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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 6.23.16

Monday, June 27, 2016 by Michael Kanin

TickTock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from City Council. Click on the item number to scroll to the corresponding tweets.

ITEMS

TickTock for Friday, June 24, 2016

Participants:

MKanin 499

eraycollins 10

ndhapple 7

lubomudrov 5

PointAustin 3

JonBrewerATX 3

brwittstruck 2

cubbie9000 2

KalindaMH 2

Ratherocity 2

GinSingh 1

breathesgelatin 1

Aloha_Analytics 1

EmilieShaughn 1

AKMcGlinchy 1

AJ_Bingham 1

dzehr 1

MayorAdler 1

tcb 1

scottdunaway 1

_spell 1

thehansel 1

JimmyFlannigan 1

c_bomb07 1

Thursday, June 23, 2016 9AM

checking in from #atxcouncil where we think we might be for a while. #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:22 AM
@austinmonitor All Access readers can get a preview of the action courtesy of @lizpagano here: https://t.co/M3or4KliHc June 23, 2016 09:24 AM
we’ve got the new cab coop, more $s for the central library and CodeNEXT, and, of course, #BONDAGE (open to other #s) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:27 AM
actually, i should totally do a diff’t hash for the bond. hit me with suggestions! winner gets @austinmonitor t-shirt. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:29 AM
GinSingh "@MKanin @austinmonitor or #50shadesOfConfusion"
@GinSingh @austinmonitor i appear to have started something… June 23, 2016 09:42 AM
@AFA975 endorsements for #atxcouncil elections. All incumbents. #atxgov https://t.co/JxNYi5P4Rg June 23, 2016 09:43 AM
scottdunaway "#bondoggle https://t.co/bD95IBhWx3"
@scottdunaway c’mon! You can be more creative than that! June 23, 2016 09:46 AM
Seems the transpo bond will be at 7pm or later #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:59 AM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 10AM

items 29 and 59 will be withdrawn #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:01 AM
stirring on dais. #atxcouncil seems about set to go #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:04 AM
seems the charter school zoning thing’ll be at 4:30pm or later #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:09 AM
Item 92
champions tract (item 92) will be at 2pm or later #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:09 AM
ps: still looking for that winning bond discussion hashtag! #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:18 AM
#atxcouncil under way #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:18 AM
pulled: 2, 20, 56, 57, 58, 65, 66, 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 79, 82 (80, 83, 88; bonds post-7p) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:23 AM
#atxcouncil set to approve consent agenda with usual abstains and nos #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:32 AM
Item 30
sobriety center (item 30) set to go through as part of consent agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:35 AM
@DonZimmermanATX will not vote for sobriety center. calls it a “matter of misplaced priorities” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:36 AM
@DonZimmermanATX comments kick off a response from MPT @kathietovo, who refutes argument on dollars and efficacy #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:37 AM
Item 2
with that, consent agenda passes. #atxcouncil moves along to item 2. unclaimed animals #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:38 AM
@Oraatx1 pulled 2. cites lack of public engagement. wants more details about what item will do #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:39 AM
oh! concerns about posting! #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 23, 2016 10:39 AM
@Oraatx1 people were able to see the draft ord and respond? staff: says yes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:39 AM
this appears to be about handling of animal center pets, whether animals can be transferred (and, legally, how) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:43 AM
staff is taking the time to break this all down after @Oraatx1 questions #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:44 AM
apparently there is a legal ruling at play here. city can apparently be sued without adjustments here. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:46 AM
@DonZimmermanATX wonders if #atxcouncil could allow more time for review. attorney: imminent liability risk w.out change #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:49 AM
2, boiled down, addresses o’ship of animals once in shelter. next attorney: doesn’t eliminate/shorten hold periods #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:53 AM
2 animal advocates now gotten up & urged #atxcouncil to hold off on approval. argue: haven’t had a chance to weigh in #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:57 AM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 11AM

Advocates also urging #atxcouncil to eliminate section of ord; say it doesn’t address the issue at had (and that #atxgov attorney agrees) June 23, 2016 11:00 AM
ndhapple "There are 100+ items on the City Council’s agenda today. At this rate, they’ll be here until mid-Saturday."
@ndhapple this one isn’t *that* bad. I bet we’re outta here by mid-day Friday June 23, 2016 11:06 AM
JonBrewerATX "@MKanin @tcb @austinmonitor #LoseLoseScenarios"
@JonBrewerATX @tcb @austinmonitor c’mon! MOAR CREATIVITY June 23, 2016 11:10 AM
attorneys on one side arguing change saves #atxgov from liability, advocates on other side worry pets would be improperly taken #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 11:11 AM
APA head Ellen Jefferson up. in favor. argues ? of animal o’ship critical. setting up APA 4 receipt of more animals #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:15 AM
@DonZimmermanATX repeats question of urgency. again trying to delay in favor of more public comment #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:16 AM
APA Jefferson notes that liability extends to veterinarians here too #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:16 AM
@Oraatx1 “we get sued every day here at the city of austin, that’s not a fear factor for me” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:17 AM
@Oraatx1 also asks again about urgency. trying to delay #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:18 AM
eraycollins "#mobilebailoutbonds @MKanin"
@eraycollins really appreciate the effort but so many charachters! June 23, 2016 11:22 AM
staff noting that language in ord keeps animals in TravCo (and thus no kill?) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:23 AM
@SheriGalloD10 steps in. moves approval. calls to set up process to hear concerns, but do the legal stuff here first #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:24 AM
eraycollins "Pity on your fingers, especially today, @MKanin."
@eraycollins they’ll soldier on June 23, 2016 11:24 AM
JimmyFlannigan "@MKanin #AustinPowersBond #YeahBaby #ForYourRoadsOnly #LicenseToDrive #TommorowNeverDrives #TheRoadsAreNotEnough #DriveAnotherDay"
@JimmyFlannigan #tomorrowneverdrives is very funny June 23, 2016 11:25 AM
@DonZimmermanATX moves to send all this to the #atxcouncil public safety committee #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:26 AM
@PoolforAustin also has no concerns about process here. also ready to approve, adjust later if needed #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:28 AM
motion to send to committee fails yeas: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin @Oraatx1 June 23, 2016 11:28 AM
that settled, 2 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:29 AM
abstain: @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:29 AM
Item 20
#atxcouncil moves along to item 20. 20 is the dark money ordinance #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:30 AM
our latest on the dark money ordinance now in front of #atxcouncil (author here is @JackCraver) #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/qo0kDHjilx June 23, 2016 11:31 AM
nine amendments here. @MayorAdler says roughly half are clerical #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:31 AM
here is a sum of the nine amends #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/w4Ox7gmhoa June 23, 2016 11:33 AM
Austin LWV rep Francis McIntyre up. urging passage. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:39 AM
RT @PointAustin: Now discussing amendments to and substance of “dark money” campaign ordinance-requiring more disclosure #atxcouncil https:… June 23, 2016 11:39 AM
McIntyre: dark money ord is “something that i will brag about to leagues all over” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:40 AM
Fred Lewis up. also very much in favor. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:41 AM
@MayorAdler moves adoption. @Oraatx1 seconds #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:44 AM
@EllenforAustin can’t support. believes in full disclosure. cites free speech, NAACP w.holding donor names #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:45 AM
meanwhile, some real talk from @MayorAdler about the rest of today (and tomorrow)…#atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/5vLnih5FeD June 23, 2016 11:48 AM
this all comes with a need for 3 more staffers for clerk. included in $350k fiscal impact of ord #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:52 AM
@DonZimmermanATX also can’t support. seems confused by language in ord #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:53 AM
brwittstruck "@MKanin @austinmonitor #BattleofLittleBigBond"
@brwittstruck @austinmonitor this is also very funny. But too long!!! June 23, 2016 11:56 AM
cubbie9000 "@brwittstruck @MKanin @austinmonitor In hindsight, I am such disappoint that we won’t have a local election to cap I-35. #BuryBonds"
@cubbie9000 @brwittstruck @austinmonitor that. That would have been a winner June 23, 2016 11:57 AM
RT @PointAustin: The mayor promises Council will be meeting into the wee hours #atxcouncil https://t.co/83BHK8gFQj June 23, 2016 11:57 AM
brwittstruck "@MKanin @austinmonitor well then I guess #wherethestreetsarepavedwithtwobreakfasttacospermonth doesn’t work either. Drat."
@brwittstruck @austinmonitor it doesnt. Take solace in its deliciousness? June 23, 2016 11:58 AM
@DonZimmermanATX continues to have concerns about language, says it doesnt close loopholes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:59 AM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 12PM

