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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 6.4.15

Monday, June 8, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Tick Tock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from Council day. Simply click on the item number to scroll to the corresponding. Votes are color-coded: Green for yeas, red for nays, et cetera. It’s embedded below.

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 601
Aloha_Analytics 5
LillyRockwell 5
DanKeshet 5
PointAustin 4
annhudtx 3
mattlargey 3
eraycollins 2
slmcdonald77 2
tylercwhitson 2
JennCurington 1
katekniejski 1
GregorioCasar 1
juliogatx 1
ameseh 1
BradySanJacinto 1
Carolzilla1 1
juliamontgomery 1

Thursday, June 04, 2015 10AM

checking in about #atxcouncil, where @austinmonitor expecting action on homestead exemptions, flood buyouts and more #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:05 AM
checking in about #atxcouncil, where @austinmonitor expecting action on homestead exemptions, flood buyouts and more #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:05 AM
should note: an unfortunate incident w a sleepy foot and a clumsy Kanin will have me tweeting from home today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:05 AM
RT @JennCurington: #ATXcouncil will discuss homestead exemption changes at 6:30 p.m. today. Sounds like CM @DGarzaforD2 will make it for th June 04, 2015 10:09 AM
JennCurington "@MKanin feel better soon!"
thanks @JennCurington! June 04, 2015 10:09 AM
DanKeshet "@LillyRockwell @MKanin You know that means you have to wear the bowtie today, Lilly."
@DanKeshet @LillyRockwell necktie, but yes. June 04, 2015 10:10 AM
all access @austinmonitor subscribers can see our TipSheet for today’s #atxcouncil action here: http://t.co/DDpqKCb7xj #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:11 AM
RT @JennCurington: Taxi cab agreement talks will happen at 4 p.m. #ATXcouncil June 04, 2015 10:12 AM
latest @austinmonitor coverage of Homestead Exemption proposals is here: http://t.co/ckVXKsharJ #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:13 AM
latest @austinmonitor coverage of Williamson Creek buyouts is here: http://t.co/c6DzmtV4c5 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:14 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: They will set a 1 p.m. time certain for the 2015 Austin Community Climate Plan. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 10:14 AM
.@LillyRockwell sounds like we’re in for a long one… #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:15 AM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin Most definitely. The PIOs are working this meeting in shifts – not a good sign!"
@LillyRockwell yikes! June 04, 2015 10:16 AM
with a long day ahead, #atxcouncil still not convened. should be soon. #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:19 AM
annhudtx "@MKanin who picks the playlist? kind of cool :)"
Sorry, @annhudtx which playlist? June 04, 2015 10:23 AM
annhudtx "@MKanin who picks the playlist? kind of cool :)"
Sorry, @annhudtx which playlist? June 04, 2015 10:23 AM
annhudtx "@MKanin what they are playing on the city council live feed/channel"
@annhudtx, ah. not sure about that. maybe @bbencivengo knows? June 04, 2015 10:26 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Waiting on City Council to begin; a bit of a slow start this morning; all on hand but @SheriGalloD10 & @DGarza June 04, 2015 10:28 AM
Aloha_Analytics "Been some last minute maneuvering on the #ATXCouncil over the Homestead Exemption issue, seeing new yellow motions pages shuffling around."
.@Aloha_Analytics could be other stuff too, no? June 04, 2015 10:31 AM
eraycollins "@MKanin @austinmonitor It is going to be very difficult for CMs to vote against this proposal given the 2014 election public feedback."
.@eraycollins …and campaign promises, too… June 04, 2015 10:31 AM
eraycollins "@MKanin @austinmonitor I do hope CMs will vote for some better version of a proposal which I can also support.."
what do you think of the @gregoriocasar proposal, @eraycollins? June 04, 2015 10:32 AM
RT @JennCurington: It’s 31 min past the set start time of #ATXcouncil and it doesn’t look like this meeting is going to begin any time soon June 04, 2015 10:32 AM
RT @Aloha_Analytics: @MKanin could but not, watch for maybe a full 20% to pass with some new conditions. June 04, 2015 10:32 AM
Aloha_Analytics "@MKanin could but not, watch for maybe a full 20% to pass with some new conditions."
oh yeah, @Aloha_Analytics? June 04, 2015 10:33 AM
juliamontgomery "@MKanin @austinmonitor I would love to get the tip sheets auto-emailed or included via link in the 5am daily email! Possible? :)"
Lemme see! Thanks @juliamontgomery! June 04, 2015 10:40 AM
on this 1pm time certain, this seems to diminish lunch prospects? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:41 AM
we’re into the pre-business stuff, item pulling, nominations, etc. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:45 AM
2, 3, 10, 11, 19, 20 ,21, 23, 29, 30 ,31, 32, 35, 37, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50 all pulled off #atxcouncil agenda #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:46 AM
Item 3
CX: item 3 is PPD. #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 10:46 AM
RT @JoClifton78704: @MayorSteveAdler wants committee nominations 8 days before Council meeting so others can check them out & object. #ATXC June 04, 2015 10:47 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: @MKanin And 16! June 04, 2015 10:47 AM
david king taking a minute to again plug Mary Ingle, Eleanor McKinney, others to codeNEXT advisory group #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:48 AM
PointAustin "@MKanin is a pulled item encyclopedia #atxcouncil https://t.co/PPhyqbtxxM"
.@PointAustin it was a lifelong asperation June 04, 2015 10:48 AM
PointAustin "@MKanin is a pulled item encyclopedia #atxcouncil https://t.co/PPhyqbtxxM"
@PointAustin …and much more likely than a spelling dictionary June 04, 2015 10:49 AM
RT @annhudtx: @MKanin the dropped 42 and added 16 June 04, 2015 10:49 AM
RT @annhudtx: @MKanin the dropped 42 and added 16 June 04, 2015 10:49 AM
looks like a full dais, sans @DGarzaforD2, who will return from maternity leave to participate in late homestead discussion #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 10:52 AM
#atxcouncil leaves firefighters contract on consent, so it will pass without much drama #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:52 AM
.@MayorSteveAdler taking a minute to send kind words to all parties involved in #atxgov firefighter deal #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 10:53 AM
hmmm…might order a pizza for lunch. #atxcouncil #atxgov #thoughtsduringconsentmotions June 04, 2015 10:55 AM
oh, and here is the @austinmonitor on the FF deal: http://t.co/8eXYjrLNc6 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:55 AM
#atxcouncil passes consent yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:56 AM
off the dais: 1 (@DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:56 AM
yikes. #atxcouncil approved consent agenda out motion. retaking now. #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:57 AM
#atxcouncil heads to the day’s main selection of business #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:57 AM
Item 2
#atxcouncil starts w item 2 #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:58 AM
2 authorizes #atxgov incentives for foundation communities project on Slaughter lane. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 10:59 AM
FC’s Sunshine Mathon up to argue for solar. says it would be “first of its kind in #atxgov” #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 10:59 AM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 11AM

