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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 6.9.2016

Monday, June 13, 2016 by Michael Kanin

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

ITEMS

TickTock for Thursday, June 9, 2016

Participants:

MKanin 264

DanKeshet 6

mescamilla1980 4

eraycollins 3

tonirtx 2

austin78753 1

ndhapple 1

HGerbracht 1

Thursday, June 09, 2016 9AM

checking in from #atxcouncil where the absence of @MayorAdler, @D5Kitchen, and @DGarzaforD2 might make it a light day…#atxgov June 09, 2016 09:57 AM
All Access readers @austinmonitor readers can get @lizpagano ‘s preview of things here: https://t.co/tsns4SlbMT June 09, 2016 09:59 AM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 10AM

Here are #atxcouncil changes and corrections for today #atxgov https://t.co/bG2BQP5RoL June 09, 2016 10:03 AM
and, indeed, we’re looking at a fistful of postponements on today’s #atxcouncil agenda #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:07 AM
#atxcouncil under way #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:07 AM
#atxcouncil begins w a moment of silence for passing of lifeguard Ceazar Kainz #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:10 AM
items 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 67, 70 will all be ppd. 71 will be wdrawn #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:12 AM
Item 54
.@DonZimmermanATX, @SheriGalloD10 make item 54 a 4pm time-certain. that’s about consolidation of ESD 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:15 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Who asked to postpone 67?"
@DanKeshet unclear. but the dais is missing three members; seems that’s likely behind it June 09, 2016 10:15 AM
eraycollins "Any sign of the Uber demonstration, @MKanin?"
@eraycollins not yet? June 09, 2016 10:16 AM
pulled: 5, 10, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 47; @Oraatx1 wants to ask the same question on 29-35 but those’ll stay on consent #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:19 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin I’m just surprised there’s any issue. Passed PC unanimously."
@DanKeshet dunno what’s up there. @lizpagano? June 09, 2016 10:20 AM
.@Oraatx1 wondering why no m/wbe goals on subs for items 29-35. answer: sole source #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:23 AM
RT @lizpagano: @MKanin @DanKeshet Looks like one of the consultants working on it is out of town. June 09, 2016 10:23 AM
Item 11
MPT @kathietovo has a couple quick questions about item 11, which we’ll do now. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:26 AM
this has to do w St. Edwards. SRCC is concerned about parking as construction rolls. there will be a meeting #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:27 AM
that handled, #atxcouncil moves to #citcom on consent agenda #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:28 AM
mescamilla1980 "@MKanin For some reason, every time I try to log in to the Austin Monitor site, it accepts my login but then won’t let me read articles."
@mescamilla1980 lemme take a look June 09, 2016 10:35 AM
mescamilla1980 "@MKanin For some reason, every time I try to log in to the Austin Monitor site, it accepts my login but then won’t let me read articles."
@mescamilla1980 are you using your khabele address? June 09, 2016 10:36 AM
Item 53
CM @GregCasar wants body cams heard after 4pm so working folks can make hearing. that’s item 53 and 36 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:36 AM
as @DonZimmermanATX, @SheriGalloD10 read from list of absts, nays, MPT @kathietovo reminds: sans 3 CMs, real impact tday #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:43 AM
MPT @kathietovo says that these items could find their way back to a future agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:43 AM
seems #atxcouncil will have to go one by one for consent agenda today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:44 AM
so. here we go: 1 passes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:45 AM
2 passes, but only on first reading #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:45 AM
3 passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:46 AM
4 passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:46 AM
6 passes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:46 AM
7 passes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:47 AM
8 passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:47 AM
9 passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:47 AM
RT @PointAustin: Absent members mean consent agenda in a fog . . . https://t.co/R3LXERDqBL June 09, 2016 10:47 AM
11-13 pass #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:48 AM
14 passes on first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:48 AM
#atxcouncil tries postpone 16 (social service funding for homeless social services at shelter), can’t. loses w 5 affirmative votes #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:50 AM
wow. we are in some messy stuff here. #atxcouncil indicating desire to bring 16 back. Mgr indicates this could be hard. #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:52 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks colleagues to vote to postpone as courtesy to colleagues #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:52 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX, who is abstaining and no’ing here, doesn’t get why mgmt can’t bring stuff back #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:53 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Whoa. Who voted how?"
@DanKeshet i believe the nays/abstain on ppd here were @SheriGalloD10 @EllenforAustin and @DonZimmermanATX June 09, 2016 10:54 AM
.@GregCasar now looking to table 16. @DonZimmerman speaks against. CM Casar looking for clarity on what happens w fail #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:56 AM
motion to table 16 fails. 16, i believe?, also fails? #atxcouncil #atxgov #wowyikes June 09, 2016 10:57 AM
MPT @kathietovo trying to move things along. –wait! no action on 16, it seems. that’ll happen later now #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 10:59 AM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 11AM

