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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 9.17.15

Monday, September 21, 2015 by Michael Kanin

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

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 450
DanKeshet 5
LillyRockwell 4
AndraCLim 3
bbencivengo 2
BrandonTucker 1
littlefieldmark 1
lizpagano 1
juliogatx 1
lubomudrov 1
TinaBuiAustin 1
breathesgelatin 1

Thursday, September 17, 2015 10AM

checking in from #atxcouncil where we have a pretty full day ahead of us. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:22 AM
checking in from #atxcouncil where we have a pretty full day ahead of us. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:22 AM
for the @austinmonitors thoughts about today, our All Access readers can go here: http://t.co/6C7xGrZcwk #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:25 AM
#atxcouncil is underway #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:32 AM
items 29 and 89 are withdrawn #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:34 AM
Item 79
item 79 is ppd until oct 15. this would initiate code changes for MF6 zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:35 AM
solar issue will be no earlier than 6pm #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:35 AM
Item 78
STRs (item 78) is set for no earlier than 2pm #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:36 AM
AndraCLim "#atxcouncil will take up zoning issues at 10 am, STRs at 2 pm and solar generation at 6 pm"
more succinctly: RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil will take up zoning issues at 10 am, STRs at 2 pm and solar generation at 6 pm #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:36 AM
items pulled or w/drawn. 8, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 33, 35, 39, 50, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 67, 68, 69, 70. i believe. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:37 AM
items pulled or w/drawn. 8, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 33, 35, 39, 50, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 67, 68, 69, 70. i believe. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:37 AM
items 68-71 are raises for #atxcouncil direct reports (CMgr, City Clerk, Muni Court Clerk, and City Auditor) #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:38 AM
as we reported yesterday (http://t.co/7VMea73lKy), it appears likely that all #atxcouncil direct reports will get 3% pay raises. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:39 AM
.@mayoradler gives his colleagues opportunity to delay raises, given posting issues (lack of four sponsors, it appears). #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:41 AM
it appears there is no objection from #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:41 AM
looks like raise for the #atxgov clerk will remain on consent. the rest will be pulled #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 10:42 AM
.@poolforaustin addressing request for specific exemption for community engagement TF from Tx Open Meetings Act. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:43 AM
.@poolforaustin reports that TF would post meetings in the open, but will conduct breakout discussions & message boards. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:44 AM
.@donzimmermanatx objects to exemption. broadens concerns to committee meetings not conducted in public? #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 10:46 AM
67 (the TOMA exemption for TF on Community Engagement) will remain a discussion item. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 10:47 AM
Item 2
item 2 (animal services interlocal w #travco) will also be pulled. as will item 16. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:54 AM
consent passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:56 AM
.@mayoradler indicates that #atxcouncil will take pulled items that might be handled quickly first. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:57 AM
.@sherigallod10 predicts a lengthy STR conversation. 2pm time certain designed to get it done before 5:30 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:59 AM
Item 77
item 77 (solar generation item) currently set for 6pm tc. @mayoradler indicates all 11 citcomers will get to speak. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:59 AM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 11AM

