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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 9.22.2016

Monday, September 26, 2016 by Michael Kanin

TickTock for Friday, September 23, 2016

Participants:

MKanin 392

eraycollins 7

AKMcGlinchy 4

lubomudrov 3

tcb 2

slyarak 2

JeffStensland 2

brwittstruck 2

McRahm 1

DanKeshet 1

PatrickSvitek 1

cubbie9000 1

juliamontgomery 1

paul_cauduro 1

jenniferinc 1

JackCraver 1

CrestviewGate 1

MykleT 1

BenHollandATX 1

BoDelp 1

ericwg 1

dzehr 1

Thursday, September 22, 2016 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil, where you, me, & everyone we know will be talking about the Grove until forever. #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:27 AM
check out @lizpagano’s TipSheet (if yr an All Access @austinmonitor reader) for details: https://t.co/5lbROBJBXn #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:28 AM
eraycollins "Increased security? @MKanin"
@eraycollins not yet September 22, 2016 09:55 AM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 10AM

we’re waiting on a 10am announcement from the Mayor about something re: music. we’ve been told this’ll happen at 10 #atxcouncil #atgov September 22, 2016 10:03 AM
cultural arts services contracts will be at 1pm or later #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:05 AM
Here is what that @MayorAdler music announcement is about #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/qVCBUVsb2p September 22, 2016 10:07 AM
hey all @TheeChad is covering the venue mini bond thing for @austinmonitor. if you haven’t already, give him a follow…#atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:11 AM
AKMcGlinchy "So does this mean the city would own some of Austin’s most iconic music venues?? https://t.co/lRUEufkIzP"
@AKMcGlinchy @MayorAdler great question–prolly loans, but we’ll find out… September 22, 2016 10:13 AM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin Do those hyperlinks work?"
@cubbie9000 CLICK HARDER September 22, 2016 10:16 AM
#atxcouncil under way. @MayorAdler kicking off w the music venue mini bond program. we hear this is like crowd-funding for venues #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:19 AM
AKMcGlinchy "So does this mean the city would own some of Austin’s most iconic music venues?? https://t.co/lRUEufkIzP"
@AKMcGlinchy @MayorAdler word is, this is like crowd funding, city wouldnt own venues, mini investment ops for…whomever September 22, 2016 10:19 AM
@MayorAdler: loss of Liberty Lunch, Armadillo cost #atxgov “a piece of our soul” #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:20 AM
@MayorAdler: this is not gov’t dollars, hoping regular folks get involved #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:21 AM
ULI will also get involved in study of venues on Red River #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:21 AM
some amount of irony here in that Liberty Lunch was felled to make way for #atxgov City Hall #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 10:22 AM
MPT @kathietovo sending her aid, Karen Perkins, off with a distinguished services award #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:23 AM
AKMcGlinchy "So investment, but no ownership? Or are we looking at music venues becoming co-ops? I have many questions. https://t.co/eByVKSWTZi"
@AKMcGlinchy from what i understand, its like micro-funding. I imagine there is some return for investors? Perhaps ownership? (1/2) September 22, 2016 10:24 AM
MKanin "@AKMcGlinchy from what i understand, its like micro-funding. I imagine there is some return for investors? Perhaps ownership? (1/2)"
@AKMcGlinchy but no #atxgov dollars will be used (2/2) September 22, 2016 10:25 AM
AKMcGlinchy "Do you understand the “bond” portion of it then? https://t.co/KoZNPTyggh"
@AKMcGlinchy *perhaps* a misnomer? September 22, 2016 10:25 AM
that all done, we move ahead to today’s business…#atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:26 AM
Item 78
item 78 will be ppd to 10.20 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:26 AM
pulled: 5, 6, 9 (1pm TC), 18 & 61, 21, 27, 45 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:29 AM
should note, @EllenforAustin absent from dais as the day begins #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:30 AM
MPT @kathietovo announces (prompted by @DGarzaforD2) she’ll dedicate rest of her office budget for temp restroom pilot #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:31 AM
RT @DanKeshet: Mayor Adler announces Austin music to be rescued by VC-backed San Francisco startup. https://t.co/82geI77Mnk September 22, 2016 10:32 AM
now speakers on consent agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:32 AM
quick cx: Liberty Lunch was at 405 W 2nd, so the next block over. it was not cleared to make way for city hall. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:39 AM
MPT @kathietovo calls sobriety center a “fabulous resource,” as it is about to be created #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:44 AM
#atxcouncil approves consent, with usual changes from @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:49 AM
@MayorAdler takes explains the day. items 54, 65, 73 will all start public hearings at 2. 1pm will be Zach scott. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:51 AM
seems cactus rose and st james church action will be earlier than the Grove #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:51 AM
also, look for a 5pm dinner break #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:52 AM
Item 4
with that, we move to item 4. 4 is for a $ bump for CodeNEXT consultants. September 22, 2016 10:53 AM
David King up to express frustration w process here. says advisory body was not informed #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:53 AM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 11AM

