Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

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Vanessa Sarria
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Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:48 pm

The first policy workshop (previously referred to as "deep dives") took place today, and we learned from it. Below are some proposed changes to ensure that the Council has time to process the abundance of information and dialogue. Recommendations are:
- Limit policy workshops to 2 topics per day (versus 3) but collapse some to ensure all are addressed
- Have a lunch break between topics #1 and #2 (see suggested times below)
- Add March 6th date that was reserved for the retreat and consider not convening on Saturday, March 7th
- Limit number of panelists to no more than 5 and ensure they have more space at their table
- Ensure that we hear "varying perspectives or voices" on panels

Below is the REVISED schedule that takes into account proposed changes:
Thursday, Feb. 5 (COMPLETED)
• Comprehensive Plan - Imagine Austin - 9 to 11 am
• Housing (including land banking, bonds, Section 8 vouchers) – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, Feb. 9
• Water (supply and business model over next ten to twenty years, etc.) – 9 to 11 am
• Transportation and Mobility (including CapMetro) – 3 to 5 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 17
• Watershed Protection, Environment and Endangered Species – 9 to 11 am
• Parks and Open Space – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 19
• Education Support – 9 to 11 am
• Neighborhood Issues (including Code Compliance, ADU’s, short term rentals, stealth dorms, parking, etc.) - 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday Feb. 23
• Infrastructure and Capital Planning – 9 to 11 am
• CodeNEXT, Permitting - 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 2
• Resource Recovery – 9 to 11 am
• Austin Energy (portfolio, business model over next ten to twenty years, etc.) – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Friday, March 6 (no retreat on March 7)
• Combined forum on “Quality of Life” and “Silos vs. Shared Solutions” Among District Communities and Factors Affecting the Cost of Living in Austin (including utilities, child- and eldercare) – 9 to 11 am
• Economic Development (including incentives and innovation zone) – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 23 (consider adding additional date; need time to define resiliency)
• Public Safety – 9 to 11 am
• Community Relations with City Staff, Services and Officials– 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 30 (consider adding additional date) to cover some or all of these topics:
• Healthcare and Delivery – 9 to 11 am
• Social Services including Access for People with Disabilities– 12:30 to 2:30 pm

NOTE:
• Add day for “Resiliency” topic
• City Budget and Financing - Cover with forecast in April.
• City as Employer (Labor Relations, Pensions, Civil Service, etc. Fire Department) – already covered in past Council Session
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Don Zimmerman » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:37 am

Dear Colleagues:

I’m formally requesting that Mr. Jim Skaggs, retired NASA engineer and former Tracor CEO, Director of Coalition On Sustainable Transportation (www.COSTaustin.org), be included on the discussion panel for the Monday Feb 9th “Transportation and Mobility” forum, as an expert voice, NOT an “other voice”.

Mr. Skaggs has tremendous depth of policy understanding on transportation and his expert views on passenger rail have now been affirmed by voters in two very high profile electoral campaigns.

On behalf of suburban constituents, I urge that he be featured on the main panel.

Regards,
Don
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:07 pm

Here are the panelists and other voices for Monday's Policy Workshops on Water and Transportation

Water Policy Workshop from 9 to 11 am on Monday, Feb. 9 at City Hall (City Council Chambers)

Context – Greg Meszaros, Director, Austin Water Utility
- Big picture: How do we provide the city and region's water? A brief explanation of how our systems work together.
- What is the role of Council?
- Specific issues and questions that will go before Council in the next 60 days

Key Policy Issues
-5 community voices (identified in collaboration between staff and Council)
-Each gives a 5 to 7 minute presentation on a key policy issue

-How may drought and climate change affect Austin?
o John Hofmann, Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Executive Vice President of Water

-How will we plan for our future?
o Sharlene Leurig – Water Resource Task Force Chair
o Daron K Butler – Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) Water and Energy Committee

-How will the business model need to change to keep the utility financially healthy?
o Bill Bunch, Save Our Springs
o Mickey Fishbeck – Water and Wastewater Commission Member, Joint Financial Subcommittee Chair

Other voices (3 minute comments each)
o Paul Robbins, Environmentalist
o Jennifer Walker, Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter
o Joe Beal, AARO, Past Chair, Water and Energy Committee
o David Foster, Clean Water Action
o Mr. Paul Terrill, Attorney, Water Rights


Transportation Policy Workshop from 3 to 5 pm on Monday, Feb. 9 at City Hall (City Council Chambers)

Context – Robert Spillar, Director, Austin Transportation Department
-Big picture: How is the region organized to provide transportation services and what role does the City of Austin play? How do the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), CapMetro, CAMPO, Lone Star, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) and the City of Austin work together to provide infrastructure and transportation options. What specific issues and questions will go before Council in the next 60 days?

