Among the many issues and items under discussion:
Alternatives for a proposed hospital district;
$393,600 in start-up funds for the new "hospital within a hospital" on the fifth floor of Brackenridge Hospital, which will provide reproductive services prohibited by Catholic directives. The money comes come from reductions in charity care payments to Seton Medical Center;
A $6 million HUD loan and equivalent promissory note to pay for building the city's homeless shelter;
Second/third readings on an ordinance enabling the peripatetic Cedar Door Bar to relocate (permanently?) to the 1600 block of Toomey Road;
Approval, on second/third readings, of neighborhood plans and rezonings for North Loop and Bouldin Creek;
A public hearing on the Upper Boggy Creek plan;
A $45,000 artwork commission contract with Carl Trominski to spruce up -- and blue up -- the Lamar Railroad Bridge Underpass at Third and South Lamar with new paint and blue lighting and reflective signs;
A 12-month agreement between the city and the Austin Area Urban League to operate a Diversion Center for juveniles who have committed Class C offenses;
An ordinance drafted by Danny Thomas asking the city to co-sponsor the pre-Juneteenth and Juneteenth parades on June 18 and 19;
Approval of Thomas' ordinance banning parking on front and side yards and making violators pay a $40 fine. Opponents contend that the ordinance contains major loopholes -- for instance, some of the 69 "neighborhood associations" listed as supporters might appear on that list only because one or two members wrote a letter to council without notifying their entire neighborhood.
A resolution, sponsored by Daryl Slusher, Raul Alvarez, and Jackie Goodman, directing the city manager's office to explore creating a program to identify the top polluters of Barton Springs and contributing creeks;
Another resolution, sponsored by Slusher and Will Wynn, to initiate an energy audit program for live music venues downtown.
At 5:30pm, council will honor Beverly Griffith for her six years on the dais. Griffith, who lost her re-election bid to Dunkerley, will receive a Distinguished Service award from Mayor Gus Garcia.