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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 8.4.2016

Monday, August 8, 2016 by Michael Kanin

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

ITEMS

TickTock for Friday, August 5, 2016

Participants:

MKanin 142

eraycollins 2

cbrendonriggs 2

JackCraver 1

PointAustin 1

austin78753 1

MattNovacek 1

Thursday, August 04, 2016 10AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil, where yrs truly is trying to shake a bit of rust off from the annual July break #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:10 AM
items of interest include APD body cams, videoconference-d citizens communications, plenty more #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:12 AM
All Access readers can get @lizpagano’s preview here: https://t.co/D4TbRVlfB4 #atxgov #atxcouncil August 04, 2016 10:12 AM
#atxcouncil under way #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:14 AM
Item 3
item 3 will be ppd to 8.18 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:15 AM
Item 79
item 79 will be ppd later to 8.18 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:15 AM
Item 70
item 70 will be indefinitely ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:16 AM
pulled: 3 (ppd), 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 47 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:19 AM
oh yeah. this is today too…#atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/IQyJZB61Zs August 04, 2016 10:19 AM
ALSO: i swear i’ll stop live-tweeting if we don’t raise these dollars…#tiliturnblueintheface https://t.co/VoNwRL6gVs donors get t-shirts! August 04, 2016 10:22 AM
MKanin "oh yeah. this is today too…#atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/IQyJZB61Zs"
seems @SheriGalloD10’s removal of election oppo @Alison_Alter from board on #atxcouncil consent #atxgov more here: https://t.co/R9PrRYxNV7 August 04, 2016 10:24 AM
#atxcouncil passes consent agenda. #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:28 AM
Item 80
@D5Kitchen now looking for a time-certain on item 80, the drainage fees. it’ll be no earlier than 4pm #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:29 AM
#atxcouncil now wondering if it can dispatch w Elysium Park b4 4pm time certain it set Tuesday. some discomfort frm @MayorAdler #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:34 AM
it will be discussed at 4pm #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:35 AM
Item 5
#atxcouncil moves along to item 5. 5 is for renno work on the city’s Davis Treatment Plant #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:36 AM
@SheriGalloD10 suggests that expenditure here will put costs at $2m over $5m initial budget #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:36 AM
@SheriGalloD10 wants to know what #atxcouncil can do to control this sort of thing #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:37 AM
staff running thru procedures that monitor changes on such deals. includes change committee, other independent review #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:38 AM
@SheriGalloD10 asks what % change triggers review? and wonders why #atxgov can’t stay w.in budget #atxcouncil August 04, 2016 10:39 AM
staff: specific $$ triggers for committee. they do their best to estimate. here, add’tl work needed to be done #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:40 AM
utility staff: initial estimate was 7 years ago, that hurt too #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:41 AM
@DonZimmermanATX questions the time frame here. suggests 8 years is too long for a $5m deal #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:47 AM
@DonZimmermanATX wonders if change control committee advised against overrun. staff: committee voted by email #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:49 AM
@DonZimmermanATX wants to see what info was presented to committee #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:50 AM
@DonZimmermanATX thinks change committee didn’t get both sides of story. will vote against add’tl $s #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:51 AM
C Mgr Ott says that staff will go back and review change control committee #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:52 AM
5 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:52 AM
oops. yeas 8 #ATxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:53 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #Atxgov August 04, 2016 10:53 AM
abstains: @Oraatx1 @EllenforAustin August 04, 2016 10:53 AM
Item 8
#atxcouncil moves along to item 8. Justin Lane improvements. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:54 AM
8 could be differed to fund jaine lane improvements instead. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:54 AM
MKanin "8 could be differed to fund jaine lane improvements instead. #atxcouncil #atxgov"
yikes: deferred. August 04, 2016 10:55 AM
8 is ppd. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:55 AM
Item 9
#atxcouncil moves along to item 9. 9 is for bike detection at signals. @Oraatx1 looking for locations in D1 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:56 AM
staff: Comal & 12th, Comal & MLK #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:56 AM
@D5Kitchen wonders why no D5 bike signal improvements are included here. staff: we went with committee suggestions #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 10:58 AM
cx: that other bike signal improvement is at coal & MLK, not 12th & MLK #atxcouncil #atxgov #duh August 04, 2016 10:59 AM