Item 25
.@sherigallod10 takes us first to item 25 and item 26. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:00 AM
these are contracts w Sickle Cell Anemia Assn of #Atxgov and Salvation Army, respectively. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:01 AM
.@sherigallod10 wonders about whether these expenditures are from line items in new budget. #atxgov affirms. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:02 AM
.@sherigallod10 moves approval. passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:02 AM
abstain: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:03 AM
abstain: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:03 AM
.@sherigallod10 takes us 2 items 56, 57, 58, 59. wonders if i/t dept should have run purchasing items through #atxcouncil committees #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:04 AM
#atxgov purchasing officer explains that these are cooperative contracts for various i/t needs throughout year. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:05 AM
numbers here based on last years funding. also reliant on exact timing to get it all right. also looked to reduce #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:05 AM
staff suggests timing may have prevented #atxcouncil committee trips. @sherigallod10 volunteers @kathietovos A&F committee 4 duty. #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:07 AM
MPT @kathietovo notes that A&F has not, thus far, engaged in vetting of large contracts. seems it is overloaded as is. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:08 AM
and still, @donzimmermanatx wants to send these items to whatever committee is next. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:10 AM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that economic opportunity committee could take these purchasing items. #atxcouncil #atxgov #finallyfoundahome September 17, 2015 11:11 AM
staff suggests some items (maintenance contracts) need to be concluded immediately. cant wait 3 weeks for committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:11 AM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders what portion of contracts need immediate attention. staff says, roughly, in millions. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:12 AM
.@donzimmermanatx concedes that deals could be great for #atxgov, but points to larger issue w.r.t. immediate $$ approval #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:13 AM
.@donzimmermanatx gets no second for committee on items. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:14 AM
items pass. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:14 AM
abstain: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:14 AM
Item 50
.@donzimmermanatx takes us to item 50. interlocal w UT-A over special events support from APD. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:15 AM
.@donzimmermanatx give APD staff an atta boy for bringing forward actual contract. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:16 AM
item passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:16 AM
Item 54
.@mayoradler moves #atxcouncil along to item 54, another i/t bulk contracting item. same issues from @donzimmermanatx here. #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:17 AM
staff explains deal. renewal of dispatching software for public safety entities. #atxcouncil #atxgov not to exceed $8.6m September 17, 2015 11:18 AM
.@donzimmermanatx homes in again on request for more time to vet contract. gives up, given lack of support from #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:19 AM
.@donzimmermanatx homes in again on request for more time to vet contract. gives up, given lack of support from #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:19 AM
item passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:19 AM
Item 18
.@dgarzaford2 brings us to item 18. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:20 AM
18 is funding for ACVB marketing plan. +$17m. @DGarzaforD2 suggests lack of music inclusion here. wants more in future. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:21 AM
ACVB staff notes that they do rely heavily on #atxgov music brand when talking to folks. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:21 AM
.@dgarzaford2 looking to move reccs from music census onto radar of ACVB marketing, seems headed to committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:22 AM
MPT @kathietovo seconds @dgarzaford2 call for music census inclusion w.r.t. ACVB #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:24 AM
.@oraatx1 wants ACVB to be sure that its use of musicians is demographically diverse. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:24 AM
18 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:25 AM
Item 33
.@mayoradler suggests that #atxcouncil move along to item 33. #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:25 AM
33 is an interlocal w #TravCo over intervention pilot program for juvenille Class C cases. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:26 AM
33 pulled by @donzimmermanatx. notes lack of metrics about success of program. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:27 AM
staff indicates that lack of metrics was spotted last year by #atxgov, a report is being prepared. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:27 AM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests moving the item to committee, so commitee can receive report. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:28 AM
staff says payment is actually from this past year (in arrears) @donzimmermanatx moves to send it all to committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:29 AM
seems audit could be coming over this one. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:29 AM
33, still, approved (issue will go to committee post-) yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:30 AM
nays: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:30 AM
Item 16
#atxcouncil moves along to item 16. #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:30 AM
this would be the modification of a construction contract on an AE chilled water facility. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:31 AM
this would be the modification of a construction contract on an AE chilled water facility. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:31 AM
seems a portion of construction was not acceptable to #atxgov. repairs need to be done. who pays what a matter of dispute res. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:31 AM
it is intent of #atxgov staff to be made whole and recover that money #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:32 AM
Thomas Dodd up. wonders why #atxgov paying for faulty work, redo. but says his questions have been answered. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:33 AM
.@gregoriocasar notes that issue has taken #atxgov staff time, work. wonders about future sanctions on contractors. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:33 AM
staff suggests that contracting does look at past performance, also has official sanctioning process it can follow. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:34 AM
.@donzimmermanatx notes mediation yesterday and wonders about health and safety issues associated here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:35 AM
staff notes mediation is confidential. health and safety issues are giant hole in the groud. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 11:35 AM
16 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:35 AM
Item 39
#atxcouncil moves along to item 39. this is approval of historic cemeteries master plan. #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:36 AM
Sharon Blythe up first. says i think its a good plan has a couple of suggestions. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:37 AM
Blythe: perhaps reduce size of visitor parking lot #atxcouncil #atxgov also argues for no access to northwest rec center September 17, 2015 11:39 AM
Zoila Vega up next here on 39 (historic cemeteries master plan) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:40 AM
Vega says that 500 heritage trees at Oakwood Cemetery have died…due to lack of water #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:42 AM
Vega pitches new irrigation system to deal with tree issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:42 AM
Dale Flat (sp?) up now. supports plan. notes that nothing is written in stone. calls doc best practices #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:44 AM
Julian Reed w Preservation Austin up. impressed with plan, supports it. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:47 AM
AndraCLim "Julian Reed, past prez of Preservation Austin: “One of the most commendable” projects city has done #atxcouncil"
oops…past prez RT @AndraCLim: Julian Reed, past prez Preservation Austin: One of the most commendable projects city has done #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:48 AM
.@poolforaustin asks Parks Foundation, Parks staff to address concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:49 AM
staff says parking is needed, notes that plan was is conceptual. hears concerns. #Atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:50 AM
staff says parking is needed, notes that plan was is conceptual. hears concerns. #Atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:50 AM
so parking isnt necessarily set here… #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:50 AM
RT @AndraCLim: Kim McKnight w/ parks says $76K tree survey was part of plan, irrigation is a top priority #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:54 AM
staff suggests that there is need for additional access point, adds to serenity factor for visitors. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:55 AM
staff adds that this, like all here, is conceptual. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:55 AM
.@oraatx1 thanks staff for masterful job engaging community #atxcouncil #atxgov notes that 4/5 cemeteries in city in her district September 17, 2015 11:56 AM
.@poolforaustin moves approval of 39, cemetery master plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:58 AM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo says lots of questions about grave ornamentation, asks parks dept what’s next #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 11:59 AM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 12PM

staff notes that master plan was designed to come before new regs. #Atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 12:00 PM
RT @AndraCLim: McKnight: Plan to “move forward slowly, carefully” on grave ornamentation #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 12:01 PM
.@donzimmermanatx says volume of information in plan is impressive. notes that it could set precident. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 12:02 PM
.@donzimmermantatx seemed to be offering praise for staff there for a minute…but…#atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 12:04 PM
@donzimmermanatx quickly pivots to concerns of precident-setting on boundaries in cemetery. wants to remove boundary, #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 12:04 PM
cemetery plan passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 12:11 PM
abstain: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 12:11 PM
#atxcouncil heads to #citcom. @mayoradler notes there are 21 items left. @austinmonitor team heads to lunch! September 17, 2015 12:11 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 2PM

