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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 8.10.2017

Monday, August 14, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting.

ITEMS

TickTock for Friday, August 11, 2017

Participants:

austinmonitor 83
DanKeshet 2
muelleratx 1
eraycollins 1
PAONCO 1

Thursday, August 10, 2017 9AM

All Access Readers! Get a head start on today’s Council Comm Court meeting with@lizpagano’s TipSheet. Read More: https://t.co/nkO5p09Plz August 10, 2017 09:26 AM
Council moves toward tax swap with AISD. Read more via (@JoClifton78704): https://t.co/D3SnK4tFTL August 10, 2017 09:28 AM
Ethics panel reluctantly approves final hearing for former police monitor. Read more (via @JackCraver): https://t.co/ZiDPukeKBK August 10, 2017 09:50 AM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 10AM

RT @EllenforAustin: My full response to this morning’s @austinmonitor article. cc: @KUTnathan @scottbraddock https://t.co/x3FKgYyXz7 August 10, 2017 10:03 AM
#atxcouncil is up and running with a goodbye to ACM Bert Lumbreras, who is headed to San Marcos. August 10, 2017 10:16 AM
City Manager Elaine Hart also noted the city has a new Library Director – Roosevelt Weeks, who is coming from Houston Public Libraries August 10, 2017 10:18 AM
Pulled from the consent agenda are Items 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 15, 16, 33 August 10, 2017 10:21 AM
Consent agenda passes with CMs Casar and Troxclair absent for the vote. As a note – Mayor Steve Adler and CM Renteria will be absent all day August 10, 2017 10:27 AM
MAP: Central Austin neighborhoods are providing the most feedback on CodeNEXT. Read More (via @KUTsyeda): https://t.co/YKeZM15H3N August 10, 2017 10:30 AM
Item 5
After a few speakers, Item 5 passes 9-0. August 10, 2017 10:34 AM
Item 10
Now on to Item 10, which is the Aquatics Master Plan. MPT Tovo has said she would like to postpone. #atxcouncil August 10, 2017 10:35 AM
.@kathietovo makes a motion to postpone, with a request to form a task force or have the parks board look at it further. Passes unanimously August 10, 2017 10:37 AM
Item 12
On to the “robot item” which is Item 12 — delivery robots! #atxcouncil August 10, 2017 10:37 AM
ATD’s Rob Spillar up now, clarifying that this is a pilot program. August 10, 2017 10:38 AM
RT @CM_Renteria: Always, but today especially thankful for our #atxn staff as I watch the council meeting from Arkansas. #atxcouncil #2017… August 10, 2017 10:41 AM
The robots will be going to the Urban Transportation Commission for feedback. #atxcouncil August 10, 2017 10:43 AM
Spillar explains this is designed as a two-year pilot, but fees could be imposed during that (if Council thinks that is appropriate.) August 10, 2017 10:45 AM
That’s in response to @GregCasar ‘s concerns that automation could replace jobs, and the impact that could have on working class people. August 10, 2017 10:46 AM
“Please be broader in your pilots” requests CM Houston. Spillar says the pilot will be in her District 1 in Mueller (which is in District 9) August 10, 2017 10:50 AM
.@EllenforAustin says she is torn – doesn’t want to unintentionally stifle market forces. Is cautious about over-regulation. August 10, 2017 10:52 AM
That passes unanimously 8-0, with Adler, Renteria and Casar absent for the vote. Welcome, robots! August 10, 2017 10:53 AM
DanKeshet “@austinmonitor @EllenforAustin This item is like a tabula rasa for each CM to bring their priorities to.”
@DanKeshet @EllenforAustin Apparently. Maybe automation is moving faster than we think. August 10, 2017 10:54 AM
City manager search advisory task force up now, chair Laura Huffman to be exact. August 10, 2017 10:55 AM
Item 15
This is Item 15, by the way. Huffman now detailing their process. August 10, 2017 10:55 AM
The task force is coming to Council with a candidate profile they’ve compiled. City Council will approve profile: https://t.co/leycXIiZ8W August 10, 2017 10:58 AM
Huffman now running down the most common requests from the (extensive) public feedback. August 10, 2017 10:58 AM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 11AM