@D5Kitchen getting into public engagement segment of Opticos contract. should hear a firm plan on this in coming weeks #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:08 AM
@DonZimmermanATX will vote against deal, calls the whole thing overly complicated, impossible to pull off. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:11 AM
4 passes anyway. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:11 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:12 AM
Item 50
item 50 comes w agreement. will go on 2nd reading, 3rd reading w ord next time #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:13 AM
Item 51
item 51 will be consent 2, 3 readings #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:13 AM
Item 52
item 52, will be consent 2nd, 3rd readings #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:14 AM
Item 55
item 55 ready for consent on first reading #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:14 AM
Item 56
item 56 ready for consent 1st reading #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:14 AM
Item 57
item 57 ready for consent on first reading #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:15 AM
Item 58
item 58 is ready for consent on 1st reading #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:15 AM
Item 59
item 59 will be ppd to 10.13 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:15 AM
Item 60
item 60 ready for consent 1st reading #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:16 AM
PatrickSvitek "@ndhapple The last 36 hours of my life would have been so much different if I had not missed this"
@PatrickSvitek @ndhapple whut?! September 22, 2016 11:16 AM
Item 61
item 61 (related to 18) is discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:17 AM
Item 62
item 62 ready for consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:17 AM
Item 63
item 63 is ready for consent on first reading #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:17 AM
Item 64
item 64 is set for ppd to 11.13 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:17 AM
Item 65
item 65 is discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:17 AM
Item 66
item 66 will be ppd to 10.13 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:18 AM
Item 67
item 67 is w.drawn by applicant #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:18 AM
Item 68
item 68 is ready for consent on first reading #atcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:18 AM
Item 69
item 69 is ppd to 11.10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:19 AM
Item 70
item 70 is ppd to 11.10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:19 AM
Item 71
item 71 is consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:19 AM
Item 72
item 72 is ppd (nh request) to 10.13 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:20 AM
Item 73
item 73 is the effing Grove and it will be discussed until we all want to explode #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:20 AM
consent zoning passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:22 AM
Item 5
#atxcouncil moves along to item 5, this is the lobbying ordinance. a few cleanup amends, should pass easily #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:24 AM
@PoolforAustin into her wrap on lobbying ord. calls it an “important improvement” to transparency, good govt. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:24 AM
@PoolforAustin also thanks colleagues for input, says it made the ord better #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:25 AM
@MayorAdler thanks @PoolforAustin, says ord is a good improvement #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:26 AM
@DGarzaforD2 offers amend to raise fee on lobbying registration. @DonZimmermanATX objects, worries it may be illegal #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:27 AM
#atxgov law says cost of service study will link registration directly to use, will ensure legality. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:28 AM
fee here, if amend passes, would be $300 for registration #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:29 AM
@PoolforAustin: fee proceeds will “go directly” to City Clerk for administration of registry #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:29 AM
amend passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:31 AM
nays: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:31 AM
@GregCasar angling to clarify paid lobbyists only have to check in w scheduled meetings. excludes in-the-hall contact #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:42 AM
to be clear: that means an incidental contact. @PoolforAustin argues it could just be noted on calendar #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:43 AM
@GregCasar notes that this could force violations when CMs are contacted “just trying to get to elevator” #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:44 AM
speakers now up on lobbying regs #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:44 AM
@DGarzaforD2 notes that $300 fee remains as it has been. doesn’t raise fees. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:45 AM
LWV rep Francis McIntyre up. supports, notes regs are not onerous #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:47 AM
@DonZimmermanATX returns to idea that #atxgov city staff “is the most powerful lobby group in the state of texas” #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 11:53 AM
@DonZimmermanATX tried to get Fred Lewis to bite on that idea. Lewis doesn’t know of any where else staff have to lobby #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:55 AM
@GregCasar ready w his amend. again, clarifies sign only for sched meetings. is friendly to @PoolforAustin and is in #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:57 AM
5, new lobbying rules, pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:58 AM
Nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:58 AM
15 speakers for ACVB budget, 9 for champions tract. all that before the big items of the day. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:59 AM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12PM

#atxcouncil breaks now for lunch and #citcom #atxgov will be back at 1. September 22, 2016 12:00 PM
@MayorAdler on list of Living Cities disruptive leaders…#atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/HUE6lFylwr September 22, 2016 12:11 PM
@Aloha_Analytics thanks. We’ll let her know September 22, 2016 12:56 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 2PM

Item 18
back from lunch a bit late. #atxcouncil is picking things up with item 18, the Champion tract #atxgov September 22, 2016 02:08 PM
paul_cauduro "@MKanin Did that guy just say that Austin can’t zone because its comp plan is lacking a certain element?"
@paul_cauduro sorry, missed it. September 22, 2016 02:51 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3PM

