City Council Notebook

A look at what's on the agenda for this week's meeting.

Agenda highlights for the Thursday, August 23, City Council meeting.

Why So Short? edition

Item 4: Authorizing city staff the ability to negotiate and execute an ABIA contract for a low-income airline terminal. Seems some on council are increasingly pissed about vesting the "execute" function in staff, when only sparse guidelines exist – here, the "no-frills" rental to cost no less than $0.22 per square foot. Will push back come today?

Item 35: 10:30am presentation of the highlights and statistics of the Office of the Police Monitor. Hmm …

12pm Citizen Communications: More Southwest Key controversy, charter revision and city retaliation talk, and Three Minutes of Uncomfortable: CarolAnneRose Kennedy's III SAFE BLIND MOUTHS PRESIDENTIAL VISE ASPIRIN. ATIONS.

Item 42: 2pm presentation of the proposed Public Safety budget (Municipal Court; the Public Safety and Emergency Management Department; the Austin Fire Department; the Emergency Medical Services Department and, the Austin Police Department.)

Item 43: 3pm public hearing and possible action (?) "to receive comment on the profile of a new City Manager." Uhh, someone who's really smart and pretty and funny and trains unicorns and shits rainbows! Or, as our mayor, brain in Graceland last time we checked, says, one of the "rock stars … out there in municipal management." To-to-totally dude!

Items 46, 47: Zoning for the University Hills/ Windsor Park Neighborhood Plan Combining District

5:30pm Proclamations: "COA Boards & Commissions Recognition Event – to be presented by Mayor Will Wynn and to be accepted by Dave Sullivan and Dave Anderson." A hell of a joke in there, somewhere …

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