Key Policy Issues
-5 community voices (identified in collaboration between staff and Council)
-Each gives a 5 to 7 minute presentation on a key policy issue

-What is causing our congestion? How bad is it? What can we do about it?
o Jeremy Martin, Senior Vice-President, Government Relations and Regional Infrastructure, Austin Chamber

-How can we move forward to improve our transportation network?
o Linda Watson, CEO, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro)
o Ashby Johnson, Executive Director, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
o Jim Skaggs, Coalition on Sustainable Transportation (COST)
o Julio Gonzalez Altamirano, Austinites for Urban Rail Action (AURA) - need to confirm

-How do we achieve a jobs, housing and transportation balance? All

Other voices (3 minute comments each)
o Carol Reifsnyder, Executive Director, BikeAustin
o Greg Malatek, Austin District Engineer, TXDOT
o Sid Covington, Board Chair, Lone Star Rail
o Glenn Gadbois, Moveability Austin
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:21 pm

Here is the proposed format for the education policy workshop from 9 to 11 am on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at City Hall (City Council Chambers).
The workshop is intended to cover pre-k to higher education. Below are some recommended policy questions and suggested speakers. Please let us know if there are other individuals/organizations who should be invited to provide varying perspectives on the issue of education.

Context – Susan Dawson, Executive Director, E3
-Big picture: What is the state of education in our community from pre-k through higher education?

-What pressures are educational institutions experiencing? What role can the City of Austin play in alleviating these pressures? (e.g. financing, population growth/loss, teacher retention, student persistence, others)
o Dr. Paul Cruz, Superintendent, AISD or Gina Hinojosa, Board President
o Dr. Kelly Crook, Superintendent, Del Valle ISD (Districts 1, 2, 3)

-What can be done to ensure students receive the necessary supports and credentials to succeed in school and obtain gainful employment? What role can the City of Austin play?
o Dr. Richard Rhodes, President, Austin Community College
o Sue Carpenter, SuccessBySix and ReadyBy21
- Other community voice to balance institutions

Recommendations for others to include (thus far) are as follows:

Albert Black, HeadStart
David Dunn, Texas Charter School Association
John Armbrust, Austin Achieve
Steve DeMan, Austin Kids First
Sherwynn Patton on restorative justice issues
Ken Zarifis, President, Education Austin
Drew Scheberle, the Austin Chamber of Commerce
Christian Home Education of Central Texas
Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
Texas Appleseed

Please review this preliminary list and let us know of panelists and other voices that should be included as soon as you are able. Remember that we need to limit the panelists to 5 people and other voices to 5 people as well. Please use the Message Board to provide feedback.

Thanks
Vanessa Sarria - vanessa.sarria@austintexas.gov
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:31 pm

Other recommendations received since post:
- Suki Steinhauser or someone else who can represent the ancillary services that are so critical to schools (and are a way for the City to support schools)
- PTA president to represent the parent voice such as Austin Council of PTA’s president
- Student voice – perhaps the Austin Youth Council - http://www.austintexas.gov/page/austin-youth-council
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:45 pm

Thursday, Feb. 19th (Thursday), 12:30 to 2:30 pm
NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES (including Code Compliance, ADU's, short-term rentals, stealth dorms, parking, etc.)

Proposed questions and panelists for policy workshop:

•What do you see as Code’s role in your neighborhood? Barbara Scott—Colony Park Neighborhood Association and Randy Tiech—North Austin Civic Association

•How might the Code Department better assist residents with cultural barriers? Ruby Roa—Neighborhood Advocate (spoke about these issues at housing workshop already)

•What are the major Code issues affecting Austin? Heather Way and David Kirk—University of Texas

•What are the benefits of Code being in Public Safety? Bill Bryce—Downtown Austin Alliance , Nuria Zaragoza—Central Austin Neighborhood Plan Area Committee and Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances, Tressie Damron-Caswell Heights Neighborhood Association

•How can Code better service the needs of businesses in Austin? Rebecca Melancon—Austin Independent Business Alliance and Bill Bryce—Downtown Austin Alliance

•What makes it difficult for property owners or managers to maintain the required standards? Paul Hilgers, Austin Board of Realtors

•What programs would you like to see Code implement to address neighborhood issues? Mary Ingel, Austin Neighborhood Council (already participated in panel related to Comprehensive Plan)
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Re: Parks and Open Space Forum

Post by Shannon Halley » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:49 pm

Regarding the Parks and Open Space policy forum, we have worked closely with Mike Personett and Matt Hollon at WPD, and Willie Conrad from AWU BCCP, who are amazing resources on the topic of open space and green infrastructure. Matt has recently launched Phase 2 of the Watershed Protection Ordinance revision, now renamed the Green Infrastructure Working Group.

