Ellis Budget Amendments and Riders

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Paige Ellis
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Ellis Budget Amendments and Riders

Post by Paige Ellis »

Colleagues,

My budget riders and amendments reflective of my previous post are as follows:

Parks & Pools
-Maintaining the FY22 Lifeguard Bonuses (Ellis Rider #2- http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172101.pdf)
-Investing in Nature Play (Ellis Amendment #1 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172402.pdf)
-Modernizing PARD Facility Security & Access (Ellis Amendment #2 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172531.pdf)

Public Safety & Reducing Gun Violence
-Maintaining funding for gun locks & safe storage (confirmed in the City Manager’s original proposal)
-Supporting Office of Violence Prevention staffing & programming (still looking into this. Might bring into tranche 2 or future IFC)

Safe & Welcoming Streets
-Fully funding a Vision Zero Traffic Enforcement ILA (confirmed in the City Manager’s original proposal)
-Supporting Neighborhood Speed Mitigation (still looking into this. Might bring into tranche 2 or future IFC)
-Fully implementing Living Streets (confirmed in the City Manager’s original proposal)


Climate Change & Public Health
-Supporting eBike Rebates (confirmed in the City Manager’s original proposal)
-Maintaining funding for Clean Air Coalition membership dues (confirmed in the City Manager’s original proposal)
-Preserving reproductive health funding -Redirecting abortion logistics funding (Ellis Rider #1 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172641.pdf)

Employee Recruitment & Retention
-Incentivizing experienced former City employees to return - eliminate the continuity-of-service requirement in Vacation Leave and Service Incentive Pay accrual formulas - (Ellis Rider #3 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172719.pdf)
-Incentivizing current City employees to stay longer lower the SIP eligibility threshold to 2 or 3 years of service; make FY22 winter holiday bonus permanent (Ellis Amendment #3 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172754.pdf)
-Making our benefits package more attractive to current and potential City employees - offer a third personal holiday per year; expand the Tuition Reimbursement Program (Ellis Rider #4 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172815.pdf )


There are still some asks/ideas floating around from the community and some cosponsorships we are gathering or being asked to join, but this is what’s been confirmed so far, and I will add v2s for additional cosponsorships. Thank you for your consideration.

Looking forward to our discussions over the next week,

Paige Ellis
Paige Ellis
Council Member, District 8