17 fails. this was a resolution backing the creation of Hays County ESD 9. #atxcouncil #atxgov #wowyikes June 09, 2016 11:01 AM
19-26 pass. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:01 AM
28 passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:01 AM
29 passes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:02 AM
41 passes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:04 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 wants to push 43 AH trust fund to 6.23; MPT @kathietovo wants to do next week #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:06 AM
43 is ppd until next week #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:06 AM
44 passes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:06 AM
48 passes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:07 AM
50, 51, 52 pass #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:09 AM
and that concludes the most gnarled consent agenda process i have ever seen #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:10 AM
Item 5
#atxcouncil heads back to pick up item 5. 5 is for Kimley-Horn contract @austinmonitor has here: https://t.co/r9OEpXRw4h #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:11 AM
.@PoolforAustin notes story in @austinmonitor wants to air questions we raised here #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:12 AM
ndhapple "@MKanin They’ve postponed the items in the 30s, right? That whole thing was a giant muddle."
@ndhapple honestly, I have no idea. June 09, 2016 11:12 AM
#atxgov staff up to say that funding here is separate from CodeNEXT #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:13 AM
prompted by @PoolforAustin, again underscores that funding sources here are not tangled w CodeNEXT #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:14 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin @kathietovo Where does this stand now?"
@DanKeshet i’m pretty confused. waiting on #atxgov folks to update actions taken page #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 11:15 AM
.@PoolforAustin wonders how many contracts #atxgov has w Kimley-Horn. wondering if they can handle all that’s being asked. #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 11:17 AM
staff: (short answer) yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:17 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin @kathietovo Where does this stand now?"
@DanKeshet for the record, #atxgov actions still not updated on this June 09, 2016 11:19 AM
.@PoolforAustin reports herself satisfied w answers from staff here #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:21 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX would rather #atxcouncil do this all in-house #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:23 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 will abstain, again citing concerns over #atxgov impeding on reserve policies #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 11:25 AM
RT @GregCasar: #atxcouncil failed 2 pass $$ 4 women shelter although its in the budget. will have to pass next week. #WackyCityChallenge June 09, 2016 11:25 AM
RT @PointAustin: Conservatives feeling brief power this morning because 3 negative votes sufficient to defeat Items w/ only 8 on dais June 09, 2016 11:26 AM
CMgr hopes to address @SheriGalloD10 reserves concerns in a few weeks #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:26 AM
5 passes. yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:27 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:28 AM
abstain: @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:28 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 34 & 35. yeas: 6 #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:28 AM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:29 AM
46 and 49 pass. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:29 AM
Item 10
#atxcouncil moves back to pick up item 10 #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:30 AM
10 is for COs for the Seaholm project. @Oraatx1 looking to use this to mandate more affordability in project #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:30 AM
staff running through history of Seaholm and dev agreement. reminds #atxcouncil that affordability is not part of agreement #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:32 AM
staff also noting that the bonds here ARE part of the agreement (thus #atxcouncil really should pass) #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:32 AM
.@Oraatx1 wants to know why housing was not part of original Seaholm agreement…in 2008 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:33 AM
staff: it was 2008. we’ve had many more conversations about on-site affordability. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:34 AM
10 passes #atxcouncil #atxgov yeas: 6 June 09, 2016 11:43 AM
nays: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmerman #atxcouncil #Atxgov June 09, 2016 11:43 AM
Item 47
#atxcouncil moves along to item 47, preservation of Rosewood Courts. @Oraatx1 looking for extension to August #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:45 AM
47 ppd yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:47 AM
Item 40
#atxcouncil moves along to item 40. this is for the taxi cab coop franchise agreement. more here: https://t.co/eePgmjTBQr #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:48 AM
Yellow Cab rep Ed Kargbo up. arguing for formal grading of application as he says other franchise have been subject to #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:49 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX wants co-op taxi franchise to present to mobility committee Monday; @SheriGalloD10 says yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:52 AM
tonirtx "@mkanin @oraatx1 And Michael, Thanks for the updates! Few can be there, at the meetings. So thanks for sharing info. :-)"
@tonirtx always happy to do it. Thanks for following along!! June 09, 2016 11:54 AM
40 passes on 2nd reading. yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:55 AM
Item 39
#atxcouncil moves along to item 39, pulled for speakers–none of whom are here. passes. yeas: 8 #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:55 AM
Item 42
item 42. fee waiver for art bra event is up next. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:56 AM
42 passes. yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:57 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to #citcom; @austinmonitor team moves along to lunch #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:57 AM
items 16, 18, 27, 30, 31, 33 all pulled thanks to missing CMs. MPT @kathietovo looking to chat w staff re: bringing back #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 11:59 AM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 12PM