Heather Way would be a great suggestion for presenting the perspectives of the Urban Parks Working Group. If anyone is interested in a copy if this report it can be found at the following link:

http://centralaustincdc.org/parks/urban ... report.pdf

Thanks!
Shannon
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Office of Kathie Tovo, District 9

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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:46 pm

Here are the updated proposed agendas for next week's policy workshops:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9am to 11am at Austin City Hall
*Watershed Protection, Environment and Endangered Species*

Context: Victoria Li, Watershed Protection (and Willie Conrad, Austin Water)

- What are opportunities to sustainably manage storm water and integrate nature and green infrastructure into the City? What are drainage infrastructure challenges for urban infill and redevelopment?
o Dr. Lauren Ross, Glenrose Engineering
o Hank Smith, Texas Engineering Solutions and Past President of Homebuilders Association of Greater Austin
- What are the best ways to address flooding?
o Will Schneir, President, Big Red Dog Engineering & Consulting
- How should environmental and endangered species considerations influence local/regional development and infrastructure decisions?
o Valerie Bristol, Board of Travis Audubon

Other Voices
o Erin Foster, Education Committee Chair, Travis Austin Recovery Group
o Jaqueline Perez, Onion Creek Neighborhood
o David Venhuizen, P.E.
o Bill Bunch, Save our Springs Alliance

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm at Austin City Hall
*Parks and Open Space*

Context: Sara Hensley, Director Austin Parks and Recreation Department

- What are the benefits and challenges of partnerships and conservancies?
o Susan Roth, Parks & Recreation Board
- What are key considerations for using parks for special events, etc.?
o Colin Wallis, Executive Director, Austin Parks Foundation
o Melissa Hawthorne, Immediate Past President, Barton Hills Neighborhood Assn.
- How well does the current Parkland Dedication Ordinance provide sufficient and quality access to parkland?
o Lynn Osgood, Assistant Instructor, UT School of Architecture
- How can we strategically preserve land for parks and open space as Austin grows?
o Jeff Francell, The Nature Conservancy

Other Voices
o Sharon Blythe, Advocate for Cemeteries
o Matt Knifton, Texas Rowing
o Harry Savio, Homebuilders Association
o Thais Perkins, Executive Director, TreeFolks

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9am to 11am at Austin City Hall
*Education Support*

Context: Susan Dawson, Executive Director, E3

- What pressures are educational institutions experiencing? What role can the City of Austin play in alleviating these pressures? (e.g. financing, population growth/loss, teacher retention, student persistence, others)
o Gina Hinojosa, President, Board of Trustees, Austin ISD
o Dr. Kelly Crook, Superintendent, Del Valle ISD
- What can be done to ensure students receive the necessary supports and credentials to succeed in school and obtain gainful employment? What role can the City of Austin play?
o Dr. Richard Rhodes, President, Austin Community College
o Sue Carpenter, SuccessBySix and ReadyBy21
- What about school choice?
o Former Texas State Representative Kent Grusendorf
o David Dunn, Texas Charter School Association

Other Voices
o Allen Weeks, Austin Voices
o Ken Zarifis, Education Austin
o Tamala Barksdale, Former AISD Board Trustee
o Jennifer Carson, President, Austin Council of PTA’s
o Mary Schmid Mergler, Texas Appleseed

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm at Austin City Hall
*Neighborhood Issues: Code Compliance and Current Issues*

Context: Carl Smart, Director, Austin Code and Greg Guernsey, Planning and Development Review Department, City of Austin

- How do decisions regarding neighborhood issues (accessory dwelling units (ADUs), short-term rentals, occupancy limits, parking, etc.) affect how and where we grow?
o Amy Hartman, AURA Board Member
o Carole Lee, Former President of the Austin Neighborhood Council
- What are the major code issues affecting Austin?
o Heather Way, Director of Entrepreneurship and Community Development, University of Texas School of Law
o Barbara Scott, Colony Park Neighborhood Association
- What makes it difficult for businesses, property owners or managers to maintain the required standards; and how can we make it easier for them to comply?
o Paul Hilgers, Austin Board of Realtors

