City Council Notebook

So much stuff before Council this week …

Aw, shucks edition

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Items 4 & 5: Allocating more than $567,000 for HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment.

Item 6: Adopting the city's Vision Statement ("We want Austin to be the most livable city in the country") and four Citywide Strategic Priorities: Rich Social and Cultural Community; Vibrant Urban Fabric; Healthy, Safe City; and Sustainable Economic Development and Financial Health. We're good enough, we're smart enough, and doggone it …

Item 12: Getting to the good stuff – $1,013,377 for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Elevator and Escalator Improvement Project for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,572,517.

Item 14: First reading in awarding the city's new taxi franchise to one of three competitors. Things that can and will fuck this up:
A) Capital City Cab Company outranked runner-up Lone Star Cab Company by a single point in the evaluation matrix.
B) Cap City's proprietor has recently revealed DWI arrests.
C) Questions about both companies' cash on-hand persist.
D) Won't be approved until after three separate readings. Third can't happen until 30 days after the first. ETA of the new franchise? Whenever …

Item 25: Approve a resolution relating to the compensation and benefits for the city manager. The reappearance of Wilby?

Item 28: Preliminary approval of the TIF taxing mechanism to finance the Waller Creek tunnel. Let's get rafting!

Item 29: Creating a city charter revision committee to consider changes in 2008 – under law, the next year the charter could be altered. Resolution sponsor Mike Martinez is an advocate of single-member districts, which could only occur through charter revision …

Item 30: Task force orgy continues, this time revisions to the Planned Unit Development process.

Item 34: Set a public hearing April 12 to receive public comment on the location of a South day-labor site at 2201 E. Ben White Blvd.

Item 42 (Zoning): Third and final on the St. David's PUD at 30th, by I-35 and Red River.

Proclamations: Tito's Handmade Vodka Month, "to be presented by Mayor Will Wynn and to be accepted by Tito Beveridge [sic]." Looks like someone celebrating a little early …

UPDATE: Oops, that's how you spell Tito's name. Next round's on us …

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Mike Martinez, Will Wynn, Toby Futrell, Waller Creek, City Hall, City Council

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