Item 8
back at #atxcouncil, where CMs are discussing item 8. this is an amendment to the water cost reimbursement deal w whisper valley #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:03 PM
walked in to hear Whisper Valley LP rep say this project will not default #atxcouncil #atxgov. September 17, 2015 02:04 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks rep when project will pay $600k in fees and fines associated with one already missed payment here. #Atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:05 PM
seems project may move to seek waiver of fines and fees? #Atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:07 PM
seems project may move to seek waiver of fines and fees? #Atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:07 PM
.@donzimmermanatx holds up agenda book. suggests it is impossible for he and #atxcouncil colleagues to understand it all #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:10 PM
links all that to complex issue in front of #atxcouncil now. suggests decisions were made in a less than informed manner. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:10 PM
.@donzimmermanatx does not feel that whisper valley is obligated to pay fines, notes arbitrary move of pay deadline #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:11 PM
project rep Steve Metcalfe up. says Whisper Valley was extremely reluctant to agree to original payment date here. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:12 PM
way into the financing weeds on Whisper Valley water infrastructure item (number 8). #atxcouncil, reps looking for sweet spot here. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:17 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders if #atxcouncil could push decision on Whisper Valley to hear more from stakeholders. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:18 PM
Metcalfe again underscores the time issue here. payment is due on Nov 1. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:19 PM
seems issues here center around how water infrastructure will be paid for, missed payment penalties should be applied. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:21 PM
.@mayoradler angling for staff, Whisper Valley to caucus for a few minutes and be sure that all are on the same page #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:23 PM
Item 20
with that, #atxcouncil moves along to item 20. 20 is for certain cultural arts awards. $6.37m in total. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:24 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders if this item sets new precedent about use of HOT tax #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:25 PM
.@donzimmermanatx question is designed to elicit answer about whether award could result in other requests. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:26 PM
staff: thats possible, but its up to #atxcouncil to draw lines. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:26 PM
.@donzimmermanatx continues to press notion that its a new precedent and that it could lead to more requests. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:27 PM
legal staff notes that current contract goes back to 1987. @oraatx1 wants to know who knew about opportunity in 87. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:27 PM
.@mayoradler says that mgmt will look at that questions. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:28 PM
meanwhile, #atxcouncil votes on item. and its a weird one. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:29 PM
MPT @kathietovo abstains on creative action (given relationship). @d3forpio abstains on zach scott portion w @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:30 PM
.@donzimmerman votes no on whole thing. @EllenforAustin abstains on whole thing (thanks to relationship w Ballet Austin) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:31 PM
.@donzimmerman votes no on whole thing. @EllenforAustin abstains on whole thing (thanks to relationship w Ballet Austin) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:31 PM
and so it all passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:31 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 21 and 22. these are items that fund #atxgov lobbying at the Lege. @donzimmermanatx is looking for delay. September 17, 2015 02:32 PM
.@donzimmermanatx kicks it to @D5Kitchen who explains, more or less, that this #atxcouncil wants to dictate its own Lege priorities. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:33 PM
still, @d5kitchen doesnt see any reason to delay funding here. seems that a ppd will probably not happen. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:35 PM
.@donzimmermanatx tells #atxcouncil that his constituents may not side w some #atxgov lege priorities, specifically annexation. #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:36 PM
staff reports that contracts expire at the end of the month. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:36 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: How the lobbyist contracts are paid for. #atxcouncil http://t.co/6pjRCOjggE September 17, 2015 02:38 PM
motion to ppd 22 fails. yeas: @EllenforAustin, @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:39 PM
nays: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:39 PM
21 & 22 pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:40 PM
nays: @donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:40 PM
Item 35
#atxcouncil moves along to item 35. 35 is for metal detectors at city hall. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:41 PM
.@donzimmermanatx pins metal detectors on fact that there are occasional court hearings at #atxgov city hall #atxcouncil #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:41 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wants to move court to downtn municipal court. says there is space. staff disputes notion #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:42 PM
in course of that converation @donzimmermanatx tells staff that #atxcouncil offices have many staff members communicating with them #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:43 PM
this after staff wonders where @donzimmermanatx heard that there was space at muni court. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:43 PM
meanwhile, MPT @kathietovo indicates strong preference for leaving some court cases at #atxgov city hall. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 02:44 PM
.@oraatx1 echoes, as does @poolforaustin. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:44 PM
.@d3forpio notes his wife serves on community court, she has urged him to support item, and thus he will. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:45 PM
.@d3forpio notes his wife serves on community court, she has urged him to support item, and thus he will. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:45 PM
35 passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:45 PM
nays: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity September 17, 2015 02:45 PM
Item 82
#atxcouncil will next indefinitely ppd item 82. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:46 PM
this is for the hopper-finley tract. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:46 PM
Item 84
also it sounds like there is an agreement on item 84. so it will go on consent for all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:47 PM
84 is for the Castle Hill Historic district. new language allows specific leeway for property in district. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:48 PM
82 & 84 pass yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:48 PM
Item 67
#atxcouncil moves back to item 67. this is for an open meetings exception for the Task Force on Community Engagement. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:49 PM
.@donzimmermanatx calls on staff to talk about impact of waiver (for message board use) on other task forces, bodies #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:50 PM
#atxgov legal breaks down how TOMA applies to the various bodies across city. #atxcouncil. September 17, 2015 02:51 PM
#atxcouncil here would need to carve out specific exception to open meetings for this task force…because (wait for it) #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:53 PM
they specifically said that this task force should be subject to open meetings. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:53 PM
67 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:54 PM
were holding off on #atxcouncil direct report compensation issues until CMgr returns from scheduled meeting. #atxgov September 17, 2015 02:55 PM
Item 78
and with that, we head into the STRs. #STRITUP #atxcouncil #atxgov item 78. September 17, 2015 02:56 PM
because STRs have already been to committee, well get four a side here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 02:57 PM
David King has a petition. he reports 571 signatures, assuming this supports new regs. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 02:57 PM
RT @PeteGilcrease: 1,487 signatures against new STR regs @MKanin https://t.co/CUOq1LhK4W September 17, 2015 02:59 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 3PM