Other Voices
o Frank Harren, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors
o Pete Gilcrease, Friends of Hyde Park
o Austin Rentals Alliance
o Nuria Zaragosa, Member of the Planning Commission
o Joan Bartz, Vice President, University Hills Neighborhood Association
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:49 pm

Some additions to Parks and Open Space workshop. Other voices include:
o Sharon Blythe, Advocate for Cemeteries
o Matt Knifton, Texas Rowing
o Harry Savio, Homebuilders Association
o Thais Perkins, TreeFolks
o Steven Zettner, RPS Technologies

Some changes to the Education Support workshop:
- What about school choice?
o Chris Busse, Texas Charter School Association
o Mr. Allan Parker, Justice Foundation
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Don Zimmerman » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:19 pm

Open Space Workshop suggestion:

Randy Denzer, Austin Firefighter and recognized expert on wildfire control and mitigation
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:48 pm

Final agendas and speakers for tomorrow:

Policy Workshop – Thursday, February 19
Topic: Education Support
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Austin City Council Chambers

Context – Susan Dawson, Executive Director, E3
- Big picture: What is the state of education in our community from pre-k through higher education?

Key Policy Issues
-Community voices (identified in collaboration between staff and City Council)
-Each gives a 5 to 7 minute presentation on a key policy issue
-What pressures are educational institutions experiencing? What role can the City of Austin play in alleviating these pressures? (e.g. financing, population growth/loss, teacher retention, student persistence, others)
o Gina Hinojosa, President, Board of Trustees, Austin ISD
o Dr. Kelly Crook, Superintendent, Del Valle ISD
o Tamala Barksdale, Former AISD Board Trustee
o Chris Busse, Texas Charter School Association

-What about pre-kindergarten in promoting school success? What role can the City of Austin play?
o Sue Carpenter, Success By 6

-What is the proper role of the City of Austin government in public education including pre-kindergarten?
o Mr. Allan Parker, The Justice Foundation

Other Voices
- Other voices from community provide comments (Mayor and Council will identify “other voices” that can provide other perspectives to be considered.) Each person will have 3 minutes to provide a different perspective. Need to pick “5” from this list.
o Allen Weeks, Austin Voices for Education & Youth
o Ken Zarifis, Education Austin
o Mary Schmid Mergler, Texas Appleseed
o Albert Black, Child, Inc. (Head Start)
o Dr. Teresa Granillo, Con Mi Madre



Policy Workshop – Thursday, February 19
Topic: Neighborhood Issues
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Austin City Council Chambers

Context – Carl Smart, Director, Austin Code and Greg Guernsey, Planning and Development Review Department, City of Austin
What are the key factors that need to be considered on decisions related to additional dwelling units (ADUs), short-term rentals, stealth dorms, parking, and related neighborhood issues? How can we maintain compatibility as we grow? How do we enforce code compliance?
- What is the role of Council?
- What specific issues and questions will go before Council in the next 60 days?

Key Policy Issues
-Community voices (identified in collaboration between staff and Council)
-Each gives a 5 to 7 minute presentation on a key policy issue
-How do decisions regarding neighborhood issues (accessory dwelling units (ADUs), short-term rentals, occupancy limits, parking, etc.) affect how and where we grow?
o Amy Hartman, AURA Board Member
o Rachel Martinez, Georgian Manor

-What are the major code issues affecting Austin?
o Heather Way, Director of Entrepreneurship and Community Development, University of Texas School of Law
o Barbara Scott, Colony Park Neighborhood Association

-What makes it difficult for businesses, property owners or managers to maintain the required standards; and how can we make it easier for them to comply?
o Paul Hilgers, Austin Board of Realtors

Other Voices
-Other voices from community provide comments (Mayor and Council will identify “other voices” that can provide other perspectives to be considered.) Each person will have 3 minutes to provide a different perspective.
o Frank Harren, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors
o Alejandro Puyana, Friends of Hyde Park
o Sue Long, Austin Rental Alliance
o Nuria Zaragosa, Member of the Planning Commission
o Joan Bartz, Vice President, University Hills Neighborhood Association
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Don Zimmerman » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:32 pm

Recommendation for "Resource Recover" March 2nd

Rebecca Melancon, Exec. Dir, Austin Independent Business Alliance

Policy Question: Can certain Austin policies/requirements favor very large business because of small business inability to pay?
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:13 pm