Thursday, August 04, 2016 11AM

@D5Kitchen says she hasn’t heard any objective criteria for bike signals. wants to see some #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:02 AM
RT @eraycollins: “i will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” -Wimpy @MKanin August 04, 2016 11:05 AM
9 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:06 AM
nays: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:07 AM
Item 10
#atxcouncil moves along to item 10. this is funding for the Austin City Limits TV program #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:07 AM
10 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:08 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:08 AM
MattNovacek "@MKanin What was the argument here? Wasn’t Justin Lane paid in part by the quarter cent funds?"
@MattNovacek unclear. There is a memo somewhere. Ill see if i can find it August 04, 2016 11:09 AM
Item 14
#atxcouncil moves along to item 14. 14 is acceptance of grant dollars from Living Cities for equity action plan #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:10 AM
JackCraver "Don Zimmerman voted to kill Austin City Limits, the TV show. https://t.co/vPTEuQ5cb6"
@JackCraver well, at least not give it city funds… August 04, 2016 11:11 AM
.@Oraatx1 skeptical. worries that “someone from new york city” might not know what they are doing when they come to #atxgov #atxcouncil August 04, 2016 11:11 AM
.@Oraatx1 would rather keep things local #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:12 AM
.@Oraatx1 upset that orgs in equity discussion were not involved w the Living Cities program, will vote no #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:14 AM
@d3forpio suggests that #atxgov is “so far ahead” w equity issue, suggests that rest of country wants to learn from us #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:16 AM
it’s true!

https://t.co/sh9wZW1vYo August 04, 2016 11:16 AM

staff: grant is not designed to be a community dialogue in terms of application process. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:19 AM
14–acceptance of a $75k living cities grant–passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:22 AM
nays: @Oraatx1 @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:22 AM
Item 21
we move along to item 21. 21 is the adoption of Hazard Mitigation Action plan #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:23 AM
@D5Kitchen has concerns about lack of some flooding planning, notes plan makes #atxgov eligible for fed $s. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:25 AM
21 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:26 AM
off the dais: @DGarzaforD2 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:27 AM
Item 25
#atxcouncil moves along to item 25. 25 is for parking agreement for garage space for Faulk building #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:28 AM
25 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:28 AM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:28 AM
Item 28
#atxcouncil moves along to item 28. 28 is for grant $s for APD body cams #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:29 AM
@DonZimmermanATX wants to know if #atxcouncil can ppd approval of grant funds as suit over purchasing of cams continues #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:31 AM
staff: deadline for grant application was in July. @D5Kitchen notes that action is independent of vendor choice #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:33 AM
RT @PointAustin: Only took 30 minutes or so to accept this free $75,000 — easily spent that much in staff time on hand #atxcouncil https:/… August 04, 2016 11:34 AM
@DonZimmermanATX remains concerned Public Safety Committee hasnt had discussion re: body cam policies. wants that #Atxcouncil #ATxgov August 04, 2016 11:46 AM
28 & 29, grant dollars for APD body cams pass yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #ATxgov August 04, 2016 11:46 AM
Item 31
#atxcouncil moves along to item 31. match for grant for urban trail from e. 12 to MLK Jr station #ATxcouncil #ATxgov August 04, 2016 11:48 AM
passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:48 AM
Item 32
#atxcouncil moves along to item 32. 32 appears to be collections additions for APL #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:50 AM
@SheriGalloD10 wants to be “very careful” when #atxcouncil doesn’t spend library dollars on brick and mortar #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:51 AM
@SheriGalloD10 suggests that streaming service should supplant CDs in deal on table ($450k for materials) #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:52 AM
library staff: physical items, especially CDs, address needs from patrons who don’t have access to online services #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:53 AM
@SheriGalloD10’s argument is centered on what she argues is a crumbling library in d10 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:57 AM
@DonZimmermanATX just took a minute to argue that libraries are subsidized competition for waterloo records #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:58 AM
library staff on facilities: can’t afford to abate all asbestos in all buildings, so they manage it #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 11:59 AM

Thursday, August 04, 2016 12PM

question here: facilities expenditures vs collections expenditures in #atxgov library. might those be 2 diff’t funds? #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 12:02 PM
additional trouble, says @SheriGalloD10, at library in question is that bathrooms are not ADA compliant. #ATxcouncil #ATxgov August 04, 2016 12:05 PM
staff: difficult thanks to asbestos, but is compliant w ’92 ADA rules #Atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 12:06 PM
32 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 12:06 PM
#atxcouncil moves to citcom, we head to lunch. be back ’round 2 #atxgov August 04, 2016 12:08 PM
@teddholladay i believe itll be next week August 04, 2016 12:26 PM

Thursday, August 04, 2016 2PM

#atxcouncil remains in executive session #atxgov August 04, 2016 02:36 PM
stirring on dias, #atxcouncil might be coming back! #atxgov August 04, 2016 02:55 PM