with that, #atxcouncil approves. yeas: 9 #atxgov June 23, 2016 12:00 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 12:00 PM
Item 20
that in this case was item 20, dark money #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 23, 2016 12:01 PM
#atxcouncil will now quickly dispatch w a quick zoning consent item. it does. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 12:01 PM
now. #citcom, lunch, and exec session. we’ll be back after. June 23, 2016 12:02 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 1PM

tcb "@MKanin Did you upload that? Not that I’m going to fix it today if it’s not working as planned…I just bought flip flops and beer"
@tcb that’s awesome! But i did not upload it… June 23, 2016 01:29 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 2PM

KalindaMH "@MKanin @austinmonitor I say, keep it simple, #bondage Surely that won’t cause any cross confusion? ?"
@KalindaMH @austinmonitor i think we may have to keep it at #bondage…maybe #atxbondage June 23, 2016 02:29 PM
KalindaMH "@MKanin @austinmonitor YAAAAS! #atxbondage Think we can get the mayor to retweet?"
@KalindaMH @austinmonitor we can sure try! June 23, 2016 02:36 PM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin @KalindaMH @austinmonitor #BondsyScheme?"
@cubbie9000 @KalindaMH @austinmonitor two t-shirts for you June 23, 2016 02:36 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 3PM

#atxcouncil remains in executive session #atxgov June 23, 2016 03:16 PM
#atxcouncil looks like it’s about ready to get back #atxgov June 23, 2016 03:56 PM
and, indeed, #atxcouncil is back #atxgov June 23, 2016 03:57 PM
Item 85
first up’ll be item 85 and item 86. these are two contracts. both for kennel improvements for #atxgov animal services #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 03:58 PM
@Oraatx1 notes that funding here is grant funding #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 03:59 PM
85 & 86 pass. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 03:59 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 4PM

off the dais: @D5Kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:00 PM
Item 65
#atxcouncil moves along to item 65. 65 is for a grant application for congestion management tools from US DOT #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:01 PM
wait up. this is at least partially associated w emergency signal preemption. @AFA975 head Bob Nicks up. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:04 PM
Nicks wants to be sure that there is a plan b if #atxgov doesn’t get grant #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 04:04 PM
@SheriGalloD10 wants to know where $s for 50% match? staff: believes they can “bring…a reasonable match proposal” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:06 PM
Staff also noted that US Dot were very excited about this portion of Smart City app #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:07 PM
65 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:11 PM
Item 70
#atxcouncil moves along to item 70. this is the typically routine boards and commissions item. #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:12 PM
70 (bs& Cs appointments) passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:12 PM
off the dais: @GregCasar & @D5Kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:13 PM
Item 87
#atxcouncil moves along to item 87, appointment of dr charles bell to central health board #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:14 PM
80 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:14 PM
off the dais: @GregCasar #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:14 PM
Item 79
#atxcouncil moves along to item 79. 79 is from MPT @kathietovo for downtown public toilets #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:16 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that what’s here is a temporary model ahead of more permanent solution #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:16 PM
@DonZimmermanATX wants to know why 2 temp toilets and costs and such #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:18 PM
costs are at just over $260k annually; @SheriGalloD10 wants to know why DAA shouldn’t pay for it. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:20 PM
staff says they could revisit dollar conversations w DAA #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:20 PM
staff didn’t ask DAA if theyd pay for dtown temp toilets; @SheriGalloD10 seems inclined to ask for DAA or others for $s #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo says $s are not in DAA budget adds that issue is one of public health (water quality) and dignity #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that downtown public restrooms would also be used by, well, anyone #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:23 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that DAA is now spending $1.5m on cleaning and safety dwntn already #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:24 PM
@Oraatx1 notes that DAA may already be contributing “but it doesn’t hurt to ask again” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:25 PM
still, @Oraatx1 wants to find a way to support item, but also wants to delay to find other funding possibilities #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:26 PM
@DonZimmermanATX wants to drop number of temp toilets to 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov dies for lack of second June 23, 2016 04:26 PM
@SheriGalloD10 calls toilet “a good idea”; wants to use HOT tax #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:28 PM
city legal: you can’t use HOT tax for this #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:28 PM
vote on 79 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:28 PM
abstains: @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:29 PM
no: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:29 PM
RT @AFA975: See were suppose to see “potential cost and funding options, and anticipated impact on response times” https://t.co/cnBCcNluzi June 23, 2016 04:29 PM
RT @AFA975: Instead to have a hope to get a grant. Emergency signal preemption single best way to reduce emergencyresponse times https://t.… June 23, 2016 04:29 PM
Item 56
we move forward. item 56. these are the license plate readers #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:33 PM
#atxcouncil first hearing from folks concerned about usage of readers; that they could be used for warrant round-up purposes #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:35 PM
attorney here also notes that Vigilant (contractors here) won’t allow cities to speak to media about issues w contract #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:39 PM
#atxcouncil now engaged in a conversation over how it uses time certains, and, what should go next #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:40 PM
@DonZimmermanATX looks at Vigilant contract, suggests that contract could allow Vigilant to retain data #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:40 PM
staff: contract w a middle entity that would sell vigilant tech to #atxgov. staff can still negotiate specifics here, they say #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 04:41 PM
@DonZimmermanATX asks if staff would strike contact section that would allow Vigilant to hang on to data #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:41 PM
RT @PointAustin: Several “time-certain” items contending for action;currently discussing license-plate readers #atxcouncil https://t.co/C8N… June 23, 2016 04:42 PM
RT @eraycollins: That sure sounds like a good reason not to contract with Vigilant. https://t.co/nJA7rCBjg2 June 23, 2016 04:42 PM
@EllenforAustin thanks #atxgov for making change that wouldn’t fund project thru civil asset forfeiture #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 04:43 PM
@ArtAcevedo repeats statement that APD will only use data for active criminal stuff, not for warrant roundup #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:44 PM
@ArtAcevedo says APD won’t do a deal that includes such language #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:45 PM
@EllenforAustin and @DonZimmermanATX wants to strike “and execution” of deal here; would come back to #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:45 PM
staff seems inclined to go with that. could also suggest excluding certain specific language #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:46 PM
@EllenforAustin asks about possibility of 3M participation (raised last week); apparently there is not a match there #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:47 PM
ndhapple "@MKanin By my ear, it’s executing the contract once it’s negotiated. It sounds like Zim and Troxclair would have it come back for approval."
@ndhapple mine too June 23, 2016 04:47 PM
MKanin "@ndhapple mine too"
@ndhapple but staff adding that they could specifically exclude some contract language too June 23, 2016 04:48 PM
@Oraatx1 asks APD how many units. APD: 14 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:49 PM
deployment of readers includes trailers, cars, and i think i heard fixed locations #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:49 PM
@Oraatx1: “I’m very concerned about people’s privacy” wonders about policy. APD: we have a current policy #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:50 PM
@Oraatx1 also like the idea of bringing the contract back #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:51 PM
@GregCasar wonders if APD can build restrictions in that limit readers to only certain types of searches #Atxcouncil #ATxgov June 23, 2016 04:53 PM
@ArtAcevedo argues approach (limiting to hot–amber, silver–lists) would limit ability to pursue investigative leads. #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:54 PM
@ArtAcevedo adds that, example: fixed LPR in neighborhood could catch criminal perpetrators. hot list limit ends that #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:56 PM
@GregCasar wants to see policy changes when contact comes back #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:57 PM
amend to strike execute passes. missed the count. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 04:59 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 5PM