Item 18
item 18, Champion tract passes on 2nd reading. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:00 PM
abstain: @PoolforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:00 PM
this’ll be back for 3rd reading…#atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:01 PM
Item 6
#atxcouncil moves along to item 6. 6 is the Austin Convention Center & visitors bureau budget #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:02 PM
MPT @kathietovo homing in on reserve funds. CFO says $3m reserves are typically for future conventions #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:04 PM
new balance of ACVB reserve after $2+m reserve withdrawal is c. $800k. were trying to replenish w this budget year #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:04 PM
MPT @kathietovo pushing for more $$s for heritage tourism. moves to make that happen, using HOT revs #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:08 PM
ACVB says it would cut $200k from its budget reserved for heritage tourism if MPT @kathietovo succeeds w her carve-out #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 03:14 PM
ACVB staff says it should focus more on diversity outreach, will reach out to A-A, hispanic, LGBT communities #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:15 PM
MPT @kathietovo into it with ACVB staff about budget revenue. maintains that #atxgov contribution to ACVB is same as last year #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 03:25 PM
MPT @kathietovo adds that #atxgov, in her plan, would keep a larger portion of HOT #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:26 PM
@DonZimmermanATX pitching the idea of using HOT $s for crowd control. ACVB staff: we/hoteliers’d worry $s all go to PD #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:31 PM
RT @civicanalytics: I’m in favor, but I think ppl may be misreading the TXP study re the 1,200 jobs lost. @MKanin https://t.co/SwEBql1NpN September 22, 2016 03:33 PM
RT @civicanalytics: I believe that’s the jobs equivalent of lower output in the industry category, not 1,200 jobs or, worse, 1,200 musician… September 22, 2016 03:34 PM
RT @civicanalytics: In fact, while it’s difficult to be precise b/c of margin of error & occupational groupings jobs in musician category a… September 22, 2016 03:35 PM
RT @civicanalytics: Latest ACS data show 15% growth in occupational category that includes musicians in city of Austin, 2010-15 @MKanin September 22, 2016 03:37 PM
Empire Control Room owner up, pushing for $s for Red River district #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:39 PM
RT @civicanalytics: Again, to be clear, impossible to isolate musicians in ACS w/ any degree of precision but the occupational grouping is… September 22, 2016 03:39 PM
Jason McNeely up now, runs Barracuda, Hotel Vegas. opposed to ACVB budget “as it currently stands” #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:41 PM
McNeely also calls for more funding for Red River CD, “live music tourism” #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:42 PM
Chaka Malone of Riders Against the Storm up. Noting lack of venues for hiphop, RRCD allows him to live here as an artist #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:44 PM
County Line’s Skeeter Miller up. Here to support ACVB. concerned about “any slowdown…because of budgetary shortfalls” #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:46 PM
RT @civicanalytics: @DanKeshet @MKanin Census Pop Estimates Program says 14% in city. September 22, 2016 03:50 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @civicanalytics @MKanin What was pop growth during that time? (Not trying to make a point, just curious.) September 22, 2016 03:50 PM
Red River venue operators continue to oppose ACVB budget. latest is Maggie Lea from Cheer Up Charlies. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:51 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Are they looking for increases or decreases to ACVB budget? Or something else entirely?"
@DanKeshet more support for RR CD, live music tourism it seems September 22, 2016 03:54 PM
Fatima Mann up. notes lack of A-A business presence on ACVB materials. wants diversity there. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:55 PM
Mann cites Victory Grill, E 12th business group as an examples #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 03:56 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 4PM

CitCom on ACVB budget ends. back to the dais #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:01 PM
MPT @kathietovo offers amendment, as promised. would move some HOT $s toward heritage tourism #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:05 PM
moreover, MPT @kathietovo amend would establish general concept of taking more HOT $s from ACVB #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:06 PM
@MayorAdler appears supportive of concept behind @kathietovo amend, but doesnt want to get specific w $s #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:06 PM
MPT @kathietovo also looking to use HOT $s to spend on Ney Museum, Barton Springs other capital projects #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:12 PM
@MayorAdler suggests taking 1/2 of c $2m and sending it to ACVB, take the other $1m and hold it in reserve for projects #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:18 PM
@MayorAdler gets a second from @SheriGalloD10 ; @D5Kitchen also wants to send $s to reserve #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:18 PM
@GregCasar concurs w MPT @kathietovo full allocation, agrees w her project priorities, okay w not allocating today #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:22 PM
@DonZimmermanATX backs @MayorAdler amend. also wants to get this done quickly, given the rest of what #atxcouncil has to do #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:23 PM
overheard at #atxcouncil “You’ve got mail,” AOL-style. #atxgov #technologygap? September 22, 2016 04:24 PM
AVCB staff pushing to hang on to dollars, wants to do the diversity outreach themselves #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:26 PM
ACVB staff worries about potential #txlege bathroom bill, suggests he’ll need $s to counter-act #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 04:27 PM
MPT @kathietovo now okay w idea of sending $1m of HOT back to ACVB w instructions for specific spending #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:31 PM
@MayorAdler looking for compromise. he and MPT @kathietovo looking for language for ACVB specific spends #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:35 PM
seems $1m in HOT would go to ACVB, w instructions for heritage tourism, diversity included if this happens #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:37 PM
@CM_Renteria says he’s confused. what are we trying to do?, he asks #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:38 PM
@D5Kitchen says she’s not clear on where $s should go. also suggests MPT @kathietovo not picking up @DGarzaforD2 concern #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:39 PM
@DGarzaforD2 wants to be sure that ACVB uses full allocation for instructed uses #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:40 PM
MPT @kathietovo includes heritage districts too; notes music spending here could be problematic thanks to #txlege cap #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:42 PM
MPT @kathietovo amend passes as amended. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:42 PM
abstains: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:42 PM
MPT @kathietovo will come back with proposal/budget amendment to specify destinations for #atxgov held HOT $s #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 04:44 PM
MPT @kathietovo also looking for monthly report to #atxcouncil A&F committee #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:47 PM
ACVB budget passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:49 PM
Item 45
#atxcouncil moves along to item 45. this would be the starting date and salary for interim City Manager Elaine Hart. #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:49 PM
@MayorAdler puts Hart’s start date at 10.1, w CMGR Ott in consulting role until departure #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:50 PM
Hart’s salary is $269,937.20 annually, plus some expenses #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:51 PM
that all passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:51 PM
Item 21
#atxcouncil moves along to item 21. #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:52 PM
21 is the Austin Housing Finance Corporation ops agreement. passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:53 PM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:53 PM
JeffStensland "@MKanin When does Ott start paid leave? The volume is down in B&C."
@JeffStensland oct 1 September 22, 2016 04:54 PM
Item 27
#atxcouncil moves along to item 27. 27 is for the Austin Tenants’ Council to run tenants’ assistance program #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:55 PM
27 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:55 PM
nay @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:55 PM
Item 48
#atxcouncil moves along to item 48. 48 is clean-up for boat dock ord #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:56 PM
48 passes. yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:56 PM
#atxcouncil moves along AHFC agenda #atxgov September 22, 2016 04:57 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 5PM

