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Invocation

– Invocation Rev. Linda Elsord, Crestview United Methodist Church

Changes to Agenda

Items Postponed or Withdrawn: 37, 54, 68-77

Consent Agenda

Pulled: 2, 4, 7, 23, 26, 28, 30-32, 34, 41, 46-48, 50 & 51

Items 30 & 31

30. Approve second reading of an ordinance amending Ordinance number 20070517-064 that awarded a taxicab franchise to Lone Star Cab Company to allow additional taxicab permits, and deleting Part 4 of Ordinance 20070517- 064 relating to taxicab franchise owner requirements.

31. Approve second reading of an ordinance amending Ordinance number 20100527-047 that renewed a taxicab franchise to Austin Cab Company to allow additional taxicab permits.

Item 4

Approve an ordinance repealing and replacing Exhibits A through E of Ordinance No. 20111007-001 calling the May 12, 2012 Municipal Election to adopt changes to election day polling place locations, early voting locations, and election personnel.

Item 23

Authorize award and execution of a 24-month requirements supply contract with TECHLINE, INC., for the purchase of precast concrete manholes for Austin Energy in an estimated amount not to exceed $461,730 with three 12- month extension options in an estimated amount not to exceed $230,865 per extension option, for a total estimated contract amount not to exceed $1,154,325.

Item 26

Authorize award and execution of a 24-month requirements service contract with AMERICAN FACILITY SERVICES, or one of the other qualified bidders for IFB-BV No. KDW0070, to provide janitorial services at various Austin Energy locations in an estimated amount not to exceed $1,057,024, with three 12 month extension options in an estimated amount not to exceed $581,363 for the first extension option, $634,214 for the second extension option and $687,066 for the third extension option, for a total estimated contract amount not to exceed $2,959,667.

Item 28

Authorize execution of a revenue concession contract with AUSTIN ROWING CLUB for the management and operation of a boathouse on Lady Bird Lake.

Item 7

Approve a resolution to nominate US Farathane Corporation for designation by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism as a single Texas Enterprise Project in accordance with Texas Government Code Chapter 2303 (“Texas Enterprise Zone Act”).

Item 57 (Part 1 of 2)

Update on the Waller Creek Design Competition.

Item 57 (Part 2 of 2)

Update on the Waller Creek Design Competition.

Citizen Communications: General

Citizen Communications: General Michael King- Homelessness

Azzurra Crispino- TBA

James O'brien- Apology

Christopher Ringstaff- City permitting mistake cover up by dishonesty and open records request omission

Brian Harris- TBA

Wendy Jack- Austin American Heroes Parade for returning Iraq Vets and other deployments

Ronnie Reeferseed- Peace, freedom and fluoride

John Duffy- Organics and genetically modified foods

Lainie Duro- Policies and procedures of the City of Austin and City property

Alana Farley- The kind of Austin I want to grow up in

Executive Session 1

Items 46, 48, 50, 58, 59

Item 60

Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Austin Convention Center/Waller Creek Venue Project Refunding Bonds, Series 2012, in an amount not to exceed $20,280,000, authorizing related documents, and approving related fees. These funds will be used to refund City of Austin Convention Center/Waller Creek Venue Project Bonds, Series 1999A. Refunding these obligations is intended to result in present value savings exceeding the City’s target guideline of 4.25%.

Executive Session 2

Items 2, 46, 48, 50, 58

Postponed Items

Postponed Items 68-77

Item 56

11th and 12th Street Redevelopment Study.

Item 32

Authorize negotiation and execution of an Interlocal Agreement between the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CMTA) and the City of Austin to fund additional rail service along the MetroRail Red Line route within the City of Austin with funds, to be reimbursed to the City through Capital Metro funds paid to the City under the Quarter Cent Program.

Live Music

Live Music- Chris Brecht

Proclamations

Proclamations Proclamation -- Women's Veterans Month -- to be presented by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and to be accepted by Tammy Figueroa and Lil Serafine

Proclamation -- Red Cross Month -- to be presented by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and to be accepted by Sara Kennedy

Proclamation -- National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS -- to be presented by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and to be accepted by Sam Price and area church representatives

Proclamation -- 84th Annual Zilker Park Kite Festival -- to be presented by Council Member Chris Riley and to be accepted by Dorsey and Bunnie Twidwell

Item 34

Approve an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 20111215-051 relating to interim city council meeting procedures, extending the expiration date, and directing the City Manager to present recommended code amendments regarding city council meeting procedures to Council on or before April 26, 2012.

Item 41

Approve a resolution authorizing the negotiation of a Multiple Use Agreement between the City and the Texas Department of Transportation regarding improvements to the Johnson Creek Trailhead.

Items 2 & 46 (Part 1 of 3)

2. Discussion and possible action on revenue implications of potential electric rate scenarios.

46. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to prepare an ordinance that, if adopted, would implement a system-wide electric rate revenue increase based on the existing rate structure; directing the City Manager to retain an independent residential, low-income, and small business consumer advocate; adopting a rate-related work session schedule; and requiring the use of 2011 test year data for a final rate proposal.