lots of hammering on industry here from opening speaker. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:02 PM
lots of hammering on industry here from opening speaker. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:02 PM
next speaker boils this down to 12 bad actors; wonders why #atxgov hasnt done anything. #atxcouncil #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:05 PM
RT @PeteGilcrease: @MKanin Here’s a list of the bad actors. TX att gen had to force code enforcement to release this information. http://t September 17, 2015 03:08 PM
anti-reg change reps up now. argue that current regs work, and that no changes are necessary. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:14 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Speaker says Tovo has added to the proposal out of the public’s eye #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 03:14 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo says she posted her amendments on the council message board on Aug. 19 #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 03:14 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo said she brought up issues in June and has also talked about them way before that #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 03:15 PM
anti-reg side also presses #atxcouncil to make sure that current mgmt enforces regs on books. #atxgov September 17, 2015 03:15 PM
#STRITUP citcom ends. we move along to action. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 03:20 PM
.@gregoriocasar kicks it off with background on where his committee went with STRs #STRITUP #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 03:21 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Sometimes I fear for you, Michael."
@DanKeshet do the all caps in the hashtag convey a Boston hardcore aesthetic? Just wondering… September 17, 2015 03:23 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Sometimes I fear for you, Michael."
@DanKeshet also. You should probably totally fear for me. September 17, 2015 03:23 PM
seems @gregoriocasar pitch could push some STR decisions until after today. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:24 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests #atxcouncil pass out what committee passed. #atxgov #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 03:25 PM
MPT @kathietovo pushes for her colleagues to vote on entire slate of STR rules today. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:26 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that there have been many opportunities (7 hrs worth, she says) to discuss new STR regs. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:27 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin https://t.co/6I5zLoDDe9"
@DanKeshet YES September 17, 2015 03:28 PM
#atxcouncil will first take up inspection element in proposed new STR regs. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:29 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Invite over 14 of your closest friends/triplets and play it real loud"
@DanKeshet …in #atxcouncil chambers? September 17, 2015 03:29 PM
RT @AndraCLim: I believe this is Gallo resolution: http://t.co/tAFFkk91qR #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 03:30 PM
RT @AndraCLim: I believe this is Gallo resolution: http://t.co/tAFFkk91qR #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 03:30 PM
Code discussing what it would do to enforce new regs. operative quote: we could still be denied entry #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:32 PM
Code: wed need a warrant (oh hey, 4th amendment!). state law doesnt allow warrant on zoning code violations. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:33 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Adler: Can you issue violation even if you can’t enter property? City atty: We need to see a violation to issue citation #at September 17, 2015 03:35 PM
.@sherigalloD10 notes that w new regs citation moves from municipal court to admin process. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:37 PM
.@sherigallod10 calls on staff to illustrate difference. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:37 PM
difference: lower burden of proof at admin hearing process. #atxcouncil #Atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:38 PM
RT @juliamontgomery: Dangerous waters #ATXCouncil is wading into: holding #atxSTR operators *guilty until proven innocent* on familial rela September 17, 2015 03:41 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Garza: How is this any different, if the person in STR can deny access? #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 03:41 PM
.@sherigallod10 says that language changes could empower code officers if permission is given. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:42 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks Code about current occ limits on STRs. Code puts it at 6 in most places, like in rest of #atxgov code. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 03:43 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo: Occupancy limits currently in place for single-family residential areas. We are not making change to STR occupancy lim September 17, 2015 03:45 PM
inspections at occupied STRs pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:47 PM
nays: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgo #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 03:47 PM
off the dais: @dgarzaford2 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:47 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to inspections required to get a Type 2 STR license. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:48 PM
Code supports idea, which would look at septic, property during application and renewal. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:50 PM
.@d5kitchen wants to know why inspection AND certificate of occupancy is necessary. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:51 PM
staff: should be part of a three option set-up. third-party, #atxgov inspection, c/o? #atxcouncil #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:51 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that C/Os could be dated, given age of home in question. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:52 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that C/Os could be dated, given age of home in question. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:52 PM
.@mayoradler wonders if type 2 STRs out of compliance is an issue #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP. staff: i wouldnt say its a problem… September 17, 2015 03:54 PM
but staff arguing for proactive approach here, get to issue before it develops. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:54 PM
.@mayoradler wonders if issues are more prevalent w type 2 than w type 1. staff: yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:55 PM
.@mayoradler wonders why type 2s are more of an issue. staff: (too boos, applause) : because the are commercial #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:56 PM
.@ellenforaustin wonders if inspections go for long term rentals. staff; nope. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:56 PM
.@ellenforaustin: we clearly have a problem w bad actors, but doesnt seem sold on pre-license inspections. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:57 PM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that complaints are more w noise, nuisance of occupants. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:58 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders how 2 Code officers can cover thousands of STRs. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:58 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes #atxgov doesnt enforce current rules as is #atxcouncil #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:59 PM
.@oraatx1 asks if #atxgov inspects frat houses. staff: yup (cue applause) #atxcouncil #STRITUP September 17, 2015 03:59 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 4PM