#atxcouncil is now down to the big three items: Cactus Rose, St. James Church, and the Grove #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:00 PM
dinner break is looming #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:00 PM
Item 80
oh wait! one more: item 80. 80 is the historic zoning code thingy stemming from Steck House #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:02 PM
we’re going to do this before dinner #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:02 PM
this was recommended by Planning, HLC #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:03 PM
eraycollins "St. James Episcopal Church? @MKanin"
@eraycollins …Missionary Baptist Church September 22, 2016 05:03 PM
JeffStensland "@MKanin Thanks a ton!"
@JeffStensland ‘course! Also: he’ll serve as a consultant to Hart September 22, 2016 05:07 PM
80 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:07 PM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 05:08 PM
one hour’s worth of testimony left on cactus rose, st. james cases. 70 folks have signed up on the Grove #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:08 PM
70 people = 210 minutes #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:09 PM
we’ll be back at 6:15 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:09 PM
order of ops = cactus rose first. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:10 PM
RT @JeffStensland: Marc Ott moves up his departure date to Oct. 1. He’ll be on paid leave the month of Oct., then hired as consultant for #… September 22, 2016 05:13 PM
MKanin "70 people = 210 minutes #atxcouncil #atxgov"
@MKanin seems #atxcouncil could limit this somewhat. We’ll see what happens. #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:21 PM
thinking that #feelingrove-y might be the hashtag for this evening #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 05:52 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6PM

#atxcouncil due back in four minutes. #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:11 PM
slyarak "@MKanin let me know when there’s a stirring"
@slyarak yup September 22, 2016 06:16 PM
@DGarzaforD2 @kathietovo and @Oraatx1 are all back. still waiting on the rest #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 06:19 PM
@DonZimmermanATX is now here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #yourwelcomefortheplaybyplay September 22, 2016 06:21 PM
@MayorAdler is back. #atxcouncil #atxgov #thatmakesfive September 22, 2016 06:22 PM
looking for the best (nonpartisan) #feelingrove-y lyrics. winner gets an @austinmonitor upgrade. #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 06:25 PM
@GregCasar has joined us #atxcouncil #atxgov #closetoaquorum September 22, 2016 06:27 PM
@D5Kitchen now here too #atxgov #atxcouncil #sevensenough? September 22, 2016 06:29 PM
and indeed it is #atxcouncil back under way #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:29 PM
so. the grove now has 384 minutes of speakers signed up #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 06:30 PM
#atxcouncil may limit testimony in Grove case #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 06:31 PM
#atxcouncil will first tackle the cactus rose case. this is items 53 & 54 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:32 PM
MKanin "#atxcouncil may limit testimony in Grove case #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y"
to be clear: if #atxcouncil limits testimony, it would have to be for time; everyone present gets a chance to speak #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 06:33 PM
quick pause in cactus rose case, as #atxgov folks try to fix translation service. …and we’re back #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 06:33 PM
jenniferinc "@MKanin @lizpagano Thinking of you https://t.co/JHm8cYk3w0"
@jenniferinc @lizpagano sigh September 22, 2016 06:34 PM
slyarak "@MKanin @austinmonitor https://t.co/TKcfUygIJA"
@slyarak @austinmonitor nope September 22, 2016 06:35 PM
reminder from #atxgov staff that Planning Commission didn’t land on a recommendation about any of the cactus rose issues #Atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:36 PM
ericwg "@MKanin nice hastag"
@ericwg thanks! September 22, 2016 06:37 PM
Alice Galsco w property owner/seller up to make their case on cactus rose #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:38 PM
seems 9 units are reserved in new project for residents of cactus rose. 41 spaces available elsewhere? #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:44 PM
some relocation funds offered here are $1500 for duplex renters, $2000 for RVs, $5000 for mobile homes #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:46 PM
Dev rep presentation concludes, Susana Almanza is up next #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:49 PM
Almanza is here in her capacity as president of the Monopolis NHCT #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:50 PM
Almanza leads w definition of colonialism, and suggests imagine austin perpetuates this idea #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:50 PM
Almanza specifically links Cactus Rose re-do to colonization #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:51 PM
Almanza argues that mobile homes can’t be relocated because they will fall apart #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:52 PM
Almanza: if homes fall apart on relocation, residents not eligible for relocation fees #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:53 PM
Almanza requests that #atxcouncil deny FLUM change/zoning request #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:56 PM
seems cactus rose residents will begin testimony now. first up Saul Moreno, president of Cactus Rose assn #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 06:57 PM
brwittstruck "@MKanin dang, I’m going to need to seriously rethink the rules of my ATXN drinking game."
@brwittstruck shots of apple cider? September 22, 2016 06:59 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 7PM

