City Council Notebook
An overflowing agenda this week leaves little room for snark.
By Wells Dunbar,
2:49PM, Mon. Jun. 4, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
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).