Mathon: deal allows FC to provide solar power directly to residents #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:00 AM
CM Zim wonders whether FC property is on tax rolls #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:00 AM
CM Zim also wonders about total amount of incentives awarded to FC #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity no direct $$ answer June 04, 2015 11:00 AM
MKanin "CM Zim also wonders about total amount of incentives awarded to FC #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity no direct $$ answer"
‘incentives’ should have been ‘subsidies’ June 04, 2015 11:01 AM
MPT @kathietovo moves approval #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:01 AM
CM Zim will vote against this and all like deals, citing notion that “solar pays for itself” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:02 AM
RT @Aloha_Analytics: #ATXCouncil HS Exemption easily paid for, from expected @EllenTroxclair motion for FULL 20%:
http://t.co/1RGkQUTG0R h
June 04, 2015 11:04 AM
RT @Aloha_Analytics: #ATXCouncil HS Exemption easily paid for, from expected @EllenTroxclair motion for FULL 20%:
http://t.co/1RGkQUTG0R h
June 04, 2015 11:04 AM
FC solar passes: yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:04 AM
nays: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:05 AM
off the dais: 1 (@DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:05 AM
Item 16
#atxcouncil next moves quickly to item 16, passes w.out discussion yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:05 AM
abstain:1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:06 AM
Item 21
#atxcouncil moves along to item 21 #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:06 AM
21 is the Williamson Creek flood zone buyout #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:07 AM
StuartHarryHersh up. quotes Dante on gates of hell, moves along to requests for amendments #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:08 AM
Hersh looking for renter protections, inclusion of a ‘one-time’ offer provision #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:09 AM
Hersh: “four years after the flood, people should not still be waiting for their first offer” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:10 AM
David King is next on Williamson Creek buyouts. supports #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:10 AM
King adds that #atxgov shouldn’t grant any more variances in any flood plains moving forward #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:10 AM
King also calls for longterm strategy on flood zone properties, pitches ‘flood impact fee’ #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:11 AM
again, from today’s @austinmonitor on the Williamson Creek buyouts: http://t.co/c6DzmtV4c5 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:12 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil DKing suggests flood impact fee for such development; creation of flood response fund; targeted to low- and mi June 04, 2015 11:13 AM
Onion Creek flood victim Marila Shepherd up. thanks #atxcouncil for Onion Creek buyouts, wants the same for Williamson #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:13 AM
Shepherd also requests that #atxcouncil remove relocation language #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:14 AM
.@D5Kitchen will ask staff to explain language shepherd is referring to #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:15 AM
s. austin resident up now, thanking #atxcouncil for Williamson Creek buyout, urges approval #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:16 AM
s. austin resident up now, thanking #atxcouncil for Williamson Creek buyout, urges approval #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:16 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil WCreek resident supports buyout, should match Onion Creek; another resident reports fplain is new; now repeate June 04, 2015 11:17 AM
next speaker: “we’ve been under a cloud…i don’t want to hand this problem off to another family” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:20 AM
speakers end, #atxcouncil set to hear from #atxgov staff June 04, 2015 11:21 AM
staff set to offer amendments they say would follow relocation practices, onion creek options. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:21 AM
so, #atxgov staff offers a spread of relocation options. one would be the same as Onion Creek, the others less robust. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:23 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil City atty for WCreek project at lectern; summarizes current policy choices on relocation; @SheriGalloD10 quest June 04, 2015 11:27 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 looking for #atxgov-wide flooding policy, hints it may be tough to vote for piecemeal #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:27 AM
.@SheriGalloD10: 8 properites (6 in 14, 2 in 15) bought properties in buyout, post-flood #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:28 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 worried more like that could be on the way w.out deeper policy. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:29 AM
.@lizpagano does it sound to you like @SheriGalloD10 is getting mad at staff for not writing #atxcouncil policy? #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:30 AM
.@SheriGalloD10: “doing this without…having a policy in place” is concerning #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:31 AM
RT @lizpagano: @MKanin @SheriGalloD10 Yes, that is what is sounds like to me. Which is worrying. June 04, 2015 11:31 AM
.@D5Kitchen suggests that task force she’s pitching could solve some @SheriGalloD10 concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:32 AM
still sounds like @D5Kitchen will support today’s proposal. residents, she says, “been waiting for a long time” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:33 AM
.@D5Kitchen also expresses concerns over post-flood property buys. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:33 AM
#atxgov staff defending buyout criteria, noting that all flood-prone properties included #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:34 AM
still, #atxgov staff adds that they “don’t have confirmation” that all homes had flooded. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:34 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 reiterates her opposition to buyouts. was surprised to hear that some props were not flooded. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:36 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 doesn’t think #atxgov has full picture, also wants staff to come back with a potential overarching policy #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:36 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 doesn’t think #atxgov has full picture, also wants staff to come back with a potential overarching policy #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:36 AM
attn @lizpagano: RE https://t.co/nRqKBWmtXa June 04, 2015 11:37 AM
#atxgov staff notes that there is a history of flooding in area. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:38 AM
CM Zim into math on total costs of all buyouts, says its $424m+ #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity #aggiemath June 04, 2015 11:39 AM
CM Zim wonders about any potential cost limits on onion creek-like buyouts. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:39 AM
#atxgov staff: we should be able to do it w $17m #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:39 AM
still, CM Zim: so, it’s up to the market. #atxgov staff: yup. #atxcouncil #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:40 AM
CM Zim: into questions of #atxgov liability on buyouts. could city be responsible for future flooding w future dev? #atxcouncil #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:41 AM
.@EllenforAustin also concerned along same lines as @SheriGalloD10, CM Zim #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:41 AM
.@D5Kitchen wonders if #atxcouncil could pass buyout that address most needy homes first #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:42 AM
#atxgov on @D5Kitchen question: yes. also, they have exhausted all options on what is before #atxcouncil (so they are the most critical) June 04, 2015 11:43 AM
basically, says #atxgov staff: we’ve already done that… #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:43 AM
RT @eraycollins: @MKanin @D5Kitchen One of my former coworkers has “been waiting for a long time.” June 04, 2015 11:43 AM
.@PoolforAustin will make a motion for approval. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:44 AM
.@PoolforAustin also wonders whether ’14, ’15 homebuyers knew they were buying in the flood plain. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:45 AM
.@PoolforAustin moves approval of the Onion Creek-like buyout (option 1) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:46 AM
.@MayorSteveAdler also sounds like he’ll back task force #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:48 AM
CM Zim offers amendment to cut out homebuyers in Williamson Creek who bought after the ’13 floods #atxcoucnil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:49 AM
CM Zim gets a second on amendment from @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:49 AM
.@Oraatx1: “i’m not committed to people who moved in” after floods. thinks buyers moved in with “eyes…open” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:50 AM
.@Oraatx1: “i’m not committed to people who moved in” after floods. thinks buyers moved in with “eyes…open” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:50 AM
.@d3forpio also sounds worried about folks who moved in post-13 flood. will support CM Zim amendment. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:51 AM
MPT @kathietovo on CM Zim amendment. “if our intent is to get people out of harms way, we are not going to achieve that” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:53 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks staff for rationale for including post-flood buyers #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:53 AM
#atxgov says previous #atxcouncil intent was to include all buyers. reminds dais that program is optional. will result in checkerboard June 04, 2015 11:54 AM
MPT @kathietovo restates question as #atxgov staff wanders. still, not getting any more clear, i don’t think. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:56 AM
so, MPT @kathietovo does it herself: concerns if all flood-prone properties are not included #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:57 AM
.@PoolforAustin asks #atxgov staff what happens when homes are purchased. answer: they are boarded-up, checked for asbestos #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:58 AM
.@PoolforAustin against CM Zim amendment, too #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:58 AM
.@oraatx1 now appears unready to vote on buyouts at all. wonders about owner-renter ratio, amount of flood-prone props #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:59 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @kathietovo continues colloquy on effect of amdt; @PoolforAustin asks post-buyout–demolished;opposes amdt;@Or June 04, 2015 11:59 AM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 12PM