RT @AndraCLim: Houston: Do we inspect B&Bs? Smart: Yes, along with hotels, motels, fraternities, sororities, group homes #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 04:00 PM
.@sherigallod10 back at @donzimmermanatx, notes third party inspectors, implies workload could shift there. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:01 PM
seems @ellenforaustin pushing for language where c/o=inspection certificate #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:04 PM
Code head says that c/os older than 10 years should also have to have an inspection. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:06 PM
.@ellenforaustin moves for either/or language w c/o & cert of inspect. but offers vague definition of c/o age. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:07 PM
ah. staff would define resonable age for c/o age during ord crafting. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:09 PM
.@ellenforaustin amendment in. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:10 PM
abstain: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 04:11 PM
and the amended version of the pre-inspection rule passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:11 PM
and the amended version of the pre-inspection rule passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:11 PM
nays: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 04:12 PM
and we move along to liability insurance coverage mandate. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:12 PM
AndraCLim "Whoops I think Zimmerman may have voted “no” per @MKanin. He abstained on the vote immediately prior #atxcouncil"
@AndraCLim mayor initially said he abstained, then said no. i think it was no. September 17, 2015 04:13 PM
.@gregoriocasar will abstain here. concerned about cost escallation. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:14 PM
.@gregoriocasar wants the exact cost here. he says hes heard $15-50 anually or monthly. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:15 PM
.@sherigallod10 shaking her head no at idea that insurance will cost $500 anually. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:16 PM
one speaker suggests that median cost for liability insurance is $1500 annually. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:17 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Gallo says provision is meant to urge STR-1s to ensure they have liability in property insurance #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 04:17 PM
.@donzimmermanatx doesnt like this one. suggests that #atxgov doesnt have standing to mandate liability insurance. #atxcouncil #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:19 PM
.@donzimmerman says, besides, we dont revoke any licenses. implies no incentive here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:20 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that STR operators should want to have adequate insurance coverage anyway. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:21 PM
.@gregoriocasar notes steep difference in numbers on insurance, seems unwilling to vote for this one. #Atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:22 PM
.@ellenforaustin looking for an indication about what properties have insurance, and how much. staff: no idea. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:23 PM
.@mayoradler votes against this one. also says that he feels #atxcouncil isnt ready to do comprehensive policy yet. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:24 PM
tally on liability insurance: yeas: 4 (@katietovo, @d3forpio, @poolforaustin, @sherigallod10) #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:25 PM
nays: 6 off the dais: 1 (@gregoriocasar) #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:26 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to item that would prohibit the clustering of Type-2 STRs. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:26 PM
.@d5kitchen supports idea to address clustering, not clear on specifics yet. this would start process. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:27 PM
.@mayoradler notes that clustering results in some of the most horrific issues here. supports. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:28 PM
.@mayoradler notes that clustering results in some of the most horrific issues here. supports. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:28 PM
.@donzimmermanatx supports this one. notes that previous #atxcouncil have made zoning decisions that are getting trumped #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:28 PM
clustering passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:29 PM
we move to occupancy limits. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:29 PM
.@sherigallod10 couples administrative process w occupancy limits, says code could write citation on count. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:32 PM
again, @sherigallod10 notes that burden of proof about occupant count is on property owner. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:33 PM
.@sherigallod10 adds note that occupants would be further capped by bedroom counts. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:33 PM
of course, #atxgov has not always had an easy time defining what a bedroom is…http://t.co/FfjB26s8SP #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:35 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar makes point that #atxcouncil drawing line between STRs and other residential properties with occupancy limit item September 17, 2015 04:36 PM
.@gregoriocasar runs down committee vote on this topic. was not an easy one…#atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:36 PM
.@donzimmermanatx raises concern about administrative hearings process. suggests it flips burden. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 04:38 PM
.@donzimmermanatx also gets right to heart of complaint-based code enforcement: use of complaints as a weapon. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:39 PM
RT @lizpagano: @MKanin I, for one, look forward to the dawn of stealth-TRs September 17, 2015 04:40 PM
#atxcouncil approves administrative process. yeas: 10 #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:42 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:43 PM
and here we go, trying to get into the definition of what a bedroom is. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:45 PM
…and, unless i missed it, #atxcouncil didnt go down that road. that definition could be very tricky. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:46 PM
.@oraatx1 suggests she doesnt care whether STR occupants are related or not #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:48 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Adler: This is to differentiate between a family of 8 and 8 college kids on a bachelor party #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 04:48 PM
.@oraatx1 also suggests that family reunions could be a nuisance too…#atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:49 PM
.@oraatx1 also suggests that family reunions could be a nuisance too…#atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:49 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes that 15 unrelated people can still raise hell from the comfort of their own home. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:51 PM
.@donzimmermanatx: we should enforce existing laws. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:52 PM
.@oraatx1 suggests if nuisance is created by on-property owner, neighbors could address homeowner directly. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:53 PM
.@d5kitchen suggests that 6 friends might not be a problem. calls issue knotty #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:55 PM
RT @lizpagano: Maybe they should allow six friends, but only if they are BEST friends, you know? #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:55 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves to strike the word unrelated from limits #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:56 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo: We’re talking about places operating at hotels. When I call a hotel, they don’t ask me about the relationships. #atxco September 17, 2015 04:58 PM
RT @lizpagano: From @tylercwhitson : “What if it’s a man and 26 dogs?” #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:58 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks whether new rules allow code enough room to cite from doorstep on occupancy counts. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 04:59 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 5PM

Code head says that the unrelated language has made it more difficult to cite. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:00 PM
RT @ericwg: @MKanin If you say “room with a bed” then you need to define futon. September 17, 2015 05:00 PM
breathesgelatin "@MKanin I think there’s something about having a closet? for example an apartment with a “study” – the study doesn’t have a closet."
@breathesgelatin yeah, i think thats part of it. it was a very fraught discussion during the great stealth dorm fight of 2012. September 17, 2015 05:05 PM
.@ellenforaustin not into unrelated strike. argues that #atxcouncil would be holding STR owners to different standard #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:08 PM
.@ellenforaustin says other changes give Code enough power as it is. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:09 PM
BrandonTucker "@MKanin speaking of “language” i’m cracking up over how “McMansion” has become an official term now at #atxcouncil."
that one goes back a ways, @BrandonTucker September 17, 2015 05:09 PM
.@mayoradler also finds trouble with striking unrelated. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:10 PM
RT @lubomudrov: Appreciate @EllenforAustin but have to note Code already has the authority to implement admin hearing process since last No September 17, 2015 05:10 PM
.@d5kitchen will also vote against strike. clear frustration from one new regs backer, who gets up & walks off. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:11 PM
.@dgarzaford2 also has a problem w language change. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 05:12 PM
.@dgarzaford2 also has a problem w language change. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 05:12 PM
.@d5kitchen suggests that #atxcouncil come back to occupancy. move along to MPT @kathietovo amends next. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:14 PM
#atxcouncil tables occupancy limits for time being. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:15 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves into her amendments on STRs #STRITUP #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 05:15 PM
first MPT @kathietovo amendment would underscore prohibition of use of STRs for gatherings of +10 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:17 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Now we are onto Tovo’s amendments, found here: http://t.co/JEyRBtXbMY #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 05:17 PM
.@dgarzaford2 argues first MPT @kathietovo amend gets to the meat of problem. @mayoradler 2nds that thought. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:19 PM
seems this one should go through pretty easily. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:19 PM
#atxcouncil working on language that would stipulate that advertising an STR is fair evidence. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:22 PM
.@sherigallod10 wonders, again, why #atxgov hasnt enforced existing prohibitions on mass gatherings here. #atxcouncil #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:23 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders how many properties w 5, 6 bedrooms are registered. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:25 PM
staff promises to get those numbers to @donzimmermanatx. Zim cant vote for item w.out data. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 05:25 PM
.@ellenforaustin supports use of advertising. worries that other portion puts a hard cap on STR occupancy #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:26 PM
MPT @kathietovo argues that her intention isnt really aimed at occupancy limit here, more aimed at gatherings. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:28 PM
.@ellenforaustin arguing for nonspecific occupancy cap here (no 10). #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 05:34 PM
and, with that, #atxcouncil hits its dinner break. will be back at about 6:45. #atxgov yr @austinmonitor team head for burgers! September 17, 2015 05:35 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 7PM