Item 55
wait! #atxcouncil will try to get item 55 done real fast. #atxgov June 09, 2016 12:01 PM
55 is an eminent domain thing. passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 12:01 PM
NOW. we go to #citcom. #atxgov June 09, 2016 12:02 PM
MPT @kathietovo closes with: “that was the easy morning” #atxcouncil #atxgov #sarcasm #wowyikes June 09, 2016 12:02 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin You’re flagging, Kanin."
@DanKeshet it’s been a rough morning June 09, 2016 12:03 PM
HGerbracht "@MKanin wasn’t Lone Star initially a co-op? Couldn’t make it work- got council to change their regs. B Dunkerley wld remember."
@HGerbracht hmmm June 09, 2016 12:04 PM
RT @lisa_goddard: Read new @rosewoodatx white paper presented today by @fred_mcghee at https://t.co/McVPJKOP1C https://t.co/5Vdf90CFOV June 09, 2016 12:39 PM
RT @BobbyLevinski: @HGerbracht @MKanin I think that depends on how “co-op” is defined, I could be wrong but I think new one is a more pure… June 09, 2016 12:39 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @BobbyLevinski @HGerbracht @MKanin As aside, Texas law defines who can call selves Co-op. Includes special carve-out for Uni… June 09, 2016 12:39 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 1PM

mescamilla1980 "@MKanin Yup."
@mescamilla1980 everything looks right on our end. Email me some screenshots? Sorry for the trouble! June 09, 2016 01:07 PM
RT @AKMcGlinchy: Taxi co-op OK’d 2nd time by #atxcouncil. What in the world might a taxi co-op look like? https://t.co/teU1JB9gYA https://t… June 09, 2016 01:12 PM
mescamilla1980 "@MKanin Ok. Never mind… it’s working today. Maybe I tried to use the “back” button on my browser? IDK."
@mescamilla1980 glad it’s working! June 09, 2016 01:56 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 3PM

#atxcouncil remains in recess. #atxgov June 09, 2016 03:06 PM
seems #atxcouncil might be on its way back #atxgov June 09, 2016 03:50 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 4PM

#atxcouncil is back #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:07 PM
#atxcouncil will first ppd a set of public hearings: 58-62 to August 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:08 PM
58-62 ppd until August 4 yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:10 PM
Item 68
item 68 ppd until August 11. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:10 PM
65, 67, 70 ppd until June 16 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:11 PM
Item 66
item 66 ppd until June 23. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:12 PM
Item 69
item 69 ppd until june 23. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:13 PM
Item 71
item 71 w.drawn by applicant #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:14 PM
Item 63
#atxcouncil moves along to item 63. 63 is a chapt 26 hearing for water lines around Bolm Road park #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:15 PM
.@d3forpio wonders whether this has to do with re-do of 183. staff: yes #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:17 PM
63 passes. yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:18 PM
Item 68
#atxcouncil moves along to item 68. 68 is a res in support of an application for state affable hsing funds #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:20 PM
funds in 68 would help construct a MF development of permanent supportive housing in D1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:21 PM
.@d3forpio says that development would be over by the Oak Springs library. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:23 PM
.@Oraatx1, D1 rep, supports 68 and moves approval #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:25 PM
68 passes yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:28 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 04:28 PM
Item 17
#atxcouncil will now go back to try to pass item 17 again #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:29 PM
17 is that res supporting Hays County ESD 9 that #atxcouncil couldn’t pass because they are down three members #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:30 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX: cost per efficiency unit here is $400k. staff: rooms also come w supportive services for residents #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:35 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX pivots to annexation issues, argues this can carve things up. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:35 PM
John Carlton, repping Hays ESD 9 up. notes statutory time frame at play here; a yes only allows ETJers vote on district #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:40 PM
.@EllenforAustin raises Rep Jason Isaac oppo to another recent ESD issue. will vote against (used to staff for Isaac) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:41 PM
w.out #atxgov consent, residents of 5 acre region would not get to vote on ESD, would be excluded from coverage #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 04:43 PM
ESD Rep: this election will happen w or w.out #atxcouncil consent. issue here is whether #atxgov residents will be allowed to participate June 09, 2016 04:45 PM
Item 17
#atxcouncil votes to reconsider item 17. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:46 PM
Item 15
…but #atxcouncil needs to wait for staff to get here so they move back to try and pick up item 15 again #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:47 PM
15 is the funding for the women’s shelter that couldn’t pass earlier. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:47 PM
#atxcouncil apparently never approved 15. so now we get a real vote. and it still fails, sans enough CMs to get six votes #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:48 PM
Item 54
#atxcouncil moves along to item 54. 54 is for a contract for services w TravCO ESD 4, it appears #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:49 PM
ESD 4 is in D10. rep @SheriGalloD10 reports support to merge ESD4 w AFD #Atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:51 PM
CMs here looking for a report back date. @Oraatx1 suggests there is a lot of work to do here. might need 90 days #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:53 PM
AFA Pres Bob Nicks: #atxgov annexation practices have fragmented ESD4 into five patches. thus, can’t provide service #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 04:57 PM
Nicks: a lot of great working going on w.r.t. report for electeds. promises answers on completion #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 04:57 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 5PM