.@MayorSteveAdler offering further limits to buyouts. wants to limit to properties that actually flooded. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:01 PM
…at least this time. wants to move forward this time, come back for more buyouts later #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:02 PM
.@GregorioCasar against amendments. notes “real risk” to all homes in area (implying to first responders, too) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:03 PM
CM Zim: “We’ve” created “predatory market” n flood zone. suggests investors buying prop to make “big fat rents” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 12:05 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler calls on #atxgov to come back “quickly” to add those left out in amends quickly if need be #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 12:06 PM
#atxcouncil now trying to zero in on costs of buyouts w amendments. #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:07 PM
amendments leave out, says staff, 8-10 homes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:08 PM
LillyRockwell "Looks like (maybe) a tie vote on whether to restrict Williamson Creek buyouts to only ppl who owned at that time and flooded. #atxcouncil"
@LillyRockwell i count for against amendments? i think @d3forpio is for… June 04, 2015 12:09 PM
#atxcouncil now trying to figure out what the definition of a flooded property is. @D5Kitchen wants #atxgov to define June 04, 2015 12:10 PM
#atxcouncil now trying to figure out what the definition of a flooded property is. @D5Kitchen wants #atxgov to define June 04, 2015 12:10 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin @d3forpio Against amendment is Casar, pool, Tovo, Kitchen, Houston. (I think?)"
@LillyRockwell but houston doesn’t want to vote for any of it? i think she sounded pro amendment if it passes? anyway, we’ll see soon enough June 04, 2015 12:11 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders what sort of evidence homeowners could bring to #atxgov to prove flooding #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 12:12 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin Usually at this point they vote for second reading on the whole shebang."
@LillyRockwell TRUTH June 04, 2015 12:13 PM
MPT @kathietovo also looking for review/appeal process on homes left out #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:13 PM
#atxgov staff looking for some clarity on what, exactly, #atxcouncil means by flooded properties. getting some. not much. June 04, 2015 12:14 PM
amendments pass. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:15 PM
nays: 3 (@kathietovo @GregorioCasar @PoolforAustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:15 PM
cx: that was for including the @MayorSteveAdler amendment to the CM Zim amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:16 PM
#atxcouncil now getting set to vote on amendments as packaged #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:16 PM
amendment passes, same vote yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:16 PM
nays: 3 (@kathietovo, @PoolforAustin, @GregorioCasar) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:17 PM
MPT @kathietovo now looking to formalize appeals for homes left out of buyout #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:17 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin Hah, I’m terrible at counting votes."
@LillyRockwell these folks don’t make it easy… June 04, 2015 12:18 PM
CM Zim worries that MPT @kathietovo amendment will extend appeals to all flood homes. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 12:19 PM
#atxgov staff says MPT @kathietovo amendment limits to only those included in original item #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 12:19 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 now asking staff how long it’ll take them to come back with #atxgov-wide policy on flood homes #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 12:20 PM
#atxgov staff reports that there is a framework for policy, but they need #atxcouncil direction on how to fill-in June 04, 2015 12:20 PM
.@D5Kitchen says she is “reluctant” to vote on overall policy until task force weighs in #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:21 PM
.@EllenforAustin wants #atxgov staff to make a very good argument for purchasing flood properties that haven’t flooded #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 12:23 PM
.@EllenforAustin wants #atxgov staff to make a very good argument for purchasing flood properties that haven’t flooded #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 12:23 PM
.@kathietovo amendment passes yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:23 PM
.@GregorioCasar moves to not check immigration status to the extent allowed by law #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:24 PM
CM Zim looking for what the @GregorioCasar amendment might mean. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 12:24 PM
.@GregorioCasar: #atxgov would be mirroring fed buyout procedure. also underscores right for all to live safely #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:25 PM
Carolzilla1 "@LillyRockwell @MKanin Did they remove some of the 63 from the proposal? It sounded like they weren’t sure which ones would be excluded?"
@Carolzilla1 @LillyRockwell they did. June 04, 2015 12:25 PM
CM Zim suggests that @GregorioCasar motion is asking for an exception. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 12:27 PM
.@EllenforAustin suggest that @GregorioCasar may violate federal law, wants more info #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:29 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler says he’s comfortable w @GregorioCasar given language of res #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:30 PM
.@GregorioCasar status amendment passes yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:30 PM
nays: 3 (@EllenforAustin, CM Zim, @SheriGalloD10) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:31 PM
.@GregorioCasar asks what relocation benefit would be for renters. #atxgov staff: up to $7200 plus moving expenses #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 12:31 PM
.@GregorioCasar concerned landlords not participating in buyout & “continuing to move people into dangerous areas” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:33 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 backing up to pick up cost differential between options (option 1 is the option on table now) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:34 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 trying to get straight dollar numbers. staff not ready w those. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:35 PM
but…as @SheriGalloD10 gets out of staff: the $17m covers opt 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:35 PM
williamson creek buyouts pass yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:36 PM
#atxcouncil heads to cit com. i head to order a pizza. #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:36 PM
.@D5Kitchen wants to understand plan for day. calls for lunch, dinner breaks #atxcouncil #atxgov seconded here!! June 04, 2015 12:37 PM
CM Zim pitches 30 minute lunch, dinner breaks #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 12:38 PM
CM Zim pitches 30 minute lunch, dinner breaks #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 12:38 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler says ok #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:38 PM
sounds, however, like #atxcouncil will hear an AISD item (57) before lunch. #atxgov June 04, 2015 12:38 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 1PM

Item 57
#atxcouncil moves from cit com to take up item 57. #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:13 PM
57 is the AISD school bus camera item #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:13 PM
MPT @kathietovo looking for one of her colleagues to lay out committee action on proposal. not easily forthcoming. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:14 PM
#atxcouncil Public Safety committee chair CM Zim voted against new regs. vice chair @GregorioCasar wasnot there #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 01:15 PM
57 would add legal language that would create civil offense to allow for cameras on school buses #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:16 PM
.@Oraatx1 notes there are some concerns here over due process w new regs. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:16 PM
Dallas County school transport mgr here to support new law. #atxcouncil #aTxgov June 04, 2015 01:17 PM
RT @AndraCLim: CM Pool says no fiscal impact, AISD would adjudicate tickets that would be issued for offense of passing a school bus #atxco June 04, 2015 01:17 PM
speaker into ops around how tickets are delivered. notes that “certified peace officer” reviews potential tickets. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:20 PM
speaker says bus “stop arms” aren’t enough in today’s world–says DalCo program has been successful #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:21 PM
DalCo rep has mentioned ‘no cost,’ ‘peace officer’ repeatedly as part of his statement. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:22 PM
CM Zim suggests that “more and more” tix have been challenged and that dismissal rate is up north of 70% #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:23 PM
DalCo rep says those numbers aren’t accurate. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:24 PM
CM Zim: so technical problems have been resolved. DalCo rep: yup. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 01:24 PM
CM Zim will still vote against bus cams. suggests it will get #atxgov addicted to dough from citations. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 01:25 PM
unclear if speaker is a rep for Dallas County or for a vendor who’d like to work w AISD #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:26 PM
.@oraatx1 sees CM Zim concerns, but says this is an AISD call, all #atxcouncil is doing is creating the room for program #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:27 PM
.@oraatx1 sees CM Zim concerns, but says this is an AISD call, all #atxcouncil is doing is creating the room for program #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:27 PM
.@oraatx1: “it’s not about money” it’s about setting up the room for AISD to operate. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:27 PM
.@d3forpio moves approval of penalty for bus camera operation. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:29 PM
.@GregorioCasar wants to table item in order to get all #atxcouncil members on dais (not enough to pass on 3 reads) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:30 PM
AISD rep now doing his best to distance AISD from vendor, DalCo schools #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:31 PM
AISD rep: “this absolutely is about child safety” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:31 PM
AISD rep on due process questions: just wants law to be followed, will ensure appeals process #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:32 PM
AISD rep also notes that fine $$ will supplement classroom revenues, but will dwindle over time. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:33 PM
camera ord passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:34 PM
nays: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 01:34 PM
off the dais: 2 (@MayorSteveAdler & @DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:34 PM
#atxcouncil now heads to exec session, and its lunch #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:35 PM
For the record, #atxcouncil believes it will be in exec for roughly 45 mins. Exec started about 7 mins ago. #atxgov June 04, 2015 01:43 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 2PM