APD says they conferred last week on privacy policy language w ACLU. say they will include 90% of recs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:00 PM
@DonZimmermanATX wants this all back before #atxgov public safety committee #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 05:00 PM
@EllenforAustin calls for item to come back for first meeting in August #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:01 PM
with that, 56 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:01 PM
@MayorAdler asks #atxcouncil if it can meet next week; not currently scheduled; would take some pressure off today #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:03 PM
Item 57
with #atxcouncil members checking schedule, CMs move on to item 57 and 58. these are APD body cams #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:04 PM
eraycollins "What does “strike execute” mean? @MKanin"
@eraycollins that staff cant sign a deal without council approval June 23, 2016 05:05 PM
eraycollins "Does that mean that Austinites will see the videos? https://t.co/kCv4cu7c5y"
@eraycollins unclear June 23, 2016 05:05 PM
Ted Davis with Utility up. w one of the 10 finalists for body cam deals. not the one (Taser) that was recc’d by staff #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:07 PM
eraycollins "My confusion, thought we had moved on to body camerss, but still on license plate readers. @MKanin"
@eraycollins we were. Now we’re on body cams June 23, 2016 05:07 PM
Davis: Taser doesn’t meet all of requirements of RFP #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:09 PM
Davis using burger metaphor close to dinner time #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/IrjD5FKsL3 June 23, 2016 05:10 PM
Davis: viewing device not included in bid from Taser #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:11 PM
suggests that iPhone purchase is an end around w.r.t. RFP #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:12 PM
Davis: RFP was “fantastic”; Taser response “completely unacceptable…pathetic” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:13 PM
EmilieShaughn "@MKanin I don’t even eat meat and this is making me hungry."
@EmilieShaughn seems an unfortunate move June 23, 2016 05:14 PM
Davis adds that video on iPhones is at risk. suggests it could be easily ditched #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:14 PM
Davis says his firm’s version of setup comes with video storage in trunk #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:16 PM
PointAustin "Folks getting hungry Downtown & Red Sox finally won a game #atxcouncil https://t.co/FU3WL9swru"
@PointAustin it took em 10 to do it. Kimbrel held on! June 23, 2016 05:19 PM
Davis willing to go head to head w Taser; also asks #atxcouncil to dq Taser #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:20 PM
eraycollins "Now I know what you’re really doing down there at the media table, @MKanin. @PointAustin"
@eraycollins @PointAustin i only looked once! Maybe twice… June 23, 2016 05:21 PM
eraycollins "I hope #atxcouncil will disqualify the Taser bid, @MKanin."
@eraycollins think that ends in anlaw suit? June 23, 2016 05:24 PM
@MayorAdler notes that APD felt iPhone purchase also about upgrading APD equipment generally, not just for the body cams #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:26 PM
PointAustin "@MKanin WSox completely blew it w/ errors & walks."
@PointAustin i believe it. did shields bring his era down at least? June 23, 2016 05:27 PM
@GregCasar asks APD why Taser is better product. Staff: Taser scored 10 points higher on solicitation matrix #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:29 PM
@GregCasar looking for more specifics. not getting them #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:30 PM
PointAustin "@MKanin Indeed he did. Pitched well for 5, still a little wild."
@PointAustin maybe he figured something out? June 23, 2016 05:33 PM
Debbie Russell argues Taser product affords officers more opportunity to mess w video, repeats questions over pricing #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:36 PM
@PoolforAustin suggests that she might offer a ppd for a month #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:36 PM
seems #atxcouncil might do a quick cultural interlude here. it’ll be a poetry slam guy. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:37 PM
#atxcouncil took just a quick pause here and will now head to the rest of the night #atxgov June 23, 2016 05:46 PM
RT @ndhapple: DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT https://t.co/pSiRH8NPxN June 23, 2016 05:48 PM
ndhapple "DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT https://t.co/pSiRH8NPxN"
@ndhapple indeed June 23, 2016 05:48 PM
RT @PointAustin: Slowly he turns, step by step, inch by inch . . . #atxcouncil https://t.co/xORkfZxY6r https://t.co/S2fBXbJQBX June 23, 2016 05:49 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 6PM