Items 2 & 46 (Part 2 of 3)

2. Discussion and possible action on revenue implications of potential electric rate scenarios.

46. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to prepare an ordinance that, if adopted, would implement a system-wide electric rate revenue increase based on the existing rate structure; directing the City Manager to retain an independent residential, low-income, and small business consumer advocate; adopting a rate-related work session schedule; and requiring the use of 2011 test year data for a final rate proposal.

Items 2 & 46 (Part 3 of 3)

2. Discussion and possible action on revenue implications of potential electric rate scenarios.

46. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to prepare an ordinance that, if adopted, would implement a system-wide electric rate revenue increase based on the existing rate structure; directing the City Manager to retain an independent residential, low-income, and small business consumer advocate; adopting a rate-related work session schedule; and requiring the use of 2011 test year data for a final rate proposal.

Item 47

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to allocate $80,900 from the Holly Good Neighbor Program Cultural Arts Projects fund and $10,000 from the Holly Good Neighbor Program After School fund in FY 2010-2011 Austin Energy operating budget to fund various programs. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member Mike Martinez CO 1: Mayor Lee Leffingwell )

Item 48

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to review the city's current banking policies and make recommendations on changes to give preference to banks that support community reinvestment goals. (Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member Laura Morrison CO 1: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole CO 2: Council Member Kathie Tovo)

Item 50

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to extend the use agreement with Hostelling International - Austin for the use of public park land and facilities located at 2201 S. Lakeshore Boulevard. (Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member Mike Martinez CO 1: Council Member Laura Morrison CO 2: Council Member William Spelman)

Item 51

Approve a resolution endorsing the recommendations made by the Urban Parks Stakeholder Group in its October 2011 Urban Parks Workgroup Report and directing the City Manager to implement certain recommendations of that report. (Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Laura Morrison CO 2: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole)

Zoning Consent

Zoning and Neighborhood Plan Amendments (Public Hearings and Possible Action) Items 64-65, & 67

Item 66

C14-2011-0158 – Ethos Riverside – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Chapter 25-2 of the Austin City Code by rezoning property locally known as 2117-2129 and 2209-2225 Maxwell Lane (Carson Creek Watershed) from family residence-neighborhood plan (SF-3-NP) combining district zoning to townhouse and condominium residenceneighborhood plan (SF-6-NP) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant townhouse and condominium residenceneighborhood plan-conditional overlay (SF-6-NP-CO) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant townhouse and condominium residence-neighborhood plan-conditional overlay (SF-6-NPCO) combining district zoning. Applicant: Marbella Development, LP (Mitchell Kalogridis). Agent: Granite Development Services (Keith Parkan). City Staff: Stephen Rye, 974-7604.

Items 61 - 63

61. NP-2011-0029 - St. John/Coronado Hills Combined Neighborhood Plan - Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending the Austin Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan by adopting the St. John/Coronado Hills Combined Neighborhood Plan, generally bounded by U.S. Highway 183 on the north, U.S. Highway 290 on the southeast, and Middle Fiskville Road to East Huntland Drive to Twin Crest Drive to East Croslin Street and generally along the lot line to U.S. Highway 183 on the west (Buttermilk Branch Watershed, Fort Branch Watershed, Tannehill Branch Watershed, Little Walnut Creek Watershed). Staff Recommendation: To grant the land use recommendations that implement the St. John/Coronado Hills Combined Neighborhood Plan. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant the land use recommendations that implement the St. John/Coronado Hills Combined Neighborhood Plan. Applicant and Agent: City of Austin, Planning and Development Review Department. City Staff: Dee Dee Quinnelly, 974-2976; Greg Dutton, 974-3509. 62. C14-2011-0115 – St. John Neighborhood Planning Area Rezonings – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Chapter 25-2 of the Austin City Code by rezoning property locally known as the St. John Neighborhood Planning Area, generally bounded by U.S. Highway 183 to the north, Cameron Road to the east, U.S. Highway 290 to the south and Middle Fiskville Road to East Huntland Drive to Twin Crest Drive to East Croslin Street and generally along the lot line to U.S. Highway 183 to the west (Buttermilk Branch Watershed, Fort Branch Watershed, Tannehill Branch Watershed). The proposed zoning changes will create a Neighborhood Plan Combining District (NPCD) covering the entire area. The proposed zoning changes also implement the land use recommendations of the St. John/Coronado Hills Combined Neighborhood Plan, NP-2011-0029, on 58 tracts of land (273.6 acres). Under the proposed St. John NPCD, the following design tools are proposed to be applied area-wide: front porch setback. The following special use option is proposed to be applied areawide: small-lot amnesty, cottage lot, urban home, secondary apartment, corner store. Other special use options proposed to be applied on a parcel specific basis include: residential infill and neighborhood urban center. The following affordable housing special use options are proposed to be applied area-wide: single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district or single family residence (SF-3) district, duplex residential