Aloha_Analytics "CM Zim: Technical problems have been resolved? DalCo rep: yup. @MKanin No. http://t.co/nA6VtPANgd via @NBCDFWScott"
@Aloha_Analytics @NBCDFWScott i think the rep was suggesting that the data used in that report was dated June 04, 2015 02:15 PM
a bit of stirring on the dais. #atxcouncil looks set to return. #atxgov June 04, 2015 02:26 PM
RT @Aloha_Analytics: Au contraire @MKanin speaker…says DalCo program has been successful #atxcouncil #atxgov http://t.co/nA6VtPANgd via @ June 04, 2015 02:27 PM
MKanin "a bit of stirring on the dais. #atxcouncil looks set to return. #atxgov"
nevermind. not much stirring at all, really. June 04, 2015 02:28 PM
Aloha_Analytics "@MKanin so was occupied with something else, was that only first reading, or all three readings?"
@Aloha_Analytics all three, i believe June 04, 2015 02:38 PM
#atxcouncil remains in executive session #atxgov June 04, 2015 02:47 PM
CM Zim & trademark hat emerged for a second, could be sign of #atxcouncil return? June 04, 2015 02:55 PM
CM Zim & trademark hat emerged for a second, could be sign of #atxcouncil return? June 04, 2015 02:55 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 3PM

#atxcouncil remains in executive session. June 04, 2015 03:16 PM
#atxcouncil now looking set to return #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:23 PM
#atxcouncil returns from exec discussion of appraisal appeal #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:33 PM
Item 20
#atxcouncil moves along to item 20 #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:33 PM
20 is the UT Skybridge #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:34 PM
bridge connects nee Belo Center to rest of campus over Dean Keaton #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:35 PM
.@oraatx1 concerned about safety of high bridge for young folks #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:35 PM
bridge rep: “we feel the bridge has been designed appropriately” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:36 PM
20 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:36 PM
nays: 1 (@oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:36 PM
off the dais: 1 (@DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:36 PM
Item 44
#atxcouncil moves along to item 44 #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:37 PM
44 is the flood mitigation task force. associated with buyouts passed earlier today. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:37 PM
.@D5Kitchen: “time for a community conversation…to address what we should be doing” w floods #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:38 PM
task force would have wide purview: flood response, mitigation, dollars all included #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:39 PM
StuartHarryHersh up calls for code comp, dev, nh housing reps to be included on panel #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:40 PM
David King up. suggests task force work should “help inform our codeNEXT process” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:43 PM
speakers conclude on task force. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:50 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler supports task force creation. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:51 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler supports task force creation. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:51 PM
still, @MayorSteveAdler hopes that he doesn’t see too many resolutions “like this” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:52 PM
task force passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:52 PM
abstain: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 03:52 PM
off the dais: 1 (@DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:53 PM
Item 48
#atxcouncil moves along to item 48 #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:53 PM
48 is the community climate plan. 17 speakers, all for res signed up to speak #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:54 PM
ah. turns out that this item has been heard in committee. limits speakers to 4 a side, 2 mins a piece #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 03:54 PM
part of the plan calls on #atxgov to hit a net-zero greenhouse gas emission by 2050 goal #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 03:56 PM
#atxgov chief sustainability officer Lucia Athens up to layout plan #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 03:57 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 4PM

if approved #atxgov staff would lay out implementation for climate action plan #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:00 PM
Athens appears to nod at ambition of plan, notes that a journey begins w a step. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:02 PM
.@PoolforAustin looking for financial impact of plan in upcoming budget year. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:02 PM
RT @AndraCLim: City official says no significant budget impact for immediate recommendations in climate plan #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:03 PM
more cost details will come after 6 month assessment #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:03 PM
uh. CM Zim appears to have just nailed former ACM Snipes w ‘behavior change’ joke associated w climate plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:05 PM
CM Zim also trying to get in on costs #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:06 PM
RT @AndraCLim: City official tells CM Zimmerman a plan outlining costs of implementing the community climate plan is to come #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:06 PM
.@oraatx1 on public engagement. suggests that not all of the community was involved in survey, specifically under-reaped #atxcouncil #ATxgov June 04, 2015 04:08 PM
MKanin ".@oraatx1 on public engagement. suggests that not all of the community was involved in survey, specifically under-reaped #atxcouncil #ATxgov"
under-repped June 04, 2015 04:08 PM
MKanin ".@oraatx1 on public engagement. suggests that not all of the community was involved in survey, specifically under-reaped #atxcouncil #ATxgov"
under-repped June 04, 2015 04:08 PM
.@oraatx1 says #atxgov did not get out to af-am community, viet-am community on climate proposal #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 04:09 PM
#atxgov now into details on public input. got 300-400 responses. says 6 day focus on communities not repped. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:10 PM
.@oraatx1 wants the number of af-am participants on climate input #atxcouncil #atxgov staff will reply later June 04, 2015 04:11 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Responding to CM Gallo, city official says climate plan focuses more on “incentives” than “mandates” for businesses #atxcoun June 04, 2015 04:13 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 very careful to underscore that any business-directed mandates in plan come back before #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:13 PM
CM Zim brings up biomass plant, suggests that new plan could lead to similar result #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:14 PM
CM Zim doesn’t believe what he casts as #atxgov staff attempt to say that plan saves $$ #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:15 PM
Athens suggests that energy cost drops would bring residential rate drops #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:15 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to citcom on climate plan #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:16 PM
Dale Beulah up first. suggests that #atxgov needs to catch up to other munis in terms of climate protection #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:17 PM
.@PublicCitizenTX’s Kaiba White up. “the longer we wait…the worse these conditions will become” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:19 PM
White suggests that items in plan will have reach beyond climate improvement (economy, for example) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:20 PM
Climate Buddies co-founder also supports, says AE offers #atxgov opportunity #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:23 PM
.@sierraclub’s Al Armendariz up. says plan is a good piece of policy work. notes #atxgov buy-in #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:24 PM
#atxcouncil now hears from those against plan. #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:25 PM
Bruce Milton, engineer, up. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:26 PM
Milton references his own extensive experience. expressing vague notions that best climate science isn’t in plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:27 PM
Scott Johnson up. speaking against plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:28 PM
looking for improvements on education, outreach on climate issues #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:30 PM
looking for improvements on education, outreach on climate issues #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:30 PM
.@PoolforAustin asks johnson if he’s against plan, or just wants more stuff in there #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:32 PM
johnson signed up against plan. seems frustrated that he wasn’t included in process. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:32 PM
CM Zim goes back to biomass: “I’m still alleging that the (08) climate plan” responsible for biomass plant. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:34 PM
.@d3forpio nails staff on language in plan that suggests that second-hand purchases would help folks in central #atxgov #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:38 PM
CM Zim STILL hammering on biomass plant. predicts that plan will drive electricty prices up #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:39 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler reminds all that an #atxcouncil did in fact approve bio mass plant #atxgov. will vote for plan June 04, 2015 04:40 PM
48 passes yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:42 PM
nays: 2 (CM Zim, @EllenforAustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:42 PM
off the dais: 1 (@DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 04:42 PM
Item 11
#atxcouncil moves along to item 11 #Atxgov June 04, 2015 04:44 PM
11 is a purchasing item pulled by CM Zim #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:45 PM
CM Zim wants to know where the money comes from here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:45 PM
11 is for $4m for design for Crescent track cooling facility. #atxcouncil #atxgov AE June 04, 2015 04:46 PM
CM looking to find exact budget line for item. #Atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:47 PM
CM Zim wants to know how long AE has been in chilled water business. #atxgov staff says 15 yrs #atxcouncil #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:47 PM
#atxcouncil approves 11 yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:49 PM
Item 56
#atxcouncil moves along to item 56. 56 is interlocal w Williamson County for widening of Neenah Ave #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:50 PM
MPT @kathietovo urges #atxgov to work w neighbors. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 04:50 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 looking at how much it’ll cost. $4500 worth of fee waivers, it seems #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:51 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 looking at how much it’ll cost. $4500 worth of fee waivers, it seems #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:51 PM
56 passes yeas: 9 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:51 PM
Item 58
#atxcouncil moves along to item 58. 58 reimburses century land holdings for costs on Pearson Place wastewater project #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:52 PM
ups total cost to no more than $2.78m #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:53 PM
58 passes yeas: 9 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:53 PM
Item 62
#atxcouncil moves along to item 62. 62 expands downtown PID #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:54 PM
62 passes yeas: 9 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:54 PM
oops: 1 abstain on 62: CM Zim #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 04:55 PM
Item 64
#atxcouncil moves along to item 64. 64 amends restricted parking area map to west balcones & Southeast combines regions #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:56 PM
that’s highland park west balcones here. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:58 PM
64 passes yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 04:59 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 5PM