ESD4 Chief Bailey: talking about merger for 10 years. first time in front of #atxcouncil worries delay might keep it from cming back #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:00 PM
.@Oraatx1 offers amend for findings back in 90 days. @GregCasar offers language that would add July interim report date #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:09 PM
.@Oraatx1 doesn’t seem so interested in an interim report, despite her colleagues’ pushing for one #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:13 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes incoming budget, other things. will support @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:14 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 prefers a july interim report #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:16 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX would rather a July 22 date, as well #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:17 PM
also some concern from @SheriGalloD10 costs of merger could impact budget. @PoolforAustin notes that’s not the intention #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:24 PM
.@Oraatx1 amendment w sept report back (not july) passes yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:28 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:28 PM
54 passes. yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:30 PM
Item 17
#atxcouncil will try to handle item 17 quickly before the evening break #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:31 PM
17 is the allowance of the Hays ESD9 election; passage would allow #atxgov ETJers to vote in election #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 05:32 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX, @EllenforAustin have expressed general concern over ESD issues today #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:33 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX keeps pushing on annexation policies as associated w ESDs #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:34 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX will abstain (rather than vote no, as he did before) on 17 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:35 PM
17 fails. again. not enough CMs on dais. yeas: 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:36 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:37 PM
abstains: @DonZimmermanATX @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:37 PM
thus, w no, as @PoolforAustin notes, #atxcouncil has denied #atxgov residents of ETJ ability to vote in Hays ESD9 election June 09, 2016 05:38 PM
and on that sort of perfect for today note, we head to the evening break #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 05:39 PM
austin78753 "@MKanin There’s no way they can petition themselves in?"
@austin78753 interesting question. Seems timeline is very quick. But im unsure of the law there… June 09, 2016 05:41 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 6PM

#atxcouncil is back June 09, 2016 06:39 PM
Item 53
#atxcoucil leads off w item 53. this is APD body cams #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:40 PM
more specifically: 53 would kick off stakeholder process for feedback on public release of body camera footage #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:41 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX leads us off w some video from May #atxcouncil meeting and from public safety committee meeting #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:44 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX appears to be using video to illustrate point that APD policy isn’t determined by #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:45 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX: “APD has been setting its own rules for decades” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:45 PM
#atxcouncil now hearing public testimony on body cameras #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:46 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX moves passage of 53. again, sets up stakeholder process for release of APD body cam video #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:56 PM
@d3forpio wonders if process will delay purchase of cameras. @GregCasar: not necessarily #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:57 PM
.@PoolforAustin asks APD staff re: downtown body cam pilot. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:59 PM
staff re: pilot: lots of infrastructure to come even after body cam purchase. couple of months, says staff #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 06:59 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 7PM

