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by Leslie Pool
Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/15 - Item 25
Replies: 9
Views: 2194

Re: 2/15 - Item 25

Colleagues, I’ve asked staff to pull this item for discussion at work session. I'd like to share some thoughts here on this resolution that proposes to develop an environmental investment plan to add to our efforts to counter the effects of climate change. Implementing the Austin Climate Equity Plan...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Re: Austin Water Oversight Committee

We look forward to working closely with you on the committee, Mayor - welcome!

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Tue Dec 05, 2023 11:18 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HOME Amendment
Replies: 9
Views: 24260

Re: HOME Amendment

Colleagues, for Thursday’s meeting, I’m posting an amendment related to the effective date of the HOME ordinance and giving the City departments enough time to develop their processes to support the program. The Planning Commission recommended a 60-day period to allow for that process development, a...
by Leslie Pool
Sat Nov 11, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Officer Involved Shooting
Replies: 4
Views: 18471

Re: Officer Involved Shooting

My heart aches for the family of our fallen officer this morning, and I send my prayers for the wounded officer’s swift recovery. APD officers and leaders, first responders and their families, and those affected by the violence have my strong support as we respond collectively to this tragedy. Thank...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:13 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: A message for my colleagues
Replies: 4
Views: 13450

Re: A message for my colleagues

Natasha, I wish you all the best as you take the time needed to heal. Please know that my staff and I are here to support you and your team. I have seen you get through extremely challenging times in the past.

Take good care.

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Work Session Schedule 9/19/23
Replies: 1
Views: 4920

Re: Council Work Session Schedule 9/19/23

Mayor, thanks for highlighting item 55. I share your stated interest in increasing public notice on amendments the Council is proposing to the Land Development Code. It just makes sense. The intent of item 55 is to increase notification and public hearing opportunities. Yesterday, I restated my supp...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Aug 11, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Service Extension Request follow-up, Aug 31 agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 4407

Service Extension Request follow-up, Aug 31 agenda

Colleagues, The Service Extension Request item on the August 31 agenda is my resolution to restore technical decisions to expert staff on water and wastewater SERs and establish cost-sharing for projects outside of the City’s jurisdiction and within the Drinking Water Protection Zone. After discussi...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jul 17, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HOME initiative, July 20, item 126
Replies: 2
Views: 5105

HOME initiative, July 20, item 126

Colleagues, on this week’s agenda, I’m pleased to introduce Item 126, an initiative I am calling HOME (Home Options for Middle-income Empowerment). HOME is intended to benefit middle-income households by encouraging smaller single-family homes and to provide options for existing homeowners in the fo...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jun 14, 2023 11:06 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Concerns about Overflow of Dogs at the Austin Animal Center and Request for Information
Replies: 1
Views: 4523

Re: Concerns about Overflow of Dogs at the Austin Animal Center and Request for Information

Thank you, CM Kelly, for detailing your experience of the critical conditions at Austin Animal Shelter. I share your concern, particularly with the rising temperatures. As I understand it from conversations with our staff, emergency measures are underway to alleviate the overcrowding and we will be ...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Apr 19, 2023 2:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Denver Declaration - Sign On
Replies: 5
Views: 9988

Re: Denver Declaration - Sign On

thanks to everyone! We have 10 signatories now to this important international declaration! My staff is teeing up a press release to issue next week once the document is officially presented in Denver at the Cities Summit. I sure do appreciate all y'all, and grateful to be able to carry our message ...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Apr 19, 2023 8:20 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Denver Declaration - Sign On
Replies: 5
Views: 9988

Re: Denver Declaration - Sign On

got it! and thanks so much, MPT Ellis and CM A Alter! Everyone, please do let me or Atha know if you'd like your names/titles added to the official declaration of concern and intent around resilience and sustainability. The Cities Summit of the Americas is the first-ever convening of parties from th...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Apr 18, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to items 24 & 25 for 4/20/23 Council Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 5110