Now rep from the search firm is up — Steve Newton — he’s going to present the timeline. August 10, 2017 11:01 AM
It’s at the beginning of this presentation: http:// https://t.co/5cUSkGpMas August 10, 2017 11:02 AM
Increased support outside ARCH to target crime, help homeless. Read More (via @TheeChad): https://t.co/obE4SJdhe2 August 10, 2017 11:05 AM
Right now, the final city manager candidate will be selected in the first week of December. #atxcouncil August 10, 2017 11:06 AM
Getting into some internal city problems, complaints ppl can’t progress, career-wise, within the city. Apparently a theme in public comment. August 10, 2017 11:15 AM
muelleratx “Does this mean we’re getting delivery robots? https://t.co/Y47kvhGRIN
@muelleratx I think it does, yes! August 10, 2017 11:27 AM
Now discussing this, and taking the word “political” out of it. https://t.co/VBArPu3tTK August 10, 2017 11:35 AM
RT @JackCraver: Indeed. @JimmyFlannigan told me while ago that an HOA in @D6ATX cancelled scheduled meeting on CodeNext cuz they didn’t hav… August 10, 2017 11:35 AM
Amendment to replace “political” with “community” in the amendment to the city manager profile passes, now on to a vote on Alter’s amendment August 10, 2017 11:36 AM
.@JimmyFlannigan would like to change “s/he” to “they” in the amendment, Alter explains that was used to comply with whole profile… August 10, 2017 11:37 AM
Alter’s amendment passes unanimously. An amendment to change all instances of “s/he” to “they” passes 7-1-1 Troxclair opposed, Pool abstains August 10, 2017 11:39 AM
Item as a whole passes unanimously. August 10, 2017 11:40 AM
Whispers: SB 4 suit dismissed; more. Read More: https://t.co/EkywQPY9OW August 10, 2017 11:50 AM
Item 33
We’re on Item 33 — which is on the addendum here: https://t.co/RXCGzr2WOK August 10, 2017 11:54 AM
Here’s @KUTsyeda ‘s story on what is being proposed: https://t.co/4sNrud6N6S August 10, 2017 11:55 AM
Council may wait to vote on this, pending a hard copy of CM Kitchen’s amendment. August 10, 2017 11:56 AM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 12PM

What We Woke Up To: August 10, 2017 – https://t.co/wka9UGHerX August 10, 2017 12:03 PM
Item 33
Item 33 is tabled until after the break. Now on to Citizens Communication where Paul Robbins is giving us a preview of the AE gen plan August 10, 2017 12:04 PM
Apparently Robbins was phone banked by someone pushing him to come talk on the plan… and had no idea what she was getting into. August 10, 2017 12:06 PM
Our Quote of the Day for Thursday, August 10, 2017. Read More: https://t.co/vylZj9q0Ur https://t.co/FYENqvlTPn August 10, 2017 12:30 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2PM

Item 33
We’re back, with Item 33, which passes unanimously, with Adler, Renteria, Casar, and Troxclair absent for the vote. August 10, 2017 02:07 PM
Item 23
Now on to zoning! #atxcouncil Item 23 up now, construction of a liquor store on Hymeadow Blvd. August 10, 2017 02:10 PM
Item 24
Items 19-22 and Item 24 were postponed, by the way. #atxcouncil August 10, 2017 02:18 PM
Speaker up now concerned about disturbances at extended-stay hotels and the exacerbating effect liquor could have. August 10, 2017 02:24 PM
Flannigan would like to move forward with the rezoning. Pool would like a motion that includes a conditional overlay. August 10, 2017 02:37 PM
COs prohibit bailbonds, pawn shops and adult-oriented businesses on property. August 10, 2017 02:38 PM
eraycollins “@austinmonitor Where are @EllenforAustin and @GregCasar?”
@eraycollins @EllenforAustin @GregCasar Unclear, they are there, but are back and forth off of the dais taking care… https://t.co/oz0700bpsP August 10, 2017 02:39 PM
Though those things in the CO are currently prohibited, they aren’t prohibited in a way that would be enforced by the city, essentially. August 10, 2017 02:40 PM
The amendment that adds the CO passes, with Troxclair and Flannigan in opposition. Adler, Renteria and Casar absent for the vote. August 10, 2017 02:49 PM
.@JimmyFlannigan pushing for data-driven approach to zoning. Specific topic now is the relationship between crime and liquor sales August 10, 2017 02:55 PM
Main motion does not pass, with a 5-4 vote, with Pool, Alter, Tovo and Houston voting against. Can’t return for 18 mos. August 10, 2017 02:56 PM
Someone who voted against can move for reconsideration with a full City Council to vote. August 10, 2017 02:58 PM
Actually, as Troxclair just pointed out, the motion for reconsideration usually comes from the prevailing side August 10, 2017 02:59 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 3PM

