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by Paige Ellis
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

Re: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)

Mayor Adler, CMs Flannigan, Tovo, and Pool, Please add me as a cosponsor for this important item. The spaces we have in Austin for music, art, restaurants, and bars make Austin home. We have already lost some of our most beloved venues, and many others are barely hanging on. If we want to come out o...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Re: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

CM Kitchen -

I accept this proposed language and will incorporate it into the document.

Thank you,
Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Re: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

Colleagues - Based on community feedback, this updated Contract with the Voters represents a responsive $450 million bond package for Council’s consideration. It lists capital improvement projects, names substandard streets, and incorporates feedback from the SOS Alliance regarding green infrastruct...
by Paige Ellis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

Colleagues - This November, we have a historic and potentially singular opportunity to make significant progress on our stated mobility goals. I and my cosponsors could not be more excited about moving forward with our citywide transit plan, Project Connect, and we believe we can push even further t...
by Paige Ellis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

Thank you, CM Casar, for keeping track of all of our amendments in one location. I support using this as our base motion for budget discussions. There has been great collaboration between offices on our amendments, and I'm proud to take this important step with you all toward truly re-imagining publ...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 7473

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues – I had hit send on this before 5 pm, but It doesn't appear to have posted. Apologies if this is a double post. Thanks so much for everyone’s work to be as inclusive as possible to our community’s priorities. Please see the final versions of my budget amendments and riders below: Trails O...
by Paige Ellis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 7473

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues – Thanks for all the hard work on everyone’s part. I appreciate having our amendments and direction incorporated into one document so it is easier for us to work with. There are a couple line items I am waiting on information back for clarification from staff/commissioners, but I think th...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Ellis Budget Amendments - Park Rangers and Trails O&M
Replies: 0
Views: 602

CM Ellis Budget Amendments - Park Rangers and Trails O&M

Good Evening, Colleagues - I look forward to tomorrow's discussion regarding budget amendments for the 20-21 Fiscal Year. My first two proposed amendments are for increased funding to the Parks and Recreation Department's budget. Amendment #1 for additional Park Rangers is to ensure the health and s...
by Paige Ellis
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 90 - July 29th Agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Item 90 - July 29th Agenda

Thank you for this suggestion, Council Member Alter. The Neighborhood Partnering Program is indeed a great way for residents to partner with the City to make improvements within their own neighborhoods. Westcreek in District 8 has had a big success with this program in creating a mini greenbelt so t...
by Paige Ellis
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

Re: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect

Thank you, Mayor Adler, for laying out our thoughts in this post. Over the past few months there has been a lot of dialogue around anti-displacement and active transportation needs both on the Dais and with residents and organizers.I also believe that a separate bond measure for active transportatio...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 6555

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues -

Thank you for bringing these items forward. There are many aspects of our police department's processes that need to be addressed, and I look forward to supporting these initiatives on Thursday.

Thank you,
Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #48 - Family Violence Protective Shelter
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Item #48 - Family Violence Protective Shelter

CM Casar - Thank you for bringing this item forward. If you have availability for a 5th cosponsor, please consider my interest in cosponsoring. This is a very important topic to me considering the many personal safety issues individuals are feeling that are exacerbated by COVID Stay Home Orders. Tha...
by Paige Ellis
Thu May 07, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Healthy Streets Initiative
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Re: Healthy Streets Initiative

CM Tovo -

I appreciate your input and accept them as friendly amendments. We have already added a 5th cosponsor so I am unable to add another. Thanks also for your participation in our last Mobility Committee meeting regarding the Rainey Street Pilot Program.

Thank You!
Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Wed May 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22

CM Pool and Cosponsors – Thank you for bringing this item forward. I’m offering two minor but important amendments which I hope will be taken as friendly. The added language is marked between asterisks (***) below. 1. [Line 5-10] “WHEREAS, more recent efforts include promoting Citywide carbon reduct...
by Paige Ellis
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Re: Financial aid to Austinites

Thank you, Mayor Pro Tem, for suggesting a budget briefing at the April 9 Council meeting. I also would value an overview from staff on the local, state, and federal funding available to support our community through this crisis, both in terms of direct financial aid to individuals and small busines...
by Paige Ellis
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/26 Fee Waiver: Bangladesh Victory Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1585

Re: 3/26 Fee Waiver: Bangladesh Victory Day

I would like to offer $150 as well.

-Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin

CMs Flannigan and Kitchen, I appreciate the dialogue you've begun surrounding these contracts. I am supportive of a shorter contract term for Item #31 than 2 years given that we are currently evaluating Project Connect. A 9 month contract is agreeable to me so that we may see what voters are support...
by Paige Ellis
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Suggested format for 11/18 LDC Rewrite work session
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: Suggested format for 11/18 LDC Rewrite work session

Thank you for laying out this plan for tomorrow's work session, Mayor Adler. I think it sounds like a good plan. And I think the topics presented by CMs Pool and Kitchen are also good topics to discuss at a future work session. I do not have any additional topics at this time, but I may have more to...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: October 8th LDC work session
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: October 8th LDC work session

Thank you, Mayor Pro Tem, for this plan!

I think this is a great way to help us work through tomorrow's work session effectively.

PE
by Paige Ellis
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Clarity needed on camping ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Re: Clarity needed on camping ordinance

CM Flannigan - I agree that we should be taking our guidance from our new Homeless Strategy Officer and from law enforcement on what they are able to enforce through the ordinances as they are & to suggest what might need clarification. I would be interested in hearing what the City Manager/HSO/APD ...
by Paige Ellis
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session Scheduling
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Re: Work Session Scheduling

Thank you, Mayor Adler, for this post. I could arrange my calendar to be available the morning of the 10th before the Mobility Committee meeting at 1 pm, but I also think your perspective would be particularly useful for our discussion on homelessness. I'd prefer to hold it during the Tuesday (15th)...
by Paige Ellis
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 6706

Re: Budget Adoption

Thank you, Mayor Adler! I look forward to adopting a FY2020 budget that best aligns all of our values and priorities.

-Paige
by Paige Ellis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Re: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

Colleagues - I am also excited about the opportunity to serve on this committee, if council agrees. I have not yet had the opportunity to serve as Chair of a committee and am interested in entering this discussion next week. I am glad that we are able to move forward with a committee as important as...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 93 on Next Week's Agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

Re: Item 93 on Next Week's Agenda

Council Member Alter, Thank you for your interest in being a cosponsor. I'm happy to add you as the 4th cosponsor to my resolution! I want to provide a point of clarification on the term "gender-neutral access". This wording is intended to indicate that people of all gender identities should have ac...
by Paige Ellis
Thu May 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 7475

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

I will also echo what MPT Garza and CM Flannigan have said regarding the notion of a boycott. I am happy to lead on direction in a similar spirit of MPT Garza’s previous resolution so that we can continue to make meaningful gains in allowing residents to access healthcare and health education here i...