City Council Notebook

What's council jamming out to this week?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Item 4: Up to $100,000 for Holly Street Neighborhood park and rec projects from Austin Energy – this for shitting on them for so long, we presume.

Item 5: This can't be good: Lost Creek Country Club, Barton Creek Resort, Stratus Properties, treated effluent, golf course irrigation purposes. No sir …

Item 10: $108K in meet and confer-earned raises (2%) for those officers in the Public Safety and Emergency Management Department (Airport Public Safety officers, Park Public Safety officers, city marshals and the Office of Emergency Management). Let's not get excited and shoot anybody cruising the park, fellas.

Item 14: Bumping total Oltorf reconstruction dollars to $3.78 million. (Here, I'll just say that back in the day, a friend inebriatedly opined that Oltorf is the named for the God of Meat. Sounds about right.)

Item 23: All the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccines you can handle (well, 36 months' worth) for $509,970 – with the ability to renew.

Item(s) from council
: Nothing, minus board and commission appointments. Shit, waive some parade fees, at least.

Item 36: 10:30am presentation and update on the city’s Green Water Treatment Plant Decommissioning and Site Redevelopment.

Item 46: Zoning for South Urban Lofts. We're against this one on name alone.

Item 52: Ditto for South Lamar Condos.

Item 53 : Hearing over Lamar/Manchaca Mixed Use, i.e., Habibi's Hutch et. al , delayed from last week.

5:30pm Live Music: Maneja Beto's smoothed-out Latino indie rock eases us into public-hearing slumber, aka the Night of a Thousand Annexations …
Wait a minute … is that Mike Martinez's aide Bobby Garza on the keys?

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