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Call to Order

9:55 AM – Opening Moment

It is our custom here at City Council to start our meetings with a peaceful moment by inviting different people from walks of life and different faiths to share their prayers or moments of reflection. This is an important way that we celebrate the diversity that exists in our city and begin our meetings with everyone focused and aligned for the greater good. Invocation Speaker will be Ricky Freeman from Ebenezer Baptist Church

10:00 AM – City Council Convenes

Consent Agenda



Consent: 1, 5, 6, 8 - 28, 30, 32, 34 - 44, 46 - 50, 52 - 58, 60 - 64, 106, 107, 109, 110

Postponed: 7, 55

Withdrawn: 2 - 4, 29, 65, 96, 98

Pulled: 31, 33, 45, 51, 59, 108, 111, 112

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Items 31 & 33

31. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with Texas State University for law enforcement activities related to the sale of tobacco products to underage persons, for total payment not to exceed $50,000. Sponsors: Safety, and Health and Environment

33. Authorize execution of an interlocal agreement with the University of Texas at Austin for the Austin Police Department to provide assistance in the planning and execution of street closures and related activities required during parades, protests, sporting, and other special events in an amount not to exceed $750,000. Sponsors: Safety, and Government That Works for All

Item 45

Authorize award of a multi-term contract with SiteScapes, Inc., to provide trash and recycling receptacles for downtown, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $325,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). Sponsors: Health and Environment

Item 51

Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Ricker - Cunningham, to provide real estate development consulting services, in an amount not to exceed $150,000. (Note: This procurement was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this procurement, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). Sponsors: Government That Works for All, and Economic Opportunity and Affordability

Item 108

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to prepare a study with recommendations to improve the ecological health and safety of Austin’s rivers, lakes, and creeks by addressing litter problems, prevention, and abatement; and directing the City Manager to explore and pursue immediate action to address the dumping of electric micromobility devices into Austin’s watersheds and to mitigate the resulting environmental impacts. Sponsors: Council Member Paige Ellis, Mayor Steve Adler, Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, and Council Member Gregorio Casar

Item 111

Approve a resolution relating to meetings and compensation of the Municipal Civil Service Commission.

Sponsors: Council Member Alison Alter, Council Member Leslie Pool, Mayor Steve Adler, and Council Member Kathie Tovo

Item 112

Approve a resolution regarding firearm safety equipment and educational materials. Sponsors: Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, Council Member Alison Alter, Council Member Paige Ellis, and Council Member Kathie Tovo

Item 66

Approve the appointment of Jessica Palvino to the Sobriety Center Local Government Corporation Board of Directors, doing business as the Sobering Center. Sponsors: Audit and Finance Committee

Austin Housing and Finance Corporation Meeting

10:30 AM - Austin Housing and Finance Corporation Meeting The Mayor will recess the City Council meeting to conduct a Board of Directors' Meeting of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation. Following adjournment of the AHFC Board meeting the City Council will reconvene. (The AHFC agenda is temporarily located at http://austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2020/20200123-ahfc.htm)

Item 68

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance adopting a consent agreement for the Austin Green Improvement District No. 1. Sponsors: Economic Opportunity and Affordability

Item 69

Conduct a public hearing and consider an application by Vi Collina, LLC, or an affiliated entity, for housing tax credits for a multi-family development that will be financed through the private activity bond program to be known as Vi Collina, located at or near 2401 East Oltorf Street; and consider a resolution that relates to the proposed development, the application, and the allocation of housing tax credits and private activity bonds within the City and near the proposed development Sponsors: Economic Opportunity and Affordability District(s): District 3

Item 70

Conduct a public hearing related to an application by Austin Leased Housing Associates IV, Limited Partnership, or an affiliated entity, for housing tax credits for a multi-family development that will be financed through the private activity bond program, to be known as Woodway Village, located at or near 4600 Nuckols Crossing Road; and consider a resolution that relates to the proposed development, the application, and the allocation of housing tax credits and private activity bonds within the City and near the proposed development. Sponsors: Economic Opportunity and Affordability District(s): District 2

Item 71

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 (Land Development Code) to create the Central Health Overlay district within the Downtown Austin Plan District Map. Sponsors: Economic Opportunity and Affordability

Citizen Communications: General

Carlos León – 1) God, Jesus Christ & The Holy Spirit cannot be beat; 2) Cancel chemtrail culture 3) Go online to read Civil Action 92-0449, The Deep State demons must be defeated & their works destroyed

Jeff Robinson – Mobility issues in Rainey neighborhood

Jerry Hardin – Alternate approach for short-term housing.

Penny Adrian – Unhoused neighbors

Ruben Rivera-Clemente – Police brutality

Ann Marie Ellis – TBD

Angela Benavides Garza – The Heart of Austin Ordinance

Zoning Consent Agenda

Consent: 75 - 77, 80 - 82, 84, 85, 91 - 95, 97, 100, 101, 103 - 105, 113

Postponed: 73, 74, 78, 79, 83, 86, 87 - 90, 98, 99, 102 Withdrawn: 96

Item 105

C14H-2019-0148 - Edward, Sr. and Connie Rendon House - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 by rezoning property locally known as 1705 Haskell Street Applicant: Historic Landmark Commission. Applicant’s Request: To rezone from family residence- neighborhood plan (SF-3-NP) combining district zoning to family residence -historic landmark - neighborhood plan (SF-3-H-NP) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation and Historic Landmark Commission Recommendation: To grant family residence - historic landmark - neighborhood plan (SF-3-H-NP) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To be reviewed January 14, 2019. Applicant: City of Austin. City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, Historic Preservation Office, Planning and Zoning Department, 512-974-6454. District(s): District 3

Item 59

Approve a resolution relating to the enforcement of low-level marijuana and cannabis-related offenses and the expenditure of City resources for THC concentration testing. Sponsors: Council Member Gregorio Casar, Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, and Council Member Jimmy Flannigan

Live Music

5:30 PM - Live Music

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Proclamation #1

Proclamation – QBS Recognition - To be presented by Mayor Adler and to be accepted by Rolando Fernandez, Jr.

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