Item 51
#atxcouncil moves along to item 51. 51 would establish homestead preservation districts. brought by @d3forpio. #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:00 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Legislation for homestead preservation districts first introduced in 2005 by @EddieforTexas, @d3forpio says #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 05:00 PM
potential districts include portions of #atxgov just east of 35, both north and south of the river. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:02 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler running through list of homestead preservation district speakers. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:03 PM
Charles Cloutman (sp?) w home repair org says homestead pres would allow folks to remain in their homes “age in place” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:04 PM
Gavino Fernandez w el concilio, fomer LULAC 12 pres up. expresses his concerns. casts land bank as gov’t seizure #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:05 PM
for the record, #TravCO Pct 1 Commish Davis shares Fernandez’ concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:06 PM
Fernandez adds districts may be dated. @oraatx1 also suggested this is the case on last week’s @austinmonitor radio #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:08 PM
.@d3forpio fires back at Fernandez. says only one part of homestead pres district would be in use here. no land bank. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:11 PM
.@d3forpio fires back at Fernandez. says only one part of homestead pres district would be in use here. no land bank. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:11 PM
RT @Grace_Heinrich: .@MKanin also the @UTAustin engineering buildings already have something like this… and I dont think theres been any June 04, 2015 05:12 PM
RT @Grace_Heinrich: .@MKanin would have loved that when I was at @UTAustin. Super glad to see it pass as part of Moody College of Comm chan June 04, 2015 05:12 PM
.@Oraatx1 looking for boundaries of homestead preservation district. #atxgov: established district, plus more #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 05:13 PM
RT @AndraCLim: City official: Newly created homestead preservation districts would be in East and North Austin, districts 1,3,4,9 #atxcounc June 04, 2015 05:19 PM
RT @AndraCLim: .@MayorSteveAdler amendment asks staff to look at using ‘planning tool’ (inclusionary zoning?) in homestead preservation dis June 04, 2015 05:19 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 asking staff whether homestead pres districts include whole census tracks #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:20 PM
#atxgov staff notes that formal establishment of homestead pres districts would have to come back to #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:22 PM
CM Zim not ready to vote on homestead pres item, given complexity #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 05:23 PM
RT @AndraCLim: City official says TBD is how funds raised through homestead preservation district could be used #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 05:26 PM
CM Zim takes issue w TIF. says base presumption that property value growth owed to TIF program/policy #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 05:28 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler winding up to support homestead pres resolution. #atxcouncil #atxgov casts approach 2 affordability as finding right tools June 04, 2015 05:30 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler “we need to use every tool we can” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:31 PM
51 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:31 PM
nays: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 05:31 PM
#atxcouncil has 17 items left as it approaches the 5:30 break #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:32 PM
seems @MayorSteveAdler will take a handful of quick items, then move along to cab franchise items #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:32 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler says #atxcouncil will be back at 6:15pm #atxgov June 04, 2015 05:33 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 6PM

BradySanJacinto "@MKanin I think that was regarding no parking on your front lawn. (?) Not all areas had opted in, as I understood."
@BradySanJacinto that’s right June 04, 2015 06:04 PM
#atxcouncil looks set to return from proclamations #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:18 PM
#atxcouncil looks set to return from proclamations #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:18 PM
#atxcouncil returns and will take up items 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:33 PM
these are the cab franchise ordinances. @D5Kitchen is introducing the items #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:34 PM
.@austinmonitor latest on all this is here, courtesy of @tylercwhitson: http://t.co/Sh1L3pvKKd #atxcouncil #ATxgov June 04, 2015 06:35 PM
because this is an item thats been discussed in committee, #atxcouncil will hear 8 speakers, four a side. limited to 2 mins each #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:37 PM
Dave Passmore is up first. #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:42 PM
Passmore reps Taxi drivers assn #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:43 PM
Passmore: against allocation of permits to franchises. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:44 PM
Passmore: Austin Cab hasn’t turned in required data. suggests that #atxcouncil is ready to reward firm for not living up to #atxgov code June 04, 2015 06:44 PM
.@GregorioCasar asks if Passmore has any concerns about Lonestar. Passmore: not opposed to 20-30 permits there #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:46 PM
Yellow Cab’s Ed Kargbo up. brought legal representation in the form of H-B’s Jerry Harris. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:50 PM
Kargbo supports much of what’s in front of #atxcouncil. opposes lease caps on company car leases. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:51 PM
and @MayorSteveAdler issues his first call for decorum, as cab drivers boo Kargbo. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:52 PM
.@D5Kitchen asks Kargbo if Yellow Cab wants 50 more permits. Kargbo: not now, but maybe in future. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:53 PM
in response to addtl permit question, Kargbo says Yellow Cab is worried about the market. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:53 PM
when asked, by MPT @kathietovo, Kargbo says leases have gone up by $45 since 2003. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:54 PM
CM Zim asks Kargbo if that includes all fees. Kargbo says for leasing, not other (what he calls) opt’l services #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 06:55 PM
Austin Cab driver up now. says Austin Cab called him out for speaking in front of #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:56 PM
driver cites retaliation by Austin Cab for his speaking to #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:56 PM
Lodestar cab mgmt rep up. says there is no proof that data has been turned in improperly. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:58 PM
Lodestar cab mgmt rep up. says there is no proof that data has been turned in improperly. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:58 PM
n/m, this is an Austin Cab rep. CX! #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 06:59 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 7PM