Thursday, August 04, 2016 3PM

#atxcouncil returns #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:10 PM
Item 33
#atxcouncil moves along to item 33. 33 is the contract for APD’s license plate reader #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:11 PM
@Oraatx1 returns to issue of how APD will use data from scanners. #ATxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:11 PM
APD says that #atxcouncil privacy concerns have been addressed #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:12 PM
@GregCasar satisfied w policy changes (w.r.t data use from scanners) here, was going to vote against. will vote for. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:15 PM
@DonZimmermanATX says @TPPF said that there is no prohibitive language w.r.t warrants. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:17 PM
APD: not department’s intent to use for warrant roundup or like actions. reads from policy draft language that reflects #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:18 PM
@DonZimmermanATX will vote against, pending firm policy language #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:20 PM
APD: policy for license plate scanners will be in department’s general orders #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:21 PM
per @GregCasar: uses of license plate reader data will be audit-able #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:24 PM
33 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:31 PM
nays: @Oraatx1 and @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:32 PM
Item 47
#atxcouncil moves along to item 47. 47 is for motorola radio equipment maybe walkie-talkies? #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:33 PM
pulled by @DonZimmermanATX over concerns that walkie-talkies are dated technology #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:33 PM
staff: this is part of a six-year upgrade to get system current. adds that cellular systems aren’t reliable enough yet #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:34 PM
@SheriGalloD10 will second @DonZimmermanATX motion to get item to committee to review #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:36 PM
motion to refer to committee fails. yeas: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin @Oraatx1 @SheriGalloD10 August 04, 2016 03:40 PM
47 passes. yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:40 PM
cx: yeas: 7. August 04, 2016 03:40 PM
nays: 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:41 PM
abstains: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:41 PM
Item 66
#atxcouncil moves along to item 66. would add two places to animal advisory commission (for #TravCo Comm) #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:42 PM
66 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:43 PM
off the dais: @GregCasar #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:43 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to eminent domain items 67, 68 #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:43 PM
67, 68 pass. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:44 PM
abstain: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:45 PM
#atxcouncil will now move along to 12 East, which has been withdrawn #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:45 PM
#atxcouncil recesses to hear Austin Housing Finance Corporation agenda. this should go pretty quickly #atxgov August 04, 2016 03:47 PM

Thursday, August 04, 2016 4PM

Item 70
#atxcouncil moves along to item 70. 70 will be indefinitely ppd #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:01 PM
70 is the elysium park project. developer rep says that indef ppd is because primary funding did not come through #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:02 PM
no objections from NHd reps. seems tax credits did not come thru, dev not notified until last week #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:03 PM
@GregCasar has concerns here. wants to air them. doesnt want community, #atxgov to get message that #atxcouncil is against project August 04, 2016 04:06 PM
ohhhhhhh state rep here refused to sign off on tax credits #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:06 PM
so. @GregCasar wants to send a message: that #atxcouncil wants affordable housing to go on this site #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:07 PM
@GregCasar wants to move forward despite lack of funding, wants to approve underlying zoning request #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:09 PM
@GregCasar arguing that neighborhood objections are based on concerns over affordable housing #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:10 PM
cbrendonriggs "@MKanin who?"
@cbrendonriggs working on it August 04, 2016 04:10 PM
@GregCasar pushing colleagues to get them to weigh in on preference for affordable housing. question gets called. fails. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:12 PM
#atxcouncil continues with item. @DGarzaforD2 takes over. wants to discuss what really happened here #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:12 PM
state rep here was Rep Israel. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:14 PM
cbrendonriggs "@MKanin who?"
@cbrendonriggs Rep Israel August 04, 2016 04:15 PM
indefinite ppd of 70 passes, but wow is there a lot more to it. #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:16 PM
austin78753 "@MKanin state senator could have signed off instead?"
@austin78753 dunno. this is not my wheelhouse. we’re sure looking at it… August 04, 2016 04:16 PM
eraycollins "The @austinmonitor will tell all, right? @MKanin"
@eraycollins @austinmonitor yup! August 04, 2016 04:30 PM
MKanin "@GregCasar has concerns here. wants to air them. doesnt want community, #atxgov to get message that #atxcouncil is against project"
Should be more clear here: this was about @GregCasar not wanting to lose affordable housing at this site August 04, 2016 04:30 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to a series of funding applications for assorted #atxgov HACA upgrades August 04, 2016 04:31 PM
Item 80
oops. missed a bit. getting caught up. we’re onto item 80, drainage utility fee changes #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 04:42 PM

Thursday, August 04, 2016 5PM

Item 80
Council passes item 80, amending city code w.r.t. drainage fees #atxcouncil #atxgov August 04, 2016 05:11 PM
and that concludes business. #atxcouncil #atxgov #dannnnnnnnnng #waitigettogohome? August 04, 2016 05:12 PM

Thursday, August 04, 2016 8PM

PointAustin "@MKanin #howwillyoustayoutoftrouble"
@PointAustin great question! August 04, 2016 08:54 PM
eraycollins "Go write a grant? @MKanin @PointAustin"
@eraycollins we did that already August 04, 2016 08:58 PM

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