Policy Workshop Schedule (updated 2/20/2015)

Thursday, Feb. 5 (COMPLETED)
· Comprehensive Plan - Imagine Austin – 9 to 11 am
· Housing (including land banking, bonds, Section 8 vouchers) – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, Feb. 9 (COMPLETED)
· Water (supply and business model over next ten to twenty years, etc.) – 9 to 11 am
· Transportation and Mobility (including CapMetro) – 3 to 5 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 17 (COMPLETED)
· Watershed Protection, Environment and Endangered Species – 9 to 11 am
· Parks and Open Space – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 19 (COMPLETED)
· Education Support – 9 to 11 am
· Neighborhood Issues (including Code Compliance, ADU’s, short term rentals, stealth dorms, parking, etc.) - 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday Feb. 23
· Infrastructure and Capital Planning – 9 to 11 am
· CodeNEXT - 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 2
· Resource Recovery – 9 to 11 am
· Austin Energy (portfolio, business model over next ten to twenty years, etc.) – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Friday, March 6
· Economic Development (including incentives and innovation zone) – 9:00 to 11:00 am
· Combined forum on “Factors Affecting the Cost of Living in Austin (including utilities, child- and eldercare)”; and “Quality of Life” and “Silos vs. Shared Solutions” Among District Communities – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 23
· Public Safety – 9 to 11 am
· How does the City respond to Citizen requests for service – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 30
· Healthcare and Delivery – 9 to 11 am
· Social Services including Access for People with Disabilities– 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Thursday, April 9
· Workforce Development – 9 to 11 am
· Resiliency – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Wednesday, April 22
· City Budgeting & Finance – 12:30 – 2:30 pm



NOTES:
· Eliminated retreat dates of March 6th and 7th; March 6th to be used for policy topics.

· Combined “Economic Development (including incentives)” and “Innovation Zone” into one topic, now scheduled for March 6th.

· Combined “Factors Affecting the Cost of Living in Austin (including utilities, child- and eldercare)”; and “Quality of Life” and “Silos vs. Shared Solutions” Among District Communities into one topic, now scheduled for March 6th.

· Revised the topic “Community Relations with City Staff, Services and Officials” to read “How the City responds to Citizen requests for service.”

· Combined “Social Services” and “Access for People with Disabilities” into one topic.

· Scheduled “Resiliency” and new topic “Workforce Development” on new date April 9th.

· Scheduled “City Budgeting & Finance” for April 22nd, the day staff presents the 2016 Financial Forecast.
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Re: Revised Schedule for Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:16 pm

Revised Policy Workshop Schedule (as of 3/11/15)

Thursday, Feb. 5 (COMPLETED)
•Comprehensive Plan - Imagine Austin – 9 to 11 am
•Housing (including land banking, bonds, Section 8 vouchers) – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, Feb. 9 (COMPLETED)
•Water (supply and business model over next ten to twenty years, etc.) – 9 to 11 am
•Transportation and Mobility (including CapMetro) – 3 to 5 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 17 (COMPLETED)
•Watershed Protection, Environment and Endangered Species – 9 to 11 am
•Parks and Open Space – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 19 (COMPLETED)
•Education Support – 9 to 11 am
•Neighborhood Issues (including Code Compliance, ADU’s, short term rentals, stealth dorms, parking, etc.) - 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday Feb. 23 (COMPLETED)
•Infrastructure and Capital Planning – 9 to 11 am
•CodeNEXT - 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 2 (COMPLETED)
•Resource Recovery – 9 to 11 am
•Austin Energy (portfolio, business model over next ten to twenty years, etc.) – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Friday, March 6 (COMPLETED)
•Economic Development (including incentives and innovation zone) – 9:00 to 11:00 am
•Combined forum on “Factors Affecting the Cost of Living in Austin (including utilities, child- and eldercare)”; and “Quality of Life” and “Silos vs. Shared Solutions” Among District Communities – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 23
•How does the City respond to Citizen requests for service – 9 to 11 am (Unlike other workshops, the entire panel will be City staff vs. community members.)
•Public Safety – 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, March 30
•Healthcare and Delivery – 9 to 11 am
•Social Services including Access for People with Disabilities– 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Monday, April 20
•Workforce Development – 10 am to 12 pm

Wednesday, April 22
•City Budgeting & Finance – 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Monday, April 27
•Resiliency – 9 to 11 am
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