says that potential bullying of driver is not a company policy, apologizes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:00 PM
also says other issues surrounding cab franchises arent cooked, and that they shouldn’t hold up new franchise permits. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:01 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks Austin cab how much lease fees have increased. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:01 PM
austin cab rep says it’s gone up $15, but not over what period. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:02 PM
Austin Cab rep suggests #atxgov staff shouldn’t set fees, notes that an increase to Yellow Cab leases would hurt drivers #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 07:03 PM
Bijou Mathew up. reps union. arguing for lease caps. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:03 PM
Matthew opposes provision that would force all drivers to pick up closest fare. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:04 PM
Matthew cites example of being stuck on elevated highway, unable to get to fare on surface road. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:05 PM
Matthew also doesn’t want any more Yellow Cab permits. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:05 PM
adds that Kargbo description of fees is inaccurate, insists hidden fees exist. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:06 PM
…and that subcontractors control a sizable portion of the local cab industry…#atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:06 PM
Solomon Kassa w Lonestar Cab up. #atxcouncil #atxgov supports mobility committee recs. June 04, 2015 07:07 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks Kassa same question on lease fees. Kassa says leasing fee has remained constant over seven years #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:09 PM
drivers appear to dispute Kassa; Kassa backs up a bit, says Lonestar offered promotional $200 lease, went up to $250 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:10 PM
Austin Interfaith reps up to support drivers positions on coop, lease caps #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:12 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 wonders if drivers allowed 2 hold chauffeur’s license would incent drivers to move 2 other company #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:16 PM
.@GregorioCasar notes that mass movement of drivers appears unlikely #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:18 PM
.@SheriGalloD10: trying to not overburden cab cos w regs, but allow drivers to move easily, when necessary #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:20 PM
.@SheriGalloD10: trying to not overburden cab cos w regs, but allow drivers to move easily, when necessary #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:20 PM
ADAPT’s Jennifer McPhail says GPS requirement is critical to disability community. “right now we’re not being picked up” #atxcouncil #aTxgov June 04, 2015 07:21 PM
McPhail calls for #atxcouncil to include GPS req on every taxi cab. #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:23 PM
.@GregorioCasar floats idea that would have disability community declare status to qualify for GPS req #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:25 PM
RT @tylercwhitson: CM Delia Garza joins Council at City Hall June 04, 2015 07:25 PM
tylercwhitson "CM Delia Garza joins Council at City Hall"
don’t forget yr #atxcouncil hashtag, @tylercwhitson June 04, 2015 07:25 PM
word, per @tylercwhitson, is that @DGarzaforD2 has arrived on the dais #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:26 PM
tylercwhitson "@MKanin Will do, still learning!"
@tylercwhitson yr doing great! June 04, 2015 07:26 PM
CM Zim says he “just can’t buy” ADAPT claims of discrimination. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 07:28 PM
.@D5Kitchen ready to move. wants to go ahead w code amendments, then franchise agreements. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:29 PM
.@D5Kitchen move approval of 55, the cab-related code changes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:30 PM
looks like #atxcouncil will tackle lease caps first. #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:31 PM
MPT @kathietovo noting difficulty of sussing out truth in claims about cab industry in #atxgov #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 07:32 PM
under @kathietovo lease caps proposal, fees would be set, reviewed annually. come w allowable increase #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:33 PM
MPT @kathietovo proposaal would also offer dispute resolution process. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:34 PM
.@D5Kitchen not enamored w MPT @kathietovo pitch to have #atxgov weigh in on allowable reasons for driver termination #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 07:39 PM
MPT @kathietovo wants to prevent vagaries about termination language #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:40 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler pulling back on big picture, noting shifting transpo for hire landscape #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:41 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler also supports more permits, driver permit holding, driver coop. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:41 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler also wants to see some procedure on contracts, but still nervous about #atxgov getting involved #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 07:42 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler also wants to see some procedure on contracts, but still nervous about #atxgov getting involved #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 07:42 PM
CM Zim: didn’t see cab franchise issue coming, would rather have worked on road congestion in mobility comm #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 07:46 PM
CM Zim doesn’t think #atxgov should get involved in nitty-gritty of cab policy. wants coop to deal with it #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 07:46 PM
CM Zim also notes he doesn’t have time to work on issue tonight. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 07:47 PM
.@GregorioCasar: sees that its appropriate for #atxcouncil to get involved, given that drivers are not allowed collective bargaining #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:49 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 asks #atxgov legal staff about whether #atxcouncil conducts other franchise agreements as they do w cabs. June 04, 2015 07:49 PM
#atxgov legal staff: nope. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 07:50 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler & @GregorioCasar wander into discussion about whether cab drivers should become employees #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:53 PM
.@GregorioCasar notes the larger nature of that particular conversation, doesn’t recommend it for #atxcouncil tonight #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:54 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler against MPT @kathietovo amend, suggests he’d rather open up discussion about contractor-v-employee #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:56 PM
MPT @kathietovo okay w five year term, only on conditional previsions, including lease caps. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 07:59 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 8PM

.@MayorSteveAdler asks what the timeline is. @D5Kitchen: franchise agreements need to be done today, code can wait #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:03 PM
GregorioCasar "@MKanin @MayorSteveAdler sorry for the wandering. was it at least a little fun or enlightening to listen to?"
.@GregorioCasar @MayorSteveAdler its definitely an interesting discussion! June 04, 2015 08:05 PM
.@EllenforAustin calls herself advocate 4 drivers. doesn’t want #atxgov putting itself into contract issues btwn taxis, drivers #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 08:07 PM
.@EllenforAustin will also get behind coop. thinks playing field will be unlevel when #atxcouncil has to weigh in on cabs #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:08 PM
Too amendment fails. nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:09 PM
yeas: 4 (Casar, Tovo, Pool, Garza) #atxcouncil #atxgov lease caps out. June 04, 2015 08:09 PM
.@D5Kitchen offering amendment on process, more #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:11 PM
.@GregorioCasar trying to get another due process for drivers tack added. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:11 PM
RT @AndraCLim: CM Kitchen proposal would require cab companies & drivers to have contracts with provision for disputes, option for mediatio June 04, 2015 08:13 PM
RT @AndraCLim: CM Kitchen proposal would require cab companies & drivers to have contracts with provision for disputes, option for mediatio June 04, 2015 08:13 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler offering independent mediation as option for resolution of driver termination disputes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:15 PM
.@GregorioCasar offering amend that contracts should be subject to #atxcouncil review #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:16 PM
.@D5Kitchen asks if its each individual contract. @GregorioCasar says holders contract #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:17 PM
.@GregorioCasar would have what is current practice for #atxgov staff to review holders contracts to send that review to #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 08:17 PM
MPT @kathietovo seconds @GregorioCasar amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:18 PM
#atxgov says that review would place burden on staff. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 08:18 PM
.@Oraatx1 wants to pass only what #atxcouncil has to do tonight, wants to revisit other items later #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:19 PM
.@Oraatx1 “its not my role” to review every driver’s contract #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:19 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler will also vote against @GregorioCasar provision. echoes @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:20 PM
RT @AndraCLim: CM Tovo says #atxcouncil could review “substance” of contracts between cab companies and drivers, but not every contract June 04, 2015 08:21 PM
.@GregorioCasar pushing to get everything done tonight. says franchise approvals lock-in conditions for next 5 years #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:22 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 says that @GregorioCasar proposal sounds like “micro-managing” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:26 PM
RT @AndraCLim: CM Gallo: What’s important is that cabbies know procedure for resolving contractual disputes, #atxcouncil doesn’t need to be June 04, 2015 08:26 PM
CM Zim echoes @SheriGalloD10 thoughts, will vote against @GregorioCasar #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:27 PM
@GregorioCasar says “we tell private business what to do all over our city” calls it about “what we value” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:28 PM
.@D5Kitchen says that her proposal illustrates her respect of value of drivers. aimed at @GregorioCasar #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:29 PM
.@GregorioCasar amendment fails. nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:29 PM
yeas: 4 (Casar, Tovo, Pool, Garza) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:30 PM
.@GregorioCasar asks if new provisions apply to only new drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:31 PM
.@GregorioCasar asks if new provisions apply to only new drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:31 PM
#atxgov staff notes that typical cab driver contracts are annual, implies that deals would cycle into new terms. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 08:31 PM
#atxcouncil set to vote on 55. w @D5Kitchen amendment, not @GregorioCasar or @kathietovo amendments #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:32 PM
#atxcouncil attempt to vote fails, @kathietovo trying to revisit fee limits, not lease caps. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:33 PM
for those w @kathietovo handout, it’s the first part, not the second. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:33 PM
.@Oraatx1 seconds @kathietovo. MPT needs one more vote for passage, should CM Houston vote for #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:34 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler wonders which fees #atxcouncil is considering. mandatory fees? optional fees? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:36 PM
MPT @kathietovo says required fees, but that stakeholders would vet, come back in August #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:37 PM
under MPT @kathietovo amendment, franchise agreements could be reset on failure of cab cos to follow rules #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:39 PM
RT @AndraCLim: CM Kitchen alternate: Fees could be clearly stated in contracts between cab companies, drivers #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 08:42 PM
MPT @kathietovo circles back to lease cap, asks driver rep to restate why lease cap is important #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:42 PM
driver org rep lays out case. says lease can be increased “arbitrarily” wout explanation. suggests several fees involved #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:43 PM
#atxcouncil into what fees drivers face, what’s mandatory, what’s not. what’s hidden what’s not. #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:45 PM
drivers cite uncertainty. CM Zim: there are uncertainties everywhere. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 08:46 PM
CM Zim reiterates: amend puts #atxcouncil in the middle. he doesn’t “want to go there” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 08:47 PM
driver union rep cites Philly, NYC lease caps #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:48 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 wants to be sure that #atxcouncil can regulate all this legally. #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:49 PM
#atxgov legal staff not being specific. says #atxcouncil can regulate anything it thinks has to do w health and safety June 04, 2015 08:50 PM
MPT @kathietovo amendment fails. nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:50 PM
nays: 3 (Casar, Pool, Tovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:50 PM
nays: 3 (Casar, Pool, Tovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:50 PM
#atxcouncil votes on 55 cab code changes. passes unanimously yeas: 10 #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:51 PM
off the dais: 1 (houston) June 04, 2015 08:51 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to actual franchise agreement extensions. #atxgov 52-54 June 04, 2015 08:52 PM
CM Zim moves to drop reveal period to 2 years from 5 years #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:52 PM
seconded by @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:52 PM
.@D5Kitchen says that 2 year extension is not sufficient. says period is too short #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:53 PM
CM Zim on 2 years: lots of changes coming, other items. “this industry is in transition” 5 years too long #atxcouncil #Atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 08:54 PM
2 year amendment fails yeas: 3 (Tovo, Troxclair, Zim) #atxcouncil #Atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 08:55 PM
nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:55 PM
off the dais: 1 (Houston) #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 08:55 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to discuss removal of cap on new permits #Atxgov June 04, 2015 08:56 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler says that provision is “real important” to him. says it allows anyone to walk #Atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 08:56 PM
MPT @kathietovo looking to vote max permits. not ready to abandon permit caps. #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 08:58 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 9PM