austinmonitor “Actually, as Troxclair just pointed out, the motion for reconsideration usually comes from the prevailing side”
In this case, it’s weird, because the side with fewer votes won, so they are taking a minute to research things further. August 10, 2017 03:00 PM
Okay, that case is done. #atxcouncil will now be in recess until 4:00, for public hearings. I think the gen plan is coming up at 6:30? August 10, 2017 03:16 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 4PM

Running through some Public Improvement District public hearings now… We will probably tune back in for the gen plan item later tonight! August 10, 2017 04:04 PM
Item 28
We’re now on to Item 28 — Council is debating how long people can speak. This is the AE Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan August 10, 2017 04:27 PM
By the way, 68 people are signed up to speak on the plan. #atxcouncil August 10, 2017 04:29 PM
There’s a new rule about limiting speakers’ times, but it can be suspended. And now this, which was fairly predictable. August 10, 2017 04:34 PM
Khalil Shalabi up now with the resource plan update. As a reminder, Council isn’t expected to vote until the mayor and Renteria are back. August 10, 2017 04:44 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 5PM

Council moves toward tax swap with AISD. Read More (via @JoClifton78704): https://t.co/YzKTwLRv07 August 10, 2017 05:00 PM
Pool now questioning why the 65 percent solar goal has been moved two years — from 2025 to 2027. August 10, 2017 05:21 PM
Ethics panel reluctantly approves final hearing for former police monitor. Read more (via @JackCraver): https://t.co/Q0V2dadqIM August 10, 2017 05:30 PM
#atxcouncil is in recess until 6:30 August 10, 2017 05:37 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 6PM

MAP: Central Austin neighborhoods are providing the most feedback on CodeNEXT. Read More (via @KUTsyeda): https://t.co/N7MbUGBdAr August 10, 2017 06:00 PM
Increased support outside ARCH to target crime, help homeless. Read More (via @TheeChad): https://t.co/PNslzVhJc2 August 10, 2017 06:30 PM
#atxcouncil is back! @JackCraver is on the scene as Council listens to public testimony — you might want to supplement as we multitask August 10, 2017 06:42 PM
Paul Robbins up now, in support of the report, which has strong support from the EUC, RMC and working group, he reminds. August 10, 2017 06:45 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 7PM

Whispers: SB 4 suit dismissed; more. Read More: https://t.co/mpJgAwI0Iz August 10, 2017 07:00 PM
short term rentals or transportation network companies maybe? https://t.co/FqIsbs5OrU August 10, 2017 07:29 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 8PM

It’s nice to see people so engaged, even if it means a long night! https://t.co/WJW2hR9ovV August 10, 2017 08:14 PM
Lady is right. It’s not a long public hearing without someone bursting into song. #atxcouncil #austin #riptacopud August 10, 2017 08:47 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017 9PM

DanKeshet “@JackCraver @MKanin @PointAustin @austinmonitor @AKMcGlinchy Largest I saw in person was an Austin Pets Alive item.”
@DanKeshet @JackCraver @MKanin @PointAustin @AKMcGlinchy Oh, good one! August 10, 2017 09:11 PM
Do people really go to bed before 9:00? We’re just waking up! August 10, 2017 09:18 PM
PAONCO “@austinmonitor Is that why your “what we woke up to” emails don’t come out until after Noon everyday? #zinger… https://t.co/OFOGFs8doc
@PAONCO Actually, yes! August 10, 2017 09:28 PM
So, #atxcouncil is going to take that up next week for a vote (and, presumably, a bunch of discussion.) Today’s meeting is adjourned. August 10, 2017 09:30 PM

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