cactus rose residents arguing that it is one of few affordable spaces for working poor, poor in #atxgov region #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 07:00 PM
brwittstruck "@MKanin Even that, I fear, would ferment before testimony is over"
@brwittstruck youre definitely right September 22, 2016 07:07 PM
#feelinggrove-y speakers up to 140. that’s about 7 hours of testimony if everyone speaks for 3 minutes #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 07:23 PM
owner of potential relocation site for some cactus rose res says her site could be ready 9 mos after dev app goes in #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:25 PM
next two Cactus Rose speakers call on #atxcouncil to make quick decision on their disposition #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:29 PM
back to dais on 53 & 54 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:39 PM
@GregCasar opens up for #atxcouncil. says he, and many on dais against anyone being displaced from Cactus Rose #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:40 PM
@GregCasar notes that zoning denial could slow things down, but could still end in displacement #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:40 PM
still, says @GregCasar, he can’t vote to approve deal because it agreement is not sufficient #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:41 PM
#atxcouncil missed giving applicant in Cactus Rose a chance to rebut, will do so now #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:42 PM
Glasco returns to slide that illustrates mobile homes in area that could accommodate 40+ residents. says some close 2 CR #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:44 PM
Glasco also underscores relocation dollars #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:45 PM
@MayorAdler asks what zoning is now, what it would be. Glasco: some CS headed to mixed use #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:46 PM
@CM_Renteria leaning against a no. but says that if he does this, residents will lose all protection #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:48 PM
@CM_Renteria: “If we turn this down, we’re not going to be able to help y’all” #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:48 PM
@CM_Renteria pushes to pass on 1st reading, get stakeholders to table. will vote no if has to; acknowledges risk to res #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:49 PM
@DGarzaforD2 if #atxcouncil denies zoning, what can owners build #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:51 PM
warehouses, civic use, camp ground, some offices, medical offices #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:51 PM
also duplexes, SF-2 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:52 PM
@DGarzaforD2: so, we could deny zoning, they could build whatever and evict tenants #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:52 PM
@DGarzaforD2 willing to make statement. wants to know why dev couldn’t build a project that would allow folks to stay. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:53 PM
so @DGarzaforD2 willing to approve on 1st reading ahead of further negotiation, ready to deny if needs be #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:54 PM
@D5Kitchen will also follow @CM_Renteria’s lead #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:56 PM
@D5Kitchen also echoes @GregCasar in wanting to be sure nothing #atxcouncil approves displaces folks #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:57 PM
potential relocation spot looking into idea of land trust to keep use as mobile home park #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 07:59 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 8PM

@MayorAdler asks whether residents living in residential now. some is zoned GO, maybe SF3 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:00 PM
staff: Levander Loop would “require several diff’t transactions” to make it ready #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:00 PM
staff short version: timeline wouldn’t make it feasible #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:02 PM
staff: there are also some fiscal concerns here #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:03 PM
still, staff would make Levander Loop option happen, if #atxcouncil wants them to #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:04 PM
@CM_Renteria returns to search for compromise. seems this’ll be a 1st reading passage, w final appvl hanging on agreemnt #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:05 PM
@MayorAdler asks developer if he’ll work w residents. he says he will; doesn’t want any one to be left homeless #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:06 PM
@CM_Renteria asks dev if can house some mobile homes on site while work begins. dev dodges, says other immediate options #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:10 PM
dev suggests those other options would represent a “superior” option #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:10 PM
@DGarzaforD2 wonders if dev cld apply for affordable housing tax credits; dev says haven’t looked. families prefer relo #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:15 PM
@CM_Renteria moves staff recommendation on cactus rose #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:17 PM
@GregCasar wonders what funding options are available for relocation. staff: we’re exploring options. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:18 PM
staff also meeting w property owner of potential relo site #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:19 PM
@CM_Renteria motion will leave public hearing open on cactus rose item #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:22 PM
Cactus Rose dev approved on first reading ahead of more negotiation #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:23 PM
yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:23 PM
nays: @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:23 PM
#feelingrove-y update: if we hear all public testimony and we start at 10, we’ll be here until at least 5am #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:24 PM
MKanin "#feelingrove-y update: if we hear all public testimony and we start at 10, we’ll be here until at least 5am #atxcouncil #atxgov"
…and that’s before #atxcouncil deliberations #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:25 PM
Item 65
we move along to the st. james item. this is item 65. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:25 PM
at last check, there was an hour of testimony here #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:25 PM
oh! and there is a valid petition here. this means supermajority of #atxcouncil would have to approve on 3rd reading #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:27 PM
applicant goes first #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:27 PM
the st james property is on MLK in D1 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:28 PM
eraycollins "You could go have a good sleep, come back and live tweet the deliberations, @MKanin.
NOT!"
@eraycollins but i could…? September 22, 2016 08:28 PM
applicant rep says that there are no grave sites at church. also worth noting she needed to refute that #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:30 PM
tcb "@MKanin oh noooo. Not staying up for that. Thanks for the heads up"
@tcb no need to stay up, as @eraycollins has suggested, you could go to sleep, then tune in in time for deliberations! September 22, 2016 08:31 PM
RT @juliogatx: Council funded a cost-allocation study but not the the ~1$.4m needed for relocation reimbursements & cash assistance
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September 22, 2016 08:32 PM
RT @tcb: @MKanin @eraycollins or read the recap in @austinmonitor https://t.co/ALJt74VhM9 September 22, 2016 08:32 PM
To be clear: @MayorAdler has suggested #atxcouncil will truncate some #feelingrove-y testimony #atxgov https://t.co/weYLnfjGge September 22, 2016 08:40 PM
As @ndhapple points out, truncated testimony would be closer to 3.5 hours #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y https://t.co/Q064mxj8KY September 22, 2016 08:42 PM
So. If we start at 10, public testimony on #feelingroce-y ends at about 1:30am #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/opL3qWXb4O September 22, 2016 08:43 PM
at least one speaker here is concerned that there still may be “slave grave sites” at this site #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:50 PM
speaker calls for study of st. james site to determine issues around potential slave graves #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:52 PM
Yeah, but then #atxcouncil has to deliberate… https://t.co/3faDdHYs9A September 22, 2016 08:53 PM
next speaker also expresses concerns about potential grave sites here #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:55 PM
more mundane concerns here include where to allow road access to site #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:57 PM
pastor here suggests that grave sites are not an issue, they became evergreen cemetery #atxcouncil #Atxgov September 22, 2016 08:58 PM
pastor pushing to move forward with project #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:58 PM
MPT @kathietovo remains concerned about cemetery, wonders if church would agree to survey #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 08:59 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 9PM