RT @brennangriffin: @eraycollins @MKanin https://t.co/0HSMiKE8QL seems legit. I’m interested in efforts to change policing culture a la Ric… June 23, 2016 06:05 PM
CitCom concludes on APD Body Cam item. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:06 PM
@PoolforAustin moves for #atxgov to look at “second vendor”; would ppd for about a month #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 06:07 PM
@DonZimmermanATX seconds #atxcouncil #ATxgov June 23, 2016 06:07 PM
#atxgov legal: “procurement office has everything they can do” but #atxcouncil can reject anything June 23, 2016 06:08 PM
legal worries that purchasing office redo would not “be in best interest” of office #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:09 PM
City Attny concurs w legal staff. purchasing can do no more. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:10 PM
@PoolforAustin clarifies that she wants #atxcouncil ability to review June 23, 2016 06:11 PM
staff suggests that a delay could push vendor to walk away. @DonZimmermanATX puts that chance at “zero” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:11 PM
@DonZimmermanATX says he has a lot of “technical depth” to evaluate bids. offers to step in as chair of public safety #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:12 PM
MPT @kathietovo reads from local NAACP head Linder’s @statesman editorial. Linder pushing for decision today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:13 PM
MPT @kathietovo looking for balance on community urge to buy body cams, tech merits of products #atxcouncil #ATxgov June 23, 2016 06:14 PM
@MayorAdler we could “double-back” on policy, but community wants us to move forward. would prefer that #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 23, 2016 06:15 PM
@GregCasar has concern over current video release policy and redaction tech #atxgov “about to purchase” #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 06:16 PM
@GregCasar doesn’t want to lock #atxgov into agreement when redaction stuff isn’t set #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:17 PM
@D5Kitchen seems to echo @GregCasar; wants to be able to get out of tech if policy changes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:18 PM
@GregCasar takes us deeper into redacting. his sum: don’t have strong comparison from vendors on redaction/release video #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:22 PM
@Oraatx1 who did we test? staff: just one vendor #ATxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:23 PM
@Oraatx1 all for body cams, but she still has concerns about addt’l $5m for cell phones, redaction #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:24 PM
@Oraatx1 wants to know if one works better (faster?) than another #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:25 PM
@d3forpio frustrated on delays. think he wasn’t serious when he said “maybe we shouldn’t get into the camera business”? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:28 PM
@PoolforAustin w.draws motion to ppd. moves to approve #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:30 PM
@DonZimmermanATX tries to move for Utility contract. gets no second #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:30 PM
we’ll do 57 first #atxcouncil #atxgov that’s the cameras June 23, 2016 06:30 PM
@PoolforAustin w.drew ppd after statement from @ArtAcevedo arguing that there will always be issues w redaction #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:32 PM
@ArtAcevedo argued that a larger concern was about auditing vids. working on that w Stanford Prof #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:32 PM
@ArtAcevedo suggests that Taser rep can address redaction issue. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:33 PM
Taser rep: automate much as possible. vids go directly to DA, no DVDs; removes human from equation as much as possible #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:34 PM
with that, @DonZimmermanATX will bring Utility back up to chat about redaction issue #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:35 PM
@D5Kitchen back to question about options if policy laps tech #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:36 PM
policy here is re: video. staff: i can’t predict your policy changes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:36 PM
@D5Kitchen but aren’t there certain functions that need to be met as part of contract, right? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:37 PM
legal staff: typically we include 30-day termination but this contract hasn’t been finished yet #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:37 PM
@GregCasar wonders if #atxcouncil could anticipate video release language as part of contract language #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:39 PM
@DonZimmermanATX pulls out @washingtonpost story that suggests costs associated w Taser in DC. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:42 PM
@ArtAcevedo said MPD wasn’t going to “release just about anything” and that drove costs up #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:42 PM
(@DonZimmermanATX also called DC Mayor Murial Bowser “Michael”; this may only be a thing that peeves this DC native) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:43 PM
MKanin "(@DonZimmermanATX also called DC Mayor Murial Bowser “Michael”; this may only be a thing that peeves this DC native) #atxcouncil #atxgov"
full disclosure: i may have misspelled Muriel June 23, 2016 06:43 PM
Davis with Utility back up. he says that MPD had to go out and do another bid to supplement Taser tech #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:44 PM
Davis (cont): LAPD said they’d need 140 “bodies” to review video #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:45 PM
Davis continues list. calls this “a serious problem” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:45 PM
Davis again pushing for a re-score here. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:46 PM
@DonZimmermanATX arguing that tech stuff needs to be reviewed #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:46 PM
still, 57 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:47 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX June 23, 2016 06:47 PM
abstain: @oraa June 23, 2016 06:47 PM
we move along to 58, the iPhones for the cameras #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:47 PM
@Oraatx1 will vote against. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:48 PM
@GregCasar says a ride-along cured concerns here. echoes @MayorAdler with idea that phones were already going to happen #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:49 PM
and 58 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:50 PM
nays: @PoolforAustin @DonZimmermanATX @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:51 PM
ndhapple "That’s 7-3-1 for the cell phones."
@ndhapple dja catch what the 1 was? June 23, 2016 06:51 PM
RT @ndhapple: @MKanin troxclair June 23, 2016 06:52 PM
ndhapple "@MKanin troxclair"
@ndhapple thx! June 23, 2016 06:52 PM
Item 92
with that, #atxcouncil moves along to item 92. 92 is the champions tract #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:54 PM
applicant on 92 looking for GO-MU-CO; PC wanted MF-4-CO w conditions #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:55 PM
Carol Lee up. has 12 minutes to address #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:57 PM
Rusthoven also noted that the tract in question has been the subject of legal action #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:58 PM
Lee disputes assertion that tract “is at the intersection of two highways” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 06:59 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 7PM

@DonZimmermanATX returns to Utility concerns over Taser not satisfying requirements, pivots to why he wants to fire CMGR #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 07:00 PM
Lee also argues that proposal doesnt meet Imagine Austin policies #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 07:00 PM
Here’s Lee’s slide on Champions vs Imagine Austin #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/KYXayjdw09 June 23, 2016 07:01 PM
Jerry Rusthoven, city staffer and general late night meeting hero notes he’s been working on this tract for 22 years #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 07:05 PM
Lee also wants #atxcouncil to hang on to current trip limits here #atxgov #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 07:07 PM
Lee sums: site “is not suitable” for mixed use #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 07:08 PM
dev rep Suttle suggests he’ll take MF (not MU) back to client. @SheriGalloD10 then moves approval. first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 07:11 PM
would be 2nd and 3rd on 8.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 07:11 PM
passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 07:12 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders re:moving some stuff to next week. @MayorAdler thinks we can finish tonight. we break for dinner #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 07:13 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 8PM