MPT @kathietovo would keep permit cap at 50 #Atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 09:00 PM
reminder folks: we’ve still got like 15 items to go. including the homestead exemption discussion #Atxcouncil #Atxgov #loooooongnight June 04, 2015 09:03 PM
im lost in the weeds here. #atxcouncil deep into permit caps rules #Atxgov June 04, 2015 09:07 PM
#atxcouncil passes franchise agreement extensions yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov 52-54 June 04, 2015 09:08 PM
vocal displeasure from some drivers as they leave. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:09 PM
Item 40
#atxcouncil moves along to item 40. 40 is for COs. pulled by CM Zim #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 09:10 PM
Item 40
#atxcouncil moves along to item 40. 40 is for COs. pulled by CM Zim #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 09:10 PM
CM Zim wants to know how voters could get item on a ballot #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:11 PM
it would take 25,500 to get a ballot question approved #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 09:12 PM
CM Zim wants a staff to list off items expended in CO issue #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 09:13 PM
Aloha_Analytics "@MKanin What happened to the time certain 6:30pm Homestead Exemption? Can Delia sit for this long? #atxcouncil"
@Aloha_Analytics i think maybe that @DGarzaforD2 can do just about whatever she wants. as for the time certain, you know how that goes… June 04, 2015 09:14 PM
#atxgov staff explains basic use of COs–that, in some cases, interest rates are lower. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 09:17 PM
.@EllenforAustin wants to know how a project gets on a CO bond issue. #atxgov #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 09:20 PM
staff: CO projects planned during capital budgeting #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:20 PM
RT @JeffStensland: Questions from #ATXCouncil on purchasing items have kept at least five executives at council for 12 hours. Items… http June 04, 2015 09:39 PM
RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil approves waiver, all ‘yes’ except CM Houston. Now onto $39 mill Austin Energy contract June 04, 2015 09:39 PM
#atxcouncil 8 items left. 25 speakers signed up on homestead #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:43 PM
with those items lingering, along with #atxgov staff. #atxcouncil continues pushing forward June 04, 2015 09:43 PM
Item 37
#atxcouncil moves along to item 37. #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:44 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 pulled item to say thanks to XGames for no fee waivers. moves approval #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:44 PM
RT @JeffStensland: CM Gallo pulled road closure item, keeping three top staffers at #ATXCouncil, not to question but thank @XGames… http: June 04, 2015 09:45 PM
.@EllenforAustin wonders what would have happened if #atxcouncil didn’t approve street closure (for today) #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:47 PM
appears that the issue is based on a distinction btwn free or not free #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:48 PM
and @kathietovo thinks its ridiculous to approve st closure that “happened four days ago” will vote against #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:49 PM
if #atxcouncil doesn’t approve street closure, XGames might have to refund tix $$? #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 09:51 PM
however, 37 passes. yeas: 8 #Atxgov #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 09:51 PM
however, 37 passes. yeas: 8 #Atxgov #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 09:51 PM
nays: 2 (CM Zim, Tovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:52 PM
abstain: 1 (Houston) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:52 PM
Item 23
#atxcouncil moves along to item 23. sole source deal w Austin White Limo #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:52 PM
again, #atxcouncil trying to clear decks ahead of what could be long homestead conversation #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:53 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 concerned about large sum associated w contract. #atxgov staff making argument for specific needs #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 09:54 PM
23 passes yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:55 PM
Item 30
#atxcouncil moves along to item 30. #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:55 PM
CM Zim pulled to dig into contract. recorded books deal. #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:56 PM
#Atxgov staff says authors only contract w this once vendor. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 09:57 PM
ameseh "So #atxcouncil hasn’t gotten to the homestead exemption yet, am I right?"
@ameseh you are right. June 04, 2015 09:59 PM
audio books item passes yea: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 09:59 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 10PM

nays: 2 (CM Zim, CM Houston) #ATxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 10:00 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Any idea why Houston voted no on this item?"
@DanKeshet she and the Zim appear to be voting the same way on a number of items… June 04, 2015 10:00 PM
next #atxcouncil items are other single source contract items. message being sent: single source = gonna get pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:02 PM
MKanin "next #atxcouncil items are other single source contract items. message being sent: single source = gonna get pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov"
and might land your staff at #atxcouncil way late into the evening #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:02 PM
31 & 32 pass yeas: 9 nays: 2 #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 10:03 PM
mattlargey "@MKanin Wonder how much overtime that’s going to cost."
@mattlargey good question. Morale too… June 04, 2015 10:05 PM
Item 19
#atxcouncil will hear speaker on item 19, then move to homestead exemption, it seems June 04, 2015 10:06 PM
mattlargey "@MKanin Dumb question: does council have the option to postpone homestead exemption item — or do they need to do it now to meet deadline?"
@mattlargey well, staff told them they needed to make a call by June 1, and that didn’t quite happen so… June 04, 2015 10:10 PM
mattlargey "@MKanin Dumb question: does council have the option to postpone homestead exemption item — or do they need to do it now to meet deadline?"
@mattlargey well, staff told them they needed to make a call by June 1, and that didn’t quite happen so… June 04, 2015 10:10 PM
DanKeshet "@katekniejski @MKanin Seems like it. The EMS item was bizarre. There’s only one approved manufacturer."
@DanKeshet @katekniejski i think it’s more than that. June 04, 2015 10:10 PM
Item 10
#atxcouncil moves into homestead item #atxgov this is item 10 June 04, 2015 10:12 PM
there will be a motion for a 20%, a 6% offer, or a 5% #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:13 PM
.@EllenforAustin moves for the full 20. @SheriGalloD10 seconds. #atxcouncil moves to speakers. #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:13 PM
juliogatx "@dankeshet In the past, CM Houston has expressed concerns that City of Austin purchasing practices aren’t proactive in finding MWBEs"
@juliogatx @dankeshet as has CM Zim June 04, 2015 10:13 PM
stuartharryhersh up. argues for exemption. against idea that burden won’t be shifted to renters, businesses #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:15 PM
David King is next. supports full 20, as soon as #atxgov can do it #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 10:16 PM
PointAustin "#atxcouncil SHirsch speaking in support of exemption–looking for “win-win” btw owners & renters & businesses;DKing supports 20%"
@PointAustin did #atxcouncil give you enough time to get yr other stuff done? June 04, 2015 10:17 PM
seems a bunch of folks may not have made it this late in the day #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:19 PM
Kaiba White up to argue against any homestead exemption. worried it may hurt affordability in #atxgov #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 10:20 PM
bo delp up for @workersdefense argues against 20 percent, seems lukewarm on other numbers #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:24 PM
katekniejski "@rcauvin Per @MKanin, it was Kaiba White"
@katekniejski @rcauvin indeed June 04, 2015 10:25 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Bo Delp WDP in opposition;consider impact on other affordability options, wait through budget process; June 04, 2015 10:26 PM
RT @PhillipMartin: Another speaker not here. FWIW, that’s the 4th person who couldn’t stay so late. #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 10:26 PM
next speaker, a musician calls on #atxcouncil to send back thru committees to make it more effective #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:28 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Francis Hodges business & homeowner opposes current exemption;bad precedent to reduce income before you know y June 04, 2015 10:29 PM
PointAustin "@HGerbracht @MKanin You owe us big time."
@PointAustin @HGerbracht HA June 04, 2015 10:29 PM
Ruby Roa up. arguing against exemption. #atxcouncil #atxgov argues it won’t help w affordability June 04, 2015 10:31 PM
RT @PhillipMartin: “I live in district 3, and the homestead exemption does not benefit me.” Speaker notes that 55% of people rent. #atxcoun June 04, 2015 10:32 PM
RT @PhillipMartin: “I live in district 3, and the homestead exemption does not benefit me.” Speaker notes that 55% of people rent. #atxcoun June 04, 2015 10:32 PM
ROa: Ppd homestead exemption until after budget draft is in. says it offers appropriate context. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:35 PM
slmcdonald77 "@lizpagano @PointAustin @HGerbracht @MKanin Sorry Liz…#californiagirl"
@slmcdonald77 @lizpagano @PointAustin @HGerbracht sorry pagz!! June 04, 2015 10:54 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Another speaker in favor of animal services;notes cuts inefficient;@MayorSteveAdler insists no one wants to cu June 04, 2015 10:55 PM
CM Zim pitches the idea of cutting wages to make up for tax exemption. #atxcouncil #Atxgov #zimcity #notthefirsttime June 04, 2015 10:57 PM
.@ABoR_Government’s emily chenevert up. notes ABOR concern over affordability. supports 5% exemption w 1% to relief #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:58 PM
this is the @GregorioCasar/@MayorSteveAdler plan #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:58 PM
Chenevert: “we believe there are limits to what” can be done at once #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:59 PM
Chenevert casts as first step, a commitment to move forward (again in support of 5-6% exemption) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 10:59 PM