much of #atxcouncil has returned from the dinner break. we should be set to go soon. #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:12 PM
and, indeed, were back. #atxcouncil #atxgov probably #STRITUP September 17, 2015 07:15 PM
oh wait. a few quick items before we return to #STIRITUP #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:15 PM
Item 90
item 90 is first. public hearing, with no one interested in speaking. #atxcouncil #atxgov its about the tax rate. September 17, 2015 07:16 PM
Item 90
item 90 is first. public hearing, with no one interested in speaking. #atxcouncil #atxgov its about the tax rate. September 17, 2015 07:16 PM
#atxcouncil closes final public hearing on ad velorum tax rate. #atxgov 90 September 17, 2015 07:18 PM
Item 8
with that, #atxcouncil returns to finish out item 8. 8 is the Whisper Valley water infrastructure…thing. #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:18 PM
#atxgov financial staff has additional language, seems all parties here are in agreement pending #atxcouncil approval September 17, 2015 07:19 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves approval. gets a quick second from @d3forpio. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:21 PM
.@dgarzaford2 says she has so many concerns re this project, precedent set her for rescheduling payments. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:21 PM
.@oraatx1 also has concerns about precedent. broadens these to include uses of PUDs to expand growth. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:23 PM
MPT @kathietovo will vote for 8, despite concerns re: request for fee waivers #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:26 PM
.@poolforaustin notes that price point for homes in whisper valley ($150k, or so, she says) is key to her yes vote. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:28 PM
8 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:28 PM
abstain: @dgarzaford2 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:29 PM
Item 79
#atxcouncil will next ppd item 79 until oct 15. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:29 PM
Item 80
#atxcouncil moves along to item 80, which would release a handful of lots from wastewater impact fees #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:30 PM
80 passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:31 PM
off the dais: MPT @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:31 PM
Item 81
#atxcouncil moves along to item 81. this is an eminent domain proceeding for property in the onion creek buyout zone. #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:32 PM
staff: w.out eminent domain, #TravCo would seize property for property taxes. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:33 PM
seems at the end of the day #atxgov liens for trash clearing may not got paid? either way, it passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 07:34 PM
abstain: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:34 PM
Item 83
#atxcouncil moves along to item 83. rezone of 11200 N Ranch Road 620 to CS, w conditions. #atxgov seems well get a quick public hearing September 17, 2015 07:36 PM
Item 83
#atxcouncil moves along to item 83. rezone of 11200 N Ranch Road 620 to CS, w conditions. #atxgov seems well get a quick public hearing September 17, 2015 07:36 PM
#atxcouncil approves CS zoning on first reading for 83. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:52 PM
Item 87
#atxcouncil gambles that flood plain variance for item 87 will not take too long. and we move to that next. #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:53 PM
.@ellentroxclair introduces. notes land owner wasnt interested in options offered by #atxgov, so were headed for vote #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 07:54 PM
this is on a flood plain variance. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:54 PM
.@ellenforaustin moves for disapproval of flood plain variance. passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:58 PM
abstains: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 07:58 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 8PM