stirring on dais. #atxcouncil looks set to return #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:10 PM
#atxcouncil is back #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:13 PM
Item 66
we’ll start w item 66. this is the penalty phase for those TNC regs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:13 PM
@D5Kitchen moves to pass TNC penalties. @d3forpio seconds #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:18 PM
MPT @kathietovo offering amend that would remove operating license for any TNC after 3 months of noncompliance #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:20 PM
here’s that MPT @kathietovo amend #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/X8LpfuAvd3 June 23, 2016 08:21 PM
@MayorAdler not in favor of MPT @kathietovo amend. prefers to let market guide to compliance, he says. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:22 PM
@D5Kitchen supports #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:22 PM
amend passes yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:22 PM
nays: @MayorAdler @EllenforAustin June 23, 2016 08:23 PM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:23 PM
66 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcounci #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:23 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:24 PM
@GregCasar off dais June 23, 2016 08:24 PM
#atxcouncil moving along here. @MayorAdler trying to get it all done tonight. #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:26 PM
@MayorAdler suggests he may limit COUNCIL participation to two goes per item tonight #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:26 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to compensation items for four #atxcouncil direct reports #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:27 PM
CMGR: 309, 441.60 Auditor: $155344.40 Clerk: 129958140 Muni Clerk: 126880.80 #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:28 PM
Item 76
Clerk item 76 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:28 PM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 08:29 PM
@DonZimmermanATX says he supports some salary increases, but wants to see broader salary implications #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:30 PM
Item 74
#atxcouncil moves to item 74. 74 is C MGR Ott’s Salary. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:30 PM
@DonZimmermanATX will not offer amendment that would drop the Mgr to a living wage until “performance measures improve” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:31 PM
@DGarzaforD2 will abstain, awaiting decision from Mgr whether to accept a position to run International City/County Management Association June 23, 2016 08:32 PM
off the dais @GregCasar June 23, 2016 08:35 PM
@SheriGalloD10 hints at idea of moving CMgr position to a bonus system #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:35 PM
much positioning about bringing CMgr position to market #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:36 PM
@Oraatx1 citing Forbes story, says #atxgov is well run #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:37 PM
@EllenforAustin says Mgr has “most difficult job in the city”; notes 11 CM bosses. still abstains on lack of metrics #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:40 PM
@MayorAdler will also support CMgr raise. says #atxgov is envied. turns to metrics, those are coming #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:40 PM
74 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:41 PM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:41 PM
abstain: @DGarzaforD2 @SheriGalloD10 @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:42 PM
Item 75
item 75, auditor raise passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:42 PM
Item 76
item 76, muni court clerk passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:43 PM
abstain @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:43 PM
Item 82
that’s done. and #atxcouncil moves along to item 82. 82 mandates demo permit hearings for all #atxgov buildings that are 50+ years old June 23, 2016 08:44 PM
@DonZimmermanATX turns to property rights “people fought and died for.” strongly opposed #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:46 PM
to be clear: this wouldn’t just be CoA buildings, could be churches, schools, hospitals, rec centers, etc #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:48 PM
@SheriGalloD10 amend to 82 #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/vo6mNVRXxt June 23, 2016 08:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks #atxcouncil to keep language as is ahead of code amendment process (nonspecific) #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:50 PM
RT @brwittstruck: @MKanin @SheriGalloD10 This went before my Contact Team this spring in a much more broad form. I support the focus & revi… June 23, 2016 08:53 PM
MPT @kathietovo: res would take HLC hearing out of administrative decision process (would make auto) for next few months #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:55 PM
MPT @kathietovo res would also start process for permanent automatic referral #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:56 PM
@SheriGalloD10 amend fails yeas: @DonZimmermanATX @SheriGalloD10 @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:57 PM
nays: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:57 PM
82 then passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:58 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 08:58 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 9PM

#atxcouncil moves along to a special called meeting of itself to increase the local homestead exemption #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:00 PM
Item 1
this is SCM item 1. David King and @ABoR_REALTORS support item. ABOR adds watch words about impact on budget process #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:01 PM
@EllenforAustin moves to increase homestead exemption to full 20% for next year. would be 14% increase #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:03 PM
@DGarzaforD2 asks city budget staff for dollar impact of full 20% exemption. answer: loss of $25+m in revenue #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:05 PM
@DGarzaforD2 notes that at $23m negative (would be after $2m surplus) we’d be looking at layoffs at #atxgov #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 09:06 PM
@DGarzaforD2 homestead exemption regressive. hurts most needy in #atxgov. won’t support increase would rather go back to 0 exemp #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 09:07 PM
@kathietovo echoes @DGarzaforD2; notes weirdness of special called meeting w.in regular meeting #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:08 PM
@MayorAdler explains special called meeting: says many public discussions. would be better to wait for budget, but can’t #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:09 PM
@MayorAdler: property taxes are regressive. supports homestead exemp in that light #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:10 PM
still, @MayorAdler isn’t ready to move to full 20%, might not even be able to match 6% (again) from last year #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:11 PM
@MayorAdler asks CMgr Ott for his thoughts. for starters: earlier in year convo re: exemption would “be challenging” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:13 PM
City Manager Ott also doesn’t think we can do full 20% exemption this year #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:14 PM
@PoolforAustin says she’s “lined up with the comments” made by @MayorAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:14 PM
@EllenforAustin will try 14, 4, then 2 percent increase in h-stead exemption #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:15 PM
full 20% homestead fails. yeas: @SheriGalloD10 @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:15 PM
nays: 8 #atxgov #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 09:16 PM
@SheriGalloD10 moves for 4% increase to get to 10% #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:16 PM
impact on budget at 10% is $7.7m; avg homeowner saves $45.90 annually on avg tax bill #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:18 PM
MPT @kathietovo again does the math: 10% would result in budget cuts in areas w committed dollars. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:19 PM
staff: cost drivers from programs already approved include 42-hour EMS work week, labor contracts; HHS increase at $8.3m #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:20 PM
@d3forpio won’t support 4% increase. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:21 PM
10% exemption fails. yeas: @EllenforAustin @SheriGalloD10 @DonZimmermanATX June 23, 2016 09:22 PM
yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:22 PM
abstains: @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:22 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to 2% exemption increase (to total of %8). $3.8m in revenue cut; $9.18 annual savings for the avg homeowner #Atxgov June 23, 2016 09:23 PM
@D5Kitchen seconded @EllenforAustin motion here. hears from constituents that this matters #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:24 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that $3.8m revenue loss = isn’t worth overall cost of exemption #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:25 PM
@GregCasar also won’t support #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:25 PM
@GregCasar cites tax swap (w AISD) as a “better way” of achieving savings; adds majority renter status of #atxgov #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 09:26 PM
2% increase passes. yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:26 PM
nays: @GregCasar @Oraatx1 @DGarzaforD2 @GregCasar @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:27 PM
meantime, @MayorAdler notes that #atxcouncil was unable to pass homestead exemption item on all three readings (only 6 votes) #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:30 PM
trying to figure out a way to not have to have #atxcouncil back next week for 2 special called meetings to pass on 2nd and 3rd #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:30 PM
Item 90
and #atxcouncil moves along to item 90. 90 is the charter school item #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:31 PM
more on 90 (via @catemalek) here: https://t.co/0JBqXOCiq9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:33 PM
@juliogatx missed @d3forpio there. June 23, 2016 09:34 PM
lubomudrov "@MKanin Did you catch all the yeas, I got Adler, Kitchen, Gallo, Troxclair, Zimmerman. Was Houston #6?"
@lubomudrov pool was also a yea June 23, 2016 09:35 PM
Here is @EllenforAustin amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/6D1axWH1HO June 23, 2016 09:35 PM
@PoolforAustin worries that @EllenforAustin amend doesnt level playing field, gives advantage to public charter schools #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:36 PM
@MayorAdler will also vote no here. still has some questions here. doesnt feel there is enough time to resolve #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:38 PM
@DonZimmermanATX supports amend #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:38 PM
@EllenforAustin would also allow same benefits for AISD (re: @PoolforAustin playing field concerns) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:40 PM
MPT @kathietovo will also not support @EllenforAustin amend #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:41 PM
nor will @GregCasar. seems, as @DonZimmermanATX said, this one will lose badly #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:42 PM
amend fails. yeas: @SheriGalloD10 @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:43 PM
off dais: @DGarzaforD2 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:43 PM
then 90 passes. missed the count #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:45 PM
#atxcouncil now moves along to CenterPoint Energy customer rate increases #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:45 PM
seems #atxcouncil will try to get through three quick public hearings and then head along to #atxbondage discussion #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:46 PM
ndhapple "@MKanin 7-1-2-1"
@ndhapple thx! June 23, 2016 09:47 PM
this was the vote on 90 #atxcouncil #atxgov:
https://t.co/re2zVoOv8M
June 23, 2016 09:47 PM
could be wrong, but i think these gas rate increases are pretty much formalities #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:48 PM
RT @ndhapple: @MKanin
– Troxclair – No
– Gallo, Zimmerman abstained
– Garza was off the dais.
June 23, 2016 09:48 PM
98 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:52 PM
abstain @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil June 23, 2016 09:52 PM
Item 100
#atxcouncil moves along to item 100. 100 adds 2 parcels to dwntn PID #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:53 PM
100 passes. yeas: 10 #ATxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:53 PM
abs: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:54 PM
Item 83
we move along to item 83. this is the start of the transpo bond package #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 09:54 PM
@MayorAdler into his windup. moves approval suggests that proposal finds intersections of #atxgov needs #atxcouncil #atxbondage June 23, 2016 09:55 PM
@MayorAdler: hasn’t seen any version of a $500m plan that meets community support, needs (nod to @D5Kitchen there) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 09:57 PM
@MayorAdler returns to idea that he’s looking for consensus here. just how much remains to be seen #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 09:58 PM
#atxcouncil will take citcom on bond package first #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 09:58 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 10PM