Pastor agrees #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:00 PM
three more speakers left on st james #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:02 PM
McRahm "@MKanin you and everybody around you chewing gum. Did you all bring your own or did somebody pass it out? #atxcouncil #thisseemsimportant"
@McRahm got mine from @JackCraver dunno ’bout the rest September 22, 2016 09:05 PM
speakers conclude on st james item. applicant back to rebut #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:09 PM
@Oraatx1 has a motion sheet. first part changes density cap from 70 to 62 units, i believe? #Atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:11 PM
@Oraatx1 sees neighborhood doesnt want development, notes pristine nature of site; also notes church has right to dev. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:12 PM
eraycollins "Nearest edge of Evergreen Cemetary is ca. 1500 ft from church on other side of Tannehill Branch of Boggy Creek. @MKanin Remains were moved?"
@eraycollins unclear September 22, 2016 09:13 PM
@Oraatx1 now talking crash gates. Aldwyche to Lightsey it seems #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:16 PM
wait wait. this is an old crash gate? #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:17 PM
also: staff wouldn’t recommend crash gate in this instance #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:18 PM
@Oraatx1 moves for 2nd and 3rd readings #ATxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:19 PM
@DGarzaforD2 inclined to not vote for development at all w crashgate #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:19 PM
RT @tcb: @MKanin aldwyche & lightsey is old September 22, 2016 09:21 PM
@DGarzaforD2 wonders about an “exit only” instead of a gate #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:22 PM
@Oraatx1 worries that folks could still go in an ‘exit only’ #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:23 PM
staff: we could manage that for cars #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:23 PM
Bucknell, repping NHA would prefer no access. other than that, emergency access only #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:25 PM
@DGarzaforD2: “you don’t want (emergency folks) having to stop” for 2 mins to open gate #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:25 PM
@D5Kitchen supports @Oraatx1 on issue, notes agreement btwn nha, church #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:26 PM
@GregCasar notes that, w.out zoning case, would be dev’ed w just 1 access point #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:27 PM
@GregCasar looking for another option…#atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:27 PM
w.out zoning case, @GregCasar notes fewer units, less preferred access point #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:28 PM
@MayorAdler checking to see if folks will drop off petition to make it not valid. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:28 PM
no petition = no supermajority #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:29 PM
staff notes that case is only ready for first reading; no need for supermajority tonight anyway #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:29 PM
Hmmmmmmm… https://t.co/BpdevrEKEO September 22, 2016 09:30 PM
quick cx: units under @Oraatx1 proposal go UP not down. 60-72 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:31 PM
also, there is an ord, so #atxcouncil could go on all three readings tonight apparently. 9 votes to pass #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:31 PM
Accurate https://t.co/n8xs8umiwX September 22, 2016 09:31 PM
motion is for 72 units, crash gate. passes on all 3 readings. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:34 PM
abstain: @DGarzaforD2 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:34 PM
Can you dance and tweet about the grove? https://t.co/rxSKKNUOTu September 22, 2016 09:35 PM
and with that, we’re on to #feelingrove-y. 179 signed up to speak #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 09:36 PM
#atxcouncil will first decide how much time speakers get #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 09:36 PM
seems first 20 will get three minutes, next 159 will get 1 minute #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:37 PM
eraycollins "I thought journalists always had a pocket pistol, @MKanin. I know, I’m dating myself again. No, it’s not a firearm."
@eraycollins sigh… September 22, 2016 09:37 PM
tcb "@MKanin Hopefully all at once."
@tcb #citcom as modern composition = YASS; #stevereichvsthegrove September 22, 2016 09:39 PM
CrestviewGate "@MKanin 20×5 (time for questioning and between) + 2×159 = 7 hours… Hope you brought a pillow."
@CrestviewGate know a good place i could…crash? September 22, 2016 09:41 PM
we’re into staff presentation on #feelingrove-y. looking at baseline zoning options. #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 09:45 PM
we’re going to get presentations from parks, transpo, and environmental staff on all this before sitcom kicks off #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:45 PM
seems that something in here could require waiver of PUD tier 3 affordability provisions? #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:47 PM
MPT @kathietovo also trying to land on spot that #atxcouncil can use to base zoning on; what type of surrounding zoning makes sense #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:48 PM
ah…@kathietovo hints that #feelinggrove-y might not get as far as underlying zoning discussion tonight #atxgov #atxcouncil September 22, 2016 09:49 PM
if not, seems we won’t get very far with #feelingrove-y #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:49 PM
there are also amends from at least @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:50 PM
a suggestion from MPT @kathietovo that single family is appropriate baseline zoning for tract. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 09:50 PM
@MayorAdler: what if this moves everything to tier 2? what happens? #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 09:52 PM
MPT @kathietovo argues additional affordable housing could come in #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 09:52 PM
dzehr "@MKanin @ndhapple Not sure if your use of “sitcom” was intentional, but it’s certainly appropriate. I’ll catch you at my kid’s 4am bottle."
@dzehr @ndhapple usually i use #citcom w an implied wink September 22, 2016 09:54 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 10PM