#atxcouncil has 7 items left, including solar, megabus, and the end of #STRITUP #atxgov September 17, 2015 08:00 PM
33 folks signed up on solar. all in favor of report in item. #atxcouncil #atxgov seems there is an agreement there for 30 mins of speaking September 17, 2015 08:01 PM
now were back to #STRITUP #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 08:01 PM
.@mayoradler gets us going w a grandfathering question: do existing STRs get grandfatherd in under new rules. #Atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:02 PM
seems not much room for grandfathering here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:03 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that occupancy and gatherings are at center of current discussion. frames it as one issue. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 08:05 PM
.@gregoriocasar: #atxcouncil should decide on a limit for how many human beings we should allow Code to see on property. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:06 PM
.@dgarzaford2 draws distinction between loud gatherings and big gatherings. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:08 PM
just cause you see somebody there it doesnt mean they are staying the night–@gregoriocasar. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STIRITUP September 17, 2015 08:10 PM
.@gregoriocasar angling for simple occupancy definition. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 08:12 PM
.@ellenforaustin moves to strike the hard 10 number in MPT @kathietovo amendment. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:13 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that removal of number would result in STR-hosted weddings. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:13 PM
staff suggests that #atxcouncil prohibit events, not a hard number of occupants. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:14 PM
staff suggests that #atxcouncil prohibit events, not a hard number of occupants. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:14 PM
.@ellenforaustin pitch would, according to #atxgov, ban all gatherings; weddings, house shows, etc. #atxcouncil #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:15 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Tovo says without limiting to 10, still could have parties with up to 50 people. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 08:16 PM
.@d3forpio says STR parties happen weekly. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:18 PM
RT @lubomudrov: Can someone explain how a limit of six people on a property is not an abridgment of the const right of freedom of associati September 17, 2015 08:19 PM
.@mayoradler would favor simple ban on gathering. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:20 PM
looks like the vague ban on gatherings at STRs may stick here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:21 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Gallo wants to add “concerts” to list of forbidden gatherings. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 08:22 PM
lubomudrov "Can someone explain how a limit of six people on a property is not an abridgment of the const right of freedom of association? #atxcouncil"
.@lubomudrov i mean, ban on gatherings sounds pretty bad #martiallaw September 17, 2015 08:23 PM
the gatherings amendment passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:24 PM
abstain: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 08:25 PM
MPT @kathietovo looking 4 rest of what can be done tonight. says suspension of all new Type2 licenses critical #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:26 PM
this MPT @kathietovo amendment would also have us all back here to talk about impact of new rules in 6 months. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:27 PM
RT @ericwg: This isnt a party officer, its a constitutional political speech show protected by freedom of association in NAACP v Alabama. September 17, 2015 08:28 PM
MPT @kathietovo says that use of homes in neighborhoods as STRs is not best use of land. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:29 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Tovo is says our housing stock is being converted in to mini-hotels. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 08:29 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Tovo: We’ve got families with children moving out of central neighborhoods. Sees STRs as contributing to this. #atxcounc September 17, 2015 08:30 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that former #atxcouncil allowence of licensed STRs has degraded condition of neighborhoods #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:31 PM
MPT @kathietovo laying out seven suggested amendments to new STR regs #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:33 PM
.@kathietovo amendment 2 would limit STRs to comm. zoned areas, also require CU permits for existing Type2s #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:35 PM
.@kathietovo amendment 2 would limit STRs to comm. zoned areas, also require CU permits for existing Type2s #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:35 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Tovo wants to repeal provision that allows up to 25 percent of multifamily to be STR. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 08:35 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves approval of measure that would suspend all new STR-2 licenses. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:37 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Pool: By grandfathering older STRs, we are increasing your value. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 08:44 PM
juliogatx "I’m not even some big STR supporter – I just really respect the time & energy put into trying to win big through a thousand small cuts"
@juliogatx also a singular focus on returning to business left unfinished after initial ordinance passed September 17, 2015 08:46 PM
.@sherigallod10 argues against ban here, suggests that licensing allows for more compliance #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:47 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Code says they do cite and fine unlicensed STR to try to force registration. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 08:50 PM
.@gregoriocasar cites long report from NY AGs office that says outright ban is unsuccessful. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:52 PM
.@gregoriocasar notes 8k listings in NYC, where STRs illegal. still unsure how to achieve success here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:54 PM
.@gregoriocasar would be okay w cap, trial period to assess success. repeats concern w outright ban #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:55 PM
MPT @kathietovo checking with legal staff to be sure that #atxcouncil could halt issuance of licenses. legal says yes. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 08:58 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 9PM

.@dgarzaford2 looking for ways to give existing code teeth. argues for @kathietovo ban. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:01 PM
.@poolforaustin will also support moratorium. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:02 PM
.@donzimmermanatx: two bad choices on MPT @kathietovo ban. yes=build underground/no=endorsement of parties. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:04 PM
.@donzimmermanatx underscores fact that he believes that ban doesnt address core problem. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:05 PM
.@mayoradler suggests that coming vote will be not fully informed. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:07 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Adler: I think we’re about to vote w/o adequate information. I don’t know what impact of ban will be. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 09:07 PM
seems @mayoradler supports ban under notion it is a moratorium, and that #atxcouncil will revisit in 6 months (w more data) #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:09 PM
.@ellenforaustin moves to add language in attempt to clarify that ban is actually 6 months suspension. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:10 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests #atxcouncil period in @kathietovo ban may not be enough. says that a year is a better approach. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:11 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests #atxcouncil period in @kathietovo ban may not be enough. says that a year is a better approach. #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:11 PM
.@oraatx1 says she prefers indefinite suspension. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:11 PM
RT @JennCurington: CM Houston: elderly residents of D1 don’t complain about bad STRs because they’re fearful of making neighbors mad #ATXco September 17, 2015 09:13 PM
#atxcouncil amends @kathietovo ban to increase to a year. #atxgov #STRITUP yeas: 9 September 17, 2015 09:15 PM
nays: 2 (@oraatx1, @donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 09:15 PM
one-year moratorium in. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:16 PM
nays: @kathietovo, @poolforaustin and i think @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:17 PM
RT @civicanalytics: @MKanin this all sounds vaguely familiar #stealthdorms September 17, 2015 09:18 PM
.@gregoriocasar trying to install metrics around moratorium. focused on how many STRs will go underground #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:18 PM
.@gregoriocasar appears worried undergound STR chasing distracts from what he sees as main effort (nuisance) #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:20 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Gallo: My vote for moratorium does not mean I want to eliminate STR Type 2s permanently. I want compliance. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 09:21 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Troxclair: I’m shocked we are sitting here having this conversation. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 09:22 PM
LillyRockwell "Troxclair: I’m shocked we are sitting here having this conversation. #atxcouncil"
@LillyRockwell some members of the media might agree. September 17, 2015 09:22 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Troxclair: This was supposed to be about enforcement. It’s unfair to STR owners who are here. #atxcouncil September 17, 2015 09:22 PM
.@gregoriocasar might also consider a cap on total number of licenses. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:24 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Troxclair wants to focus on cracking down on bad actors. Doesn’t like the ban on Type 2s. (Think she voted for the ban.) September 17, 2015 09:24 PM
MPT @kathietovo looking for provision that would ensure that moratorium wouldnt expire before new #atxcouncil vote #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:26 PM
.@kathietovo move for back to #atxcouncil before exp on moratorium passes yeas: 7 #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:28 PM
nays: @GregorioCasar, @SheriGalloD10,@ellenforaustin, @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 09:29 PM
vote on @kathietovo amendment 1 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:29 PM
vote on @kathietovo amendment 1 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:29 PM
abstain: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP #zimcity September 17, 2015 09:30 PM
nay: @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 09:30 PM
Item 77
and with that #atxcouncil moves away from #STRITUP (again) and heads over to pick up solar power item 77. #atxgov September 17, 2015 09:31 PM
but first: @donzimmermanatx has awarded jr code compliance officer badges to @kathietovo and @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil #atxgov #levity? September 17, 2015 09:32 PM
now back to yr regularly scheduled #atxcouncil fun #atxgov September 17, 2015 09:32 PM
last we heard on solar item was (from @dgarzaforD2) that #atxcouncil would take 30 mins of testimony. #atxgov September 17, 2015 09:34 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 10PM