oops! @D5Kitchen makes a quick statement. holds concerns that $720m doesnt impact full city #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:00 PM
note: seems there many paper copies of things flying around. @PoolforAustin points out that it’s also all on msg board #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:01 PM
AKMcGlinchy "@MKanin oh thank god. (watching from home)"
@AKMcGlinchy we’ll see how long this goes… June 23, 2016 10:03 PM
ndhapple "@AKMcGlinchy @MKanin from the statesman enwsroom here"
@ndhapple @AKMcGlinchy live and in person. I’ll wave to you all June 23, 2016 10:03 PM
David King up first, urging #atxcouncil to not depress I35 (there is a 🙁 joke in there somewhere) #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:05 PM
@ABoR_REALTORS rep up. argues that plan fits imagine austin, argues can’t ignore growth happening now #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:06 PM
JonBrewerATX "@MKanin Dammit, forgot to append #atxbondage."
@JonBrewerATX next time! June 23, 2016 10:08 PM
@AFA975 reps up now. 1st concerned over more #atxbondage when AFD needs, including bathrooms have not been addressed #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:13 PM
@AFA975 head Bob Nicks. argues it’s hard to recruit and maintain female recruits w bathrooms lacking #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:14 PM
Nicks into emergency signal preemption, or lack thereof #atxcouncil #atxgov. wants that $ to go into #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:15 PM
@RECA_Austin head @wardtisdale up. calls on #atxcouncil to “go big” calls plan “great” #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:16 PM
next speaker, Adam Kahn (sp?) wants “credible plan for execution of this bond package”; skeptical #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:18 PM
_spell "@MKanin ‘Kahn’ could be Khan, Kan, Kuhn or Hahn."
@_spell thanks spell bot June 23, 2016 10:20 PM
next speaker, with Sierra Club’s env justice team. here on own behalf. has concerns re:package. would rather pub transit #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:21 PM
also urges spending on sidewalks, ped needs #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:22 PM
next speaker, Lorena Solis, calls for any plan to consider districts in south austin, sidewalks #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:26 PM
West Austin/Four Points coalition rep up. “encouraged” by “magnitude of improvement” possible w $720m #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 10:28 PM
c_bomb07 "@MKanin woohhooo!! Where will those sidewalks end?!"
@c_bomb07 pun!! June 23, 2016 10:29 PM
West Austin/Four Points says #atxcouncil “must support” regional mobility efforts #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:31 PM
Ted Siff up. reminds us of extensive involvement in #atxgov bond history. applauds #atxcouncil for taking up transpo #atxbondage this year June 23, 2016 10:39 PM
Siff calls for aggressive pursuit of new corridor planning, increase volume of CIP/Public Work projects #atxgov does #Atxcouncil #Atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:41 PM
Siff, to @GregCasar: that all links up w @KirkPWatson 35 push, “more active transpo funding” than ever #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:43 PM
@D5Kitchen sees “not much happening” for South Austin in $720m plan #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:45 PM
Siff, in response to @D5Kitchen looks to certain-sounding ’18 election, notes choice to fund more capacity #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:46 PM
@GregCasar wants to know why corridor focus is on these corridors (and maybe leaves out some in S #atxgov) #atxcouncil #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:47 PM
staff goes into history here. says corridors here were at top at end of public process some years back #ATxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:48 PM
@GregCasar turns, for a minute, to question whether #atxcouncil, #atxgov should revisit that process #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:49 PM
then, @GregCasar, heads back to why S. Austin is short; staff repeats corridors part of public process #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:50 PM
@DGarzaforD2 regrets North-South framing. notes that “needs have changed” since 2009 #atxcouncil #Atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:51 PM
eraycollins "Four nays or five on the mayor’s plans, @MKanin, or am I reading the tea leaves totally wrong?"
@eraycollins totally guessing here, but i think four no’s right now June 23, 2016 10:51 PM
@D5Kitchen current set-up says to south austin, “you’ve got to wait” #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:54 PM
@GregCasar, in response to Siff notes his struggle to support more lanes. asks why its important #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:55 PM
@D5Kitchen: south austin needs shouldn’t have to wait in line #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:55 PM
@MayorAdler believes that #atxgov residents want #atxcouncil to go now #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:57 PM
@DonZimmermanATX would rather “respect colleagues,” take a year, look at needs in south, southeast #atxgov #atxcouncil #atxbondage June 23, 2016 10:58 PM
MayorAdler "Pretty sure there’s no consensus around that hashtag. https://t.co/M33yZaZ55f"
@MayorAdler i called for better suggestions! June 23, 2016 10:59 PM