@GregCasar seems more interested in tier 2 w tier 3 as “backstop” #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:00 PM
@DonZimmermanATX moves to extend meeting past 10. he abstains, @SheriGalloD10 votes against. #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:05 PM
okay. affordable housing here. mix units, accept vouchers. 5% at 80 MFI or below #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:06 PM
36 available affordable to own; 72 affordable rental #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:07 PM
staff: this exceeds tier 3 requirements #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 10:07 PM
RT @ndhapple: Of course, this entirely depends on what the baseline square footage is. https://t.co/RkXTCTPXiP September 22, 2016 10:08 PM
@D5Kitchen: might be difficult for low wage workers to participate, given lack of local job opportunity #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 10:09 PM
eraycollins "Freudian slip? Which sitcom did you have in mind? @MKanin"
@eraycollins life September 22, 2016 10:11 PM
housing staff: “we value first reading”; want to get numbers out there that #atxcouncil can see. #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:15 PM
still lots of questions here about affordability mix #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:18 PM
@GregCasar: low-wage earners (below 60% mfi) could get a place, but they’d need a voucher here #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 10:20 PM
#atxgov env staff up now. PUD proposed +7 acres (+65%) over required open space, superior water quality controls #atxcouncil #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 10:25 PM
BenHollandATX "@DanKeshet I’d ask @MKanin but he seems pretty busy right now."
@BenHollandATX @DanKeshet i’ll defer to @lizpagano who knows more about PUDs than i September 22, 2016 10:31 PM
RT @JeffStensland: Developers are offering another acre of total green pace–two acres of dedicated parkland–to satisfy staff requests. Ma… September 22, 2016 10:31 PM
city env staff offers flood solutions that, among others, direct 100 year flood away from idlewild #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 10:34 PM
#hero https://t.co/YDRP6ajxCl September 22, 2016 10:38 PM
RT @lizpagano: @MKanin @BenHollandATX @DanKeshet Like, density bonuses? September 22, 2016 10:38 PM
Thus, twitter https://t.co/UhhmHDGDiP September 22, 2016 10:39 PM
RT @GregCasar: @lizpagano @MKanin @BenHollandATX @DanKeshet @ndhapple I think of Tier 3 as “voluntary density bonus” & Tier 2 as “required… September 22, 2016 10:47 PM
Press release from Grove folks about Parkland superiority #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y https://t.co/oEGiA0lLuA September 22, 2016 10:49 PM
RT @GregCasar: @lizpagano @MKanin @BenHollandATX @DanKeshet @ndhapple I’m wrestling w/ why we’d rely on Tier 3 instead of more powerful Tie… September 22, 2016 10:49 PM
Cx: read too fast. From @SheriGalloD10 it seems…. https://t.co/3EmSTCbRdn September 22, 2016 10:51 PM
MykleT "@MKanin is that from the the city? Why is there a staff contact email?"
@MykleT it is. Also: my error. Not Grove release, @SheriGalloD10 release September 22, 2016 10:58 PM
continued grumbling from gallery over traffic impact assessment #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 10:59 PM
@PoolforAustin asks about traffic mitigation plans. gallery applauds #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 10:59 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2016 11PM