couple of auto triggers in place here for body cams: taser power on for all cams w.in 30 feet. open door trigger too #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:01 PM
APD Chief @ArtAcevedo answers @DonZimmermanATX who-sets-policy q: he issues APD direction; not same as #atxcouncil policy purview #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:07 PM
@ArtAcevedo adds that #atxcouncil policy matters; important to build community trust #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:08 PM
53 passes. yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:08 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 37 & 38, related to body cams #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:10 PM
seems 37’ll be first. that is the actual purchase of body cams #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:10 PM
first speaker calls for delay in purchase of cams; has concerns about process. wants more transparency from APD #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:19 PM
that goes back to procedures on release of video, it seems. concerns, that is #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:20 PM
RT @eraycollins: Advocate: Police bodycam prices all over the map, Austin about to overpay @MKanin https://t.co/d4fd8LLlAd June 09, 2016 07:21 PM
RT @eraycollins: Ny view: @MKanin https://t.co/sn7ubRjw6t June 09, 2016 07:25 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX arguing that (better) policy needs to be in order for APD to receive body cam grant dollars #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:26 PM
APD notes that said policy is in place. @DonZimmermanATX concedes point, argues that he wants them to make it better #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:27 PM
Debbie Russell up now. arguing data prices associated w body cams excessive; length of contract (7 years) is excessive #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:29 PM
Russell also going after potential body cam vendor, Taser. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:31 PM
Russell pushing for other contractor; suggests data storage costs could be halved #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:32 PM
Russell calls for more time for policy review and vetting of potential contractor #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:33 PM
advocates here clearly want body cams, but remain worried about this particular purchase #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:34 PM
Andrew Grayson w Taser up now. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:35 PM
introduces company w some stats, offers himself for questions #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:36 PM
@DonZimmermanATX wonders why Taser is here and no other bidders are here #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:37 PM
purchasing notes that public comment is open to all #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:37 PM
legal underscores the appropriateness of vendors appearing #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:37 PM
@DonZimmermanATX doubts appropriateness. will find video of towing debate he casts against staff’s ok of vendor test #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:39 PM
Taser rep says fiscal calculations of advocates is incorrect. adds #atxgov is getting more features than other cities #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 07:40 PM
we’re now all doing a bit of quick math about prices here #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:41 PM
Russell visibly upset by math offered by purchasing, Taser #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:42 PM
Taser: divide $12.2m/2200 to get the prices here. staff won’t confirm, citing ongoing process #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:42 PM
there is a remainder (i think) of $5m for cell phone dollars associated w cameras #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:43 PM
Item 38
the phones are item 38. purchasing: “strategic (investment) to achieve additional functionality” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:45 PM
purchasing: you can go ahead w,out cell phones, but it would limit functionality #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:45 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX claims professional expertise w video data storage, acquisition fields, argues he could have used #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:47 PM
.@Oraatx1 wonders where we got the divider here. it came from Taser, says staff, but staff can’t do that publicly #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:47 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 points out that 1700 cameras were called for again wonders where the 2200 came from. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:48 PM
1700 would, of course, change the Taser calculation here #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:48 PM
to sum: the dividing number in question is 1700 cameras (RFP) vs 2200 cameras (Taser) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:49 PM
.@PoolforAustin returns to data storage costs. “why…are they so high?” argues cloud storage costs are headed down #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:57 PM
.@PoolforAustin: is it cheaper to do storage differently. wonders if Taser “is the HP of body cameras?” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:58 PM
.@PoolforAustin analogy is re: cost of printer and cost of printer ink #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 07:59 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 8PM