Thursday, June 23, 2016 11PM

@Oraatx1 looking for more projects in her district, even w 969 in #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:01 PM
@MayorAdler, response to @Oraatx1 points to language in resolution that was an attempt to appease concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:01 PM
@MayorAdler argues that if we stray to far from what’s here, we’re signaling we’re not ready to go #atxcouncil #Atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:05 PM
Hill Abel up. calling for alternatives to autos. wants “$130m in active transpo” #atxcouncil #Atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:05 PM
D6 resident up, supports big package #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:06 PM
Tom Terkel up. “idea here is not to fix everything that’s wrong with austin, it’s to fix some of it” #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:10 PM
Aloha_Analytics "@MKanin Cahnman https://t.co/IY9vZdvnqG"
@Aloha_Analytics thanks June 23, 2016 11:11 PM
@AustinHabitat’s Greg Anderson up. backs go big, says “make a big difference” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:13 PM
#atxcouncil gets the floor back. @D5Kitchen will start by offering amendments #Atxcouncil #Atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:14 PM
long preamble here. @D5Kitchen arguing not trying to take funding away from anything, spread things out #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:16 PM
seems @D5Kitchen is trying to redefine corridors a bit; would “address corridors throughout the city” #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:18 PM
@D5Kitchen amend here. says she’s just trying to get more for south austin #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/83FDbwrcEo June 23, 2016 11:22 PM
JonBrewerATX "@MKanin @D5Kitchen Hey, I didn’t get a packet! #atxbondage"
@JonBrewerATX ill take pics for ya June 23, 2016 11:23 PM
@MayorAdler worries @D5Kitchen heads #atxgov to “a new round of planning” adds “we’ve already done so much planning” #atxcouncil #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:26 PM
@D5Kitchen argues that her amend doesnt keep #atxgov from going forward on other things #atxcouncil #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:28 PM
thehansel "What’s the safe word? #atxbondage"
RT @thehansel: RT @EvilMopacATX: Forget #Brexit…#ATXBondage is trending right now. #yay! #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:30 PM
@MayorAdler still looking for the consensus. trying to work w @D5Kitchen here #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:34 PM
@MayorAdler trying to get staff, #atxcouncil on same page. @D5Kitchen trying to explain again #Atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:36 PM
eraycollins "My feet will be bonded to the hot ashphalt in summer due to lack of sidewalks. @MKanin @thehansel @EvilMopacATX"
@eraycollins @thehansel @EvilMopacATX gonna be a hot summer #ashphalt June 23, 2016 11:36 PM
@D5Kitchen seems to be trying for a project re-approval process? #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage at least a, she calls it, “touch point” June 23, 2016 11:37 PM
RT @bwear: Adler, Kitchen def down in the weeds at this point. But Kitchen fixed on S.Austin getting foothold in huge plan, & he wants her… June 23, 2016 11:38 PM
@D5Kitchen back to macro. doesnt want to “perpetuate historical imbalance” in s austin #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:40 PM
eraycollins "Not I, #atxbondage was the winner of a contest in which I competed and lost. @automatics1im Who was the winner, @mkanin?"
@eraycollins @automatics1im it was a combo, but i think @KalindaMH June 23, 2016 11:41 PM
@MayorAdler points to need for “measure of certainty for voters”; need to know what they are voting on #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:42 PM
@MayorAdler tries to push maybe 6 year construction time, that doesn’t fly. 8 it is (at best). #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:44 PM
@DGarzaforD2 weighs in. is okay w 2 and 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 23, 2016 11:47 PM
@MayorAdler wants to work on @D5Kitchen proposal, vet it. seems inclined to step off dais and do that #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:48 PM
MPT @kathietovo puts the breaks on. notes multiple things are flying around; unsure how much #atxcouncil can do tonight #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo can we really figure out the differences in all that’s being thrown around #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo turns back to @D5Kitchen $500m bond, do you still want to look at that. answer: yes #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:51 PM
@MayorAdler wonders if #atxcouncil should put size of package to vote #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:52 PM
@MayorAdler tells us why he feels we need to do this tonight. that campaign needs to begin next week. #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:54 PM
but #atxcouncil is going to take a 10 minute break first. we’ll be back at 12:05a #atxgov #atxbondage June 23, 2016 11:55 PM