@PoolforAustin focuses on jackson, streets that connect to bull creek rd #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:01 PM
@PoolforAustin: “those cars will be somewhere”; “how do we mitigate that?” #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:02 PM
staff: would improve bull creek, 45th; analysis suggests improvements at major intersections improve traf #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:03 PM
@GregCasar: rather use sales tax dollars 4 traff mitigation, rather than potential affdble hsing trust $s #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:08 PM
hearing will stay open, and there is still a full hearing to go tonight #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:10 PM
so. it seems no substantive votes tonight. still a long ways to go here. also more info from staff #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:12 PM
@MayorAdler would rather not. @D5Kitchen says early AM vote would result in disservice to everyone #aTxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:14 PM
with that, dev rep begins. #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:15 PM
dev rep: “conventional zoning is the real alternative” amends from BCRC “cannot work here” #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:16 PM
dev rep offers that, w conventional zoning, city loses amenities, affordability #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:17 PM
Thanks Pagano! We’ll see how long i go… https://t.co/ynDBh67kRh September 22, 2016 11:18 PM
dev rep argues PUD plan addresses affordability crisis, fits imagine austin #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:19 PM
dev rep: plan provides family housing that “really doesn’t exist in the area” #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:20 PM
staff presentation concludes. @MayorAdler notes that #atxcouncil not practically capable of working on substance now #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:20 PM
dev rep: “this truly does exceed your requirements” #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:20 PM
for the record, dev rep is Jeff Howard of McLean/Howard #atxcouncil #atxgov September 22, 2016 11:21 PM
BoDelp "CC: @MKanin #tbt https://t.co/ameVw6r56k"
@BoDelp still the case? September 22, 2016 11:21 PM
The strategic sandwich reserve? Watch the markets… https://t.co/hUbTTV7Dib September 22, 2016 11:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders: no vote, even on 1st reading tonight? #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:25 PM
Howard into parkland adds. up to 16.25 from c. 13 acres #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:25 PM
first speaker after Howard suggests “large, diverse group” that supports project #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:27 PM
i’ll probably bail ’round midnight #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y (2/2) September 22, 2016 11:30 PM
Also, readers are lucky. My brain is mush. https://t.co/HJJFZtZWjX September 22, 2016 11:31 PM
Ann(e?) Chris (?) up. highlights need for housing for lower income folks #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:34 PM
Grayson Cox up. BCRC VP. notes craziness of timing, impossibility of getting point across in wee hours. #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:38 PM
@MayorAdler calls for substantive hearing, perhaps worksession for fuller delib, discussion (not at 3 am) #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:39 PM
so here’s the deal folks: I’ll hang here to give you a sampling of all this. but, since no vote… (1/2) #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:40 PM
and with that, @MayorAdler asks for folks who want to speak, given all this. a few raise hands will speak #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:40 PM
@MayorAdler has drastically reduced the length of the evening #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:40 PM
and we’re now seeing a mass exodus from city hall #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 22, 2016 11:41 PM
At least tonight… https://t.co/WnPrlDTRnp September 22, 2016 11:45 PM
lubomudrov "@MKanin you catch the name of that last speaker (little lady with green shirt frmly on Family Eldercare Board)?"
@lubomudrov afraid i didnt. But her name tag is pretty visible on TV. Wind back tape? September 22, 2016 11:49 PM
RT @juliamontgomery: @lubomudrov @MKanin Susan somebody! September 22, 2016 11:51 PM
juliamontgomery "@lubomudrov @MKanin Susan somebody!"
@juliamontgomery @lubomudrov good eye! September 22, 2016 11:51 PM
lubomudrov "@MKanin yeah, @juliamontgomery is known for having eyes like and owl and ears…like an owl."
@lubomudrov @juliamontgomery what are an owls ears like? September 22, 2016 11:54 PM
RT @tstowell88: @lubomudrov @MKanin Susan Charlotte. September 22, 2016 11:57 PM

Friday, September 23, 2016 12AM

lubomudrov "@MKanin @juliamontgomery “an Owl’s hearing is more acute at certain frequencies enabling it to hear even the slightest movement of prey”"
@lubomudrov @juliamontgomery terrifying! September 23, 2016 12:11 AM
Cx: *thinks about a snack* https://t.co/zTCWjy5L8N September 23, 2016 12:14 AM
#yay! https://t.co/N1eu1yZCnT September 23, 2016 12:16 AM
#citcom concludes on today’s edition of #feelingrove-y; #atxcouncil set to wrap up #atxgov September 23, 2016 12:18 AM
#atxcouncil looking at future dates for #feelingrove-y return. #atxgov September 23, 2016 12:19 AM
despite some concerns from others about overloading agenda, MPT @kathietovo pushing for 10.13 date. #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 23, 2016 12:22 AM
MPT @kathietovo wants to hear more than a fraction of public testimony before too long. #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 23, 2016 12:24 AM
eraycollins "Once you are confident of when #atxcouncil will next be #feelingrove-y, you can schedule some vacation for that same time. @MKanin"
@eraycollins funny you say that. I’ll be at a wedding on 10.13 September 23, 2016 12:26 AM
@MayorAdler has staff put #feelingrove-y on all #atxcouncil worksession agendas btwn now and 10.20, when it will be back in chambers #atxgov September 23, 2016 12:28 AM
and with that, #atxcouncil adjourns. thanks for following along! #atxgov September 23, 2016 12:28 AM
@D5Kitchen suggests that 10.13 is too soon. means “we would have to move pretty fast” #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelingrove-y September 23, 2016 12:35 AM
JackCraver "@MKanin Wait, didn’t they say Oct 20?"
@JackCraver yea! What did i say? September 23, 2016 12:36 AM

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