Thursday, June 04, 2015 11PM

@ABoR_REALTORS Bill Morris up now. brings home cost data, suggests prices “not sustainable” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:02 PM
.@ABoR_REALTORS Morris: also suggests rental prices not sustainable #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:02 PM
RT @PointAustin: @muelleratx They’re whereas clauses in Troxclair proposal;she claims $60 million in savings/cuts;but action would be exemp June 04, 2015 11:03 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @PhillipMartin deliberative process necessary;shd be done w/ budget;exemption “special privilege priority”;nee June 04, 2015 11:05 PM
RT @PointAustin: @juliogatx @AndraCLim Scraps of info parallels scraps of effects of largely symbolic action that has preoccupied Council f June 04, 2015 11:07 PM
.@phillipmartin pressing @MayorSteveAdler on how he’ll pay for exemption. Adler: by raising tax rate. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:08 PM
& @PhillipMartin pushing @EllenforAustin about what cuts she’d make. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:10 PM
.@EllenforAustin notes, in echo of @MayorSteveAdler remarks from earlier this week, that each CM has their own ideas #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:10 PM
again, no specifics on that track yet. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:10 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @MayorSteveAdler laying out details defending proposal;says restoring balance;will raise tax rate;@AnnKitchenA June 04, 2015 11:11 PM
sitcom ends on #HEx #atxcouncil will take up @EllenforAustin 20% pitch first. #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:12 PM
sitcom ends on #HEx #atxcouncil will take up @EllenforAustin 20% pitch first. #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:12 PM
MKanin "sitcom ends on #HEx #atxcouncil will take up @EllenforAustin 20% pitch first. #atxgov"
yikes. citcom June 04, 2015 11:12 PM
.@EllenforAustin into her pitch. looking at spiking home values vs lack of increase in salary #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:13 PM
.@EllenforAustin turns to address notes about small portions of savings, says it could still mean significant impact #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:14 PM
slmcdonald77 "@MKanin sometimes could be either…"
@slmcdonald77 truth June 04, 2015 11:14 PM
.@EllenforAustin also pulls out zandan poll results, notes majority of opinion on side of #HEx #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:15 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Troxclair: At 20% avg. $244 savings “pretty substantial amount of money”;cites Zandan poll (regional,not city) June 04, 2015 11:15 PM
.@EllenforAustin says if there was ever a time to implement “responsible” #HEx it is now. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:16 PM
.@EllenforAustin reminding #atxcouncil that she feels savings in #HEx could come from position vacancy eliminations #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:17 PM
.@EllenforAustin also suggests that #Atxgov could go to tiered pay increase, save $$ by offering lower salaries more raise #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:18 PM
.@SheriGalloD10. who seconded @EllenforAustin 20% #HEx now offering her pitch #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:19 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 first argument: wants to keep campaign promise. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:20 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 “i know that we can do this without cutting services” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:20 PM
.@D5Kitchen will not support full 20 “right now”. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:21 PM
Ed Van Eenoo taking us into costs of exemptions. $19m-$32.5m would have to be made up #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:24 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @kathietovo asks $$ equivalent of 20%;Ed Van Eenoo depends on rate;$19-$32.5 million [believe that’s low] June 04, 2015 11:24 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 asks @EllenforAustin whether her intent is to end existing incentive deals as part of proposal #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:26 PM
it appears so. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:27 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 underscores her concerns about any #HEx. “how do we know how viable any of these are?” w.out budget cycle. #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 11:28 PM
.@DGarzaforD2: very little fat to trim. there is a reason that no previous #atxcouncil did #HEx #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:29 PM
.@DGarzaforD2: very little fat to trim. there is a reason that no previous #atxcouncil did #HEx #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:29 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 wonders about service threats, wage decreases. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:29 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler “tonight the city of austin is watching” to see if #atxcouncil is serious about addressing affordability #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:30 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Do you remember parade of industry reps up there during Austin Energy discussions? Wonder if they were tipped off for tonight."
@DanKeshet what do you mean? June 04, 2015 11:31 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler making argument that #HEx is ultimately a tax shift t commercial prop #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:32 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Samsung’s gonna be pretty pissed if their incentives are targeted tonight without anybody talking to them about it."
@DanKeshet ahhhhhh. yes. totally. June 04, 2015 11:33 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler again won’t support 20% in one year. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:33 PM
.@PointAustin on a roll!!!! June 04, 2015 11:34 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Adler defends 6% w/raising rate;insisting won’t cut services;will lower taxes,challenge will shift to commerci June 04, 2015 11:36 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler: who benefits from this? into property tax as regressive tax. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:37 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler: constituents want me to use all tools. #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 11:39 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler arguing cutting prop tax is a “progressive thing to do”; provide benefit to those who need it most #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:41 PM
.@d3forpio won’t support full 20, will go for 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 04, 2015 11:42 PM
RT @AndraCLim: .@d3forpio: Its insulting to me to say that its just going to benefit the rich” #atxcouncil June 04, 2015 11:45 PM
RT @CadenaMitchell: @AndraCLim @MKanin @d3forpio not only the rich… Just mostly… Will save D2 folks $1 a year. That’s a sweet tea at Mc June 04, 2015 11:47 PM
RT @PhillipMartin: Point I tried to make about “special privilege” of homestead exemption – let’s figure out other needs first, do this nex June 04, 2015 11:48 PM
.@GregorioCasar lining up his pitch for %5-6. suggests it’s a good compromise, step in right direction. #ATxcouncil #Atxgov June 04, 2015 11:49 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @GregorioCasar notes limitations of exemption;looked for alternative in 1% to renter aid;@AnnKitchenATX says w June 04, 2015 11:50 PM
CM Zim: says #atxcouncil has tools, ability to go to 20%, provide relief to renters w spending control #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:51 PM
CM Zim: #atxgov spending is out of control. #atxcouncil #zimcity June 04, 2015 11:52 PM
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Austin City Council: The Austin City Council is the body with legislative purview over the City of Austin. It offers policy direction, while the office of the City Manager implements administrative actions based on those policies. Until 2015, the body contained seven members, including the city's Mayor, all elected at-large. In 2012, City of Austin residents voted to change that system and as of 2015, 10 members of the Council are elected based on geographic districts. The Mayor continues to be elected at-large.

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