@ArtAcevedo argues that data storage is a good deal in this case #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:00 PM
MPT @kathietovo & @PoolforAustin continue to try push for details on contract, staff continues to argue can’t release #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:01 PM
.@PoolforAustin asks to see numbers privately. echoing similar call from @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:01 PM
CMGR Ott weighs in, calls on CFO Elaine Hart to breakdown funding sources #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:03 PM
this is in response to concerns from @SheriGalloD10 about how this all gets budgeted (capital vs operating) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:03 PM
eraycollins "Staff’s reasoning, @MKanin? @kathietovo @PoolforAustin"
@eraycollins part of an ongoing purchasing negotiation June 09, 2016 08:04 PM
@GregCasar asks what #atxgov gets out of $5m cell phone purchase. APD staff: geo-location of where camera gets turned on #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 08:06 PM
.@GregCasar asks about number of officers. @ArtAcevedo: about 1900. reminder, 1700 vs 2200 for cameras #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:10 PM
staff: 7-year contract was what was in bid solicitation #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:11 PM
.@Oraatx1 willing to ppd purchase for 2 weeks so #atxcouncil can look at numbers #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:12 PM
staff argument here re: phones is that they could save $7m in staff time #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:15 PM
staff: phones would replace current officer stipends, “other value adds” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:15 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX moves ppd of 37 and 38 for 2 weeks #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:16 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX: his public safety committee hasn’t had a chance to vet Taser as contractor, phone add-on here #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:17 PM
tonirtx "@mkanin Wow Man! Dawn to Dusk! How did you make it thru the Sec Scanner with all of that trail mix in your pockets! A Very Long Day. :-)"
@tonirtx dang. i totally should have brought trail mix. next time! #snacks June 09, 2016 08:18 PM
.@GregCasar: grey in state law re: policies and procedures (release of cam footage). concerned all are clear re:release #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:24 PM
@PoolforAustin remains concerned about phones. why buy new phones for everyone when we already have some? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:26 PM
@PoolforAustin definitely not ready to sign off on phone purchase (38) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:28 PM
ppd of 37, 38 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:30 PM
nays: @d3forpio #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:30 PM
Item 36
with that, #atxcouncil moves along to their last item. item 36. this is for license plate reading gadgets #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:31 PM
RT @JeffStensland: @ArtAcevedo says phones cld save $160/month per officer in labor. c. $3.8M/year if all 1900+ officers had body cameras. June 09, 2016 08:32 PM
alternate vendor up to argue for his company’s (name mumbled) inclusion in bid process #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:34 PM
ACLU rep Matt Simpson up now. has specific concerns over vendor up for approval (Vigilant Solutions) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:37 PM
ACLU worried over aggregation of license plate data and uses in ways other than intended #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:39 PM
ACLU: automatic license plate readers are “concerning technology” #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:39 PM
@EllenforAustin notes ACLU, TPPF on same page here…#atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:40 PM
prompted by @GregCasar, ACLU rep argues that readers in cars are a problem. #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:42 PM
ACLU: Guadelupe County used readers to collect old fines. argues there, folks faced choice of “spiking credit card or going to jail” on spot June 09, 2016 08:44 PM
last time we talked about this, i believe i heard someone promise that this would not be practice in #atxgov #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 08:44 PM
@DonZimmermanATX, picking up on argument from previous item, argues #atxcouncil cannot dictate how plate readers are used #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:46 PM
.@Oraatx1 calls license plate reader “a wide net” says she’s not in favor #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:48 PM
@Oraatx1 argues that dough here could be better used in other areas (speed enforcement, more officers) #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:49 PM
@GregCasar moves to ppd license plate readers for 2 weeks #atxcouncil #atxgov cites wanting to get clarity on use June 09, 2016 08:50 PM
@GregCasar looking for assurance that public can be assured about real purpose of readers #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:51 PM
@EllenforAustin wonders why no RFP. staff: solicitation through cooperative buying. got 5 offers, none good for #atxgov needs #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 08:53 PM
@EllenforAustin: why didn’t 3M (other vendor here tonight; oh, them) bid? #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:56 PM
so. hang up about initial 5 bidders here was m/wbe. seems maybe #atxgov didn’t have to apply that when they went thru coop bid? #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 08:57 PM
3M didn’t realize contract was up until a few weeks ago #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:57 PM
@EllenforAustin wonders if staff can open things up to 3M. staff: would have to consult w APD #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 08:58 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 9PM

@EllenforAustin turns to APD and asks whether they can talk to 3M. APD: we can look at em, sure #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 09:00 PM
@ArtAcevedo takes minute to note that #atxgov has used readers before, never used it for anything other than “criminal predict” #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 09:01 PM
@ArtAcevedo further argues readers could help solve rock-throwing incidents. heard from 3M vendor that they can help #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 09:02 PM
purchasing staff: can consider coop contract w.out competitive process. w.out coop contract w 3M, could be difficult #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 09:03 PM
@kathietovo pushes to get to vote on ppd, which seems inevitable here #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 09:04 PM
@EllenforAustin wants to be sure that 2 weeks is long enough to get more info from 3M #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 09:04 PM
@EllenforAustin also wants contract prior to execution #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 09:05 PM
3M seems to think that they can work w #atxgov here under similar contracting outlines. #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 09:06 PM
license plate reader item is ppd for two weeks. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 09:14 PM
nays: @d3forpio #atxgov #atxcouncil June 09, 2016 09:14 PM
and that’ll do it for tonight. thanks for following along! #atxcouncil #atxgov June 09, 2016 09:14 PM

Thursday, June 09, 2016 10PM

eraycollins "Zero TNC demonstrators outside city hall, @MKanin, any inside?"
@eraycollins i dont think i saw any? June 09, 2016 10:39 PM

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