#atxcouncil continues to hear testimony supporting the 600 mw of solar goal. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:07 PM
TinaBuiAustin "Props to @MKanin @AndraCLim @LillyRockwell for great coverage of #STRITUP Issue. Thnx!"
@TinaBuiAustin thanks! September 17, 2015 10:07 PM
#atxcouncil ready for action on 77. @dgarzaford2 moves approval. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:10 PM
seems at least more than a few #atxcouncil members want to affirm 600 mw (again) today. AE looking to show options. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:16 PM
options could include staged purchases up to 600mw. risks of various plans, etc. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:16 PM
.@d3forpio wants to be sure that AE will bring back complete true cost study based on 600mw demand. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:22 PM
.@donzimmermanatx will vote against 600mw, says ironically, this will help me keep a campaign promise to break up AE #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:24 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that #atxcouncil decision on 600mw of solar will force dereg of AE from Lege. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:25 PM
77 passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:26 PM
nays: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:26 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves ppd on remainder of STR amendments until next meeting. #atxcouncil #atxgov #STRITUP September 17, 2015 10:27 PM
the ppd of #STRITUP happens by consent (right word?), sans vote. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:28 PM
Item 86
#atxcouncil moves along to item 86, the megabus item. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:29 PM
Item 86
#atxcouncil moves along to item 86, the megabus item. #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:29 PM
and i have to check out for the night. be sure to read your @austinmonitor tomorrow. thanks much for following along! #atxcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 10:30 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin OK help me out here. So there was no final vote on STR, right? So they have not officially approved anything yet?"
@LillyRockwell thats what it seems like to me. and to mayor staff and to PIO. so…yes? September 17, 2015 10:30 PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 11PM

littlefieldmark "@LillyRockwell @MKanin A few amendments passed, but the resolution did not, correct? Next meeting is10/1, I guess. Fun times! #STRITUP #FAIL"
@littlefieldmark @LillyRockwell yeah, I think the passed amendments stay passed, but vote on full thing comes next week? September 17, 2015 11:19 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin @littlefieldmark Yeah that is what I thought too but there is still confusion on whether an STR vote is coming tonight."
@LillyRockwell @littlefieldmark so they would pass res tonight and then amend next week? September 17, 2015 11:21 PM
@cynth…for posterity https://t.co/mM0mA4jTej September 17, 2015 11:24 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: @MKanin @littlefieldmark At this point I just want to go to bed and know my story isn’t wrong saying they postponed a vo September 17, 2015 11:24 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin @littlefieldmark At this point I just want to go to bed and know my story isn’t wrong saying they postponed a vote."
Like 100 percent, @LillyRockwell @littlefieldmark September 17, 2015 11:24 PM
RT @bbencivengo: @LillyRockwell @MKanin @littlefieldmark confusion in the room as well. Working on getting a clarification. September 17, 2015 11:25 PM
So. #STRITUP may continue this evening. Awaiting clarification. #ATXcouncil #atxgov September 17, 2015 11:26 PM
Meanwhile in #atxcouncil Mwgabus news… https://t.co/pkxgG7uCqE September 17, 2015 11:30 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin @juliamontgomery @AURAatx Same conditions as Planning Council CUP or…?"
Wasn’t in the room, @DanKeshet @juliamontgomery @AURAatx do you know @lizpagano? September 17, 2015 11:32 PM
RT @emblizario: @MKanin @juliamontgomery @AURAatx As long as they don’t tear down Strickland Propane I’m cool with it September 17, 2015 11:33 PM
So, according to this, seems no final action taken yet today on #STRITUP (@LillyRockwell & @lizpagano)? https://t.co/av21hc9PTE September 17, 2015 11:36 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin @LillyRockwell No, they are just deciding now."
@lizpagano @LillyRockwell okay tuning in #STRITUP #jammiesedition September 17, 2015 11:37 PM
bbencivengo "@LillyRockwell @MKanin @littlefieldmark Just want to make sure y’all caught that conversation?"
@bbencivengo @LillyRockwell @littlefieldmark seems we heard some stuff but then did no stuff? September 17, 2015 11:39 PM
RT @bbencivengo: @LillyRockwell @MKanin @littlefieldmark – @MayorAdler confirmed postponement. September 17, 2015 11:41 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: @bbencivengo @MKanin @littlefieldmark @MayorAdler Thanks, appreciate the update September 17, 2015 11:41 PM
RT @littlefieldmark: @MKanin @bbencivengo @LillyRockwell Did someone give us all acid? Is this a bad trip? Is @lizpagano the Walrus? September 17, 2015 11:41 PM
bbencivengo "@LillyRockwell @MKanin @littlefieldmark – @MayorAdler confirmed postponement."
Thanks tons for clarifying @bbencivengo September 17, 2015 11:42 PM
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