City Council Notebook

An overflowing agenda this week leaves little room for snark.

Thursday, June 7, 2007
Snark-free edition:

Item 3: Settlement between the city and the Lower Colorado River Authority over use of return flows and pending applications for water-rights determinations before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Fun!

Item 8: $750,000 loan to Las Manitas, forgivable after five years of payments, under the city’s new Business Retention and Enhancement Program.

Item 9: Authorizing the $5 million in bond dollars allocated to repairs and improvements at Austin Studios.

Item 11: What looks like the anti-chaining ordinance from the Animal Advisory Commission.

Item 12: $135,000 for Water Treatment Plant 4 lawyering regarding endangered species – bringing the total to $235,000.

Item 13: Amending the SMART Housing program to include the Affordable Housing Incentives Task Force's recommendations.

Item 15: Charging fees for use of the Mexican American Cultural Center and staff.

Item 17: $1.5 million for land for an an Asian-American Resource Center.

Public Works: Seven construction contracts

Purchasing Office: 16 contracts, including

Item 52: Awarding Morris Williams Golf Course concessionaire contract to campus-burger legend Player's.

Item 55: Council creates Energy Depletion Risks (i.e., peak oil) Task Force

Item 59: Action on remaining AHITF recos

10:30am – Morning Briefings
Item 70: Discussion of policy direction for the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Budget.

4pm – Zoning Ordinances
Second and third reading on Caswell Lofts, Lamar/Manchaca mixed-use (Habibi's Hutch, et al.). Plus first on a mess more (18).

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