouncil pass on third reading, but continue “to wrestle” with issue #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:15 PM
@MayorAdler how bout we pass everything on third reading aside from impervious cover stuff #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:17 PM
legal: could present issues w permitting in the meantime #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:17 PM
staff: impervious cover is critical component of ordinance #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:18 PM
@GregCasar: seems we’re really close. favors slight delay to bring it home #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:19 PM
@DGarzaforD2 worries that #atxcouncil could open a loophole. that restrictions only apply to “greenfield sites.” staff confirms #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:22 PM
@DGarzaforD2 also backs 1st reading only approval #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:23 PM
@DGarzaforD2 echoes mayor’s question. @Oraatx1 also supports 1st reading. seems that’s the way we’re headed #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:24 PM
staff trying to home in on what #atxcouncil is looking for. @MayorAdler: impervious cover. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:26 PM
eraycollins "I think @mkanin’s fingers have frozen, @cubbie9000, or perhaps cramped. How about yours?"
@eraycollins @cubbie9000 it actually warmed up in here after an @Oraatx1 request June 16, 2016 10:27 PM
@PoolforAustin reminds that impervious cover in SOS are different. adds if open up private iss, new stakeholder process #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:30 PM
73 passes on first reading only. will be back next week for impervious cover #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:31 PM
yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 June 16, 2016 10:32 PM
Item 60
#atxcouncil ppds item 60 #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:32 PM
oh wait, they haven’t officially ppd 60 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:33 PM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin @eraycollins @Oraatx1 Was that a different request than the one she made earlier this afternoon?"
@cubbie9000 @eraycollins @Oraatx1 nope. i imagine this is formalizing it #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:35 PM
with that, my day is over. thanks for following along. see ya next week! #atxcouncil #atxgov June 16, 2016 10:38 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016 11PM

PAONCO "And at 10:45 p.m. @ndhapple sits alone on media row as the indomitable @MKanin has given up the ghost. #atxcouncil"
@PAONCO @ndhapple i really needed food. Lack of a dinner break sunk me June 16, 2016 11:05 PM

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