Friday, June 24, 2016 12AM

@DonZimmermanATX takes a minute to congratulate “our cousins across the pond” on #Brexit #atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 12:09 AM
#atxcouncil is now back #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:15 AM
@DGarzaforD2 moves for $500m mobility #atxbondage package #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 12:16 AM
@DGarzaforD2 we need to address bonding capacity, but question is how much bond capacity do we use here #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:17 AM
@DGarzaforD2 adds: $720m version isn’t total corridor plan. only segments. all would be $1b #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:17 AM
@DGarzaforD2 : $5/month (cost of bond) for people in my district is a lot of money #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:18 AM
and then @DGarzaforD2 lands where MPT @kathietovo is. not ready for decision tonight #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:19 AM
@DGarzaforD2: $720m being portrayed as universal solve. “it doesn’t” #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:20 AM
MPT @kathietovo underscores. more comfortable at $500m, worried about capacity #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:21 AM
@MayorAdler “if we do this right…we can change the trajectory of this city” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 12:22 AM
so. message here: $500m preserves capacity, future potential; $720m is go big that #atxgov needs #atxcouncil #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:24 AM
@DonZimmermanATX will support both $500m $750m “give voters more choice” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 12:24 AM
@Oraatx1 people in D1 just now hearing about this. comfortable between $300-$500m #atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 12:25 AM
RT @emblizario: @MKanin I’ve never seen a forced choice bond election and not sure is possible. Different than prop or charter I think but… June 24, 2016 12:27 AM
$500m bond only fails. yeas: @Oraatx1 @DGarzaforD2 @kathietovo @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:28 AM
nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:28 AM
now we move along to two bond questions: $500m and $750m #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:29 AM
@MayorAdler believes that split package is the wrong thing to do. not sure campaign works. diffn’t than 10-1 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:30 AM
breathesgelatin "@lubomudrov is that even possible?? so weird"
@breathesgelatin @lubomudrov i think that is right June 24, 2016 12:31 AM
@Oraatx1 agrees that this will confuse folks. still wants to give people a choice. #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:32 AM
@DonZimmermanATX reminds folks that ballot language had to come back for approval #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:33 AM
for her part @D5Kitchen says only $720m “serious risk”; believes voters will vote it down as too expensive #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:34 AM
@DGarzaforD2 says electorate is sophisticated. cites 10-1. isn’t worried about both on ballot #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:35 AM
@MayorAdler looks at timeline: 130 days left to campaign. “this campaign needs to start now” #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:37 AM
@GregCasar: we need to be able to push 100s of ms on rail, other projects folks need to be ready for that #Atxcouncil #atxgov #Atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:39 AM
$720 and $500m together also fail to pass #atxcouncil. #atxgov #atxbondage. vote on $720m only on ballot coming June 24, 2016 12:40 AM
first, @SheriGalloD10 has an amendment. #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:40 AM
lubomudrov "@MKanin did you get the votes on that last one?"
@lubomudrov no sorry! June 24, 2016 12:41 AM
Here is @SheriGalloD10 amend #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage https://t.co/wJWzQw8xT8 June 24, 2016 12:42 AM
RT @cubbie9000: The vote to put both both $500m and $720m proposals on the ballot dies. Garza, Kitchen, Tovo, and Zim were the ayes. Housto… June 24, 2016 12:42 AM
cc: @lubomudrov https://t.co/TV3uyQcwtO June 24, 2016 12:43 AM
@MayorAdler seems inclined to work lang to sidewalk $$s to prioritize safe route to school, then need #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:47 AM
MKanin "@MayorAdler seems inclined to work lang to sidewalk $$s to prioritize safe route to school, then need #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage"
nope. @MayorAdler critical of splitting funds up over districts #atxcouncil #atxgov #bondage June 24, 2016 12:48 AM
Here’s a better photo of @SheriGalloD10 amend #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:48 AM
@SheriGalloD10 sums: each district gets 1/10th of 1/2 of sidewalk dollars in her plan. rest would be needs #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:49 AM
@GregCasar: @SheriGalloD10 divide 1/2 sidewalk master plan, 1/2 safe routes to school, based on most unsafe #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:52 AM
lubomudrov "@MKanin @SheriGalloD10 I don’t see the image."
@lubomudrov https://t.co/0b0MT5V0QT June 24, 2016 12:52 AM
@SheriGalloD10 wonders how staff figures out most need. @GregCasar suggests they’d all work w community #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:53 AM
meanwhile, two @austinmonitor 6.24 stories are up. others are coming. June 24, 2016 12:54 AM
@EllenforAustin seems inclined to support @SheriGalloD10. wants outlying Ds have something bring to voters #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 12:57 AM

Friday, June 24, 2016 1AM

@kathietovo won’t support @SheriGalloD10. worries about precedent of dividing up districts #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:00 AM
@D5Kitchen supports @SheriGalloD10. argues that “system” doesn’t treat all parts of #atxgov the same #atxcouncil #atxbondage #theme June 24, 2016 01:01 AM
@SheriGalloD10 amend passes. yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 01:03 AM
nays: 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:04 AM
@GregCasar trying to put his suggestion of 1/2 sidewalks, 1/2 safe routes to schools in. ruled out of order #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:05 AM
@D5Kitchen goes back to her motion no 2. this is the corridor improvement program #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:06 AM
@MayorAdler moves to amend @D5Kitchen 2 w part of @D5Kitchen 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:07 AM
wait. i think we’re a bit confused here #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:08 AM
ah. @MayorAdler amending @D5Kitchen 2 w @D5Kitchen 4 but strikes reserved $60m for Slaughter #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:09 AM
AJ_Bingham "@MKanin, do you have copies of all these sheets? Two many options flying to track from screen."
@AJ_Bingham yup. Here is 4 https://t.co/n0uarjNNEH June 24, 2016 01:10 AM
@D5Kitchen notes that @MayorAdler removes 1/2 dollars in her motion. goes from $120m to $60m #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:12 AM
@D5Kitchen also says she’s willing to drop specific $$s #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:12 AM
@MayorAdler:real concern is process. wants folks to get going on projects. doesnt think @D5Kitchen does that #Atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:13 AM
@SheriGalloD10 into bargaining. looking to get half of Slaughter design back in #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:20 AM
lubomudrov "@MKanin @cubbie9000 okay, what the heck is Kitchen Motion Sheet #2?"
@lubomudrov @cubbie9000 i think this https://t.co/xZkMH3GwuX June 24, 2016 01:24 AM
lubomudrov "@MKanin @cubbie9000 okay, what the heck is Kitchen Motion Sheet #2?"
@lubomudrov oh! And this: https://t.co/F4JdtGfbuZ June 24, 2016 01:25 AM
im afraid i’ve lost the thread here…#atxcouncil #atxgov but there is some vote coming #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:29 AM
@MayorAdler amend passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:30 AM
nays: @EllenforAustin @D5Kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 01:31 AM
abstain: @DGarzaforD2 @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:31 AM
that amend is accepted into main motion on same vote #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:32 AM
we may be nearing a final vote here on initial stab at #atxbondage #atxgov #atxcouncil June 24, 2016 01:32 AM
dzehr "Tried to get thru #atxbondage w/ @bwear @ndhapple & @MKanin. Even w/ #Brexit entertainment value, throwing in the towel. Good luck gents."
@dzehr @bwear @ndhapple thanks for hanging out!! June 24, 2016 01:33 AM
@DGarzaforD2 is “so disappointed in this process” cites making decision on $720m at 1:30a #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:33 AM
@DGarzaforD2 looking forward to bond lang, worries D2 won’t support, suggests process less than transparent #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:34 AM
@D5Kitchen echoes @DGarzaforD2 that’s two no’s #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:35 AM
Ratherocity "@MKanin still confused on what amendment?"
@Ratherocity i think that was @MayorAdler amend, but as to what it was…? June 24, 2016 01:36 AM
83, $720m bond #atxbondage package passes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 01:37 AM
yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:37 AM
nays: @D5Kitchen @Oraatx1 @DGarzaforD2 #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:38 AM
#atxcouncil has handful more items but yrs truly is tapped out. thanks for following along! #atxgov (@dzehr you almost made it!!) #atxgov June 24, 2016 01:39 AM
Ratherocity "@MKanin what is more surprising Brexit vote or this one!?"
@Ratherocity brexit, i think. this one was way more confusing, and maybe even a bit more tortured. June 24, 2016 01:40 AM
quick reminder on the now-$720m #atxbondage pre-package. Bond language still needs to come back to #atxcouncil #atxgov June 24, 2016 01:42 AM
but, if @MayorAdler was telegraphing any sort of plan, seems campaign will begin very very soon #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxbondage June 24, 2016 01:43 AM

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