Re: Amendments to items 24 & 25 for 4/20/23 Council Meeting

Colleagues, I want to thank Council Member Kelly for her support of both the items I’m bringing this week, and I appreciate her posting her proposed amendments here. Regretfully, I will not be able to support them. I have outlined some of the issues they present below: Item 24: Amendment 1 - this re...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Mar 07, 2023 4:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: eTOD policy plan
Replies: 3
Views: 6943

eTOD policy plan

Colleagues, I want to thank Housing & Planning Director Rosie Truelove and her staff for providing the summary memo of the eTOD Policy Plan earlier today, and for joining Project Connect Mobility Officer Annick Beaudet at the work session to answer our questions about the plan. The memo points o...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Feb 20, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AE Oversight Cmte plan for tomorrow (Feb 21)
Replies: 0
Views: 6371

AE Oversight Cmte plan for tomorrow (Feb 21)

Colleagues, Tomorrow will be our first official Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee meeting of the year. We have a couple of items to dispense with at the top of the 9 a.m. hour, then we will hear from any speakers. Austin Energy will then lead a 45-minute briefing on Winter Storm Mara. The me...
by Leslie Pool
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Audit Resolution - February 9th, 2023, Council Meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 8266

Re: Austin Energy Audit Resolution - February 9th, 2023, Council Meeting

CM Kelly, I appreciate your intention with this IFC, but I cannot support your item and its approach at this time. As the mayor and I have communicated, we have agenda items for all affected departments to provide us with status and progress reports and to answer questions from the dais. We will hav...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:14 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Intergovernmental Entities Appointments Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 6233

Re: Council Committees and Intergovernmental Entities Appointments Discussion

Colleagues, I appreciate and concur with the offers Mayor Watson, MPT Ellis, and CM Ryan Alter have made to work through the last few issues relating to committees: > CM R Alter to be vice chair of Planning & Housing, and > CM Qadri to be appointed to Visit Austin. After reviewing the mayor's an...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Intergovernmental body appointments
Replies: 13
Views: 27735

Re: Council Committees and Intergovernmental body appointments

morning, Mayor! Thanks for posting the committee lists and gathering our inputs. Couple details for our new colleagues as you're deciding what committees you'd like to be on: > Committees should have at least four members, with no upper number limit. > The Austin Energy Oversight Committee is a comm...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: December 1st IFC, Austin Transit Partnership
Replies: 2
Views: 6842

Re: December 1st IFC, Austin Transit Partnership

CM Kitchen, thanks for drafting this resolution to expand the ATP board. Adding two new members to that board has been a focus of discussion for a while now, particularly among those most closely focused on Project Connect. I support adding a member appointed by the City Council, and as a member of ...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments
Replies: 3
Views: 5467

Re: Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments

CM Ellis, I support these additions to our federal legislative agenda - thanks for recommending.

cheers,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Sat Nov 05, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Rate Case schedule update
Replies: 4
Views: 8361

Austin Energy Rate Case schedule update

Colleagues, I am re-posting the schedule for upcoming council work sessions, public hearings, and vote on the Austin Energy Base Rate, as well as links to the City Clerk and Austin Energy webpages with Base Rate Review documents. AE Base Rate Review Schedule: • Nov. 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Special Calle...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Balancing/Offsets IFC - 10/27, Item 42
Replies: 8
Views: 16181

Re: Balancing/Offsets IFC - 10/27, Item 42

Mayor, thank you for clarifying the intent of the framework policy in your recent post and for incorporating language from our colleagues. Thank you for accepting my amendments which are intended to restate the Council’s support, in particular, for the environmental regulations that help sustain the...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings
Replies: 9
Views: 18810

Re: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings

Mayor, thanks for assembling all the dates in this coherent list. The dates proposed below work well at my end. CM Ellis' point about needing time between work session and voting session is well-taken, and I agree that the Thurs-Fri combo is better than Wed-Thurs. NOTE: It's possible that I'll be in...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 8640

Re: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements

thanks to all for adding your thoughts on this thread. I've conferred with Spencer and Jackie, and staff will be prepared to discuss this item with us in Executive Session on June 16.

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 8640

Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements

Colleagues, I want to thank the sponsors of Item 65 for the effort to put labor front and center on our Power Purchase Agreements for Austin Energy. I share the interest in leveraging our purchasing power to gain progress for our climate and workers rights goals, and I’d like to gain more informatio...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement
Replies: 4
Views: 24996

Re: Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement

Colleagues, thanks for these posts. I join you in requesting a postponement - and if I were going to be on the dais tomorrow I'd vote to support the delay. I have serious reservations over staff's responses to my Q&A submission. As a result, I have an array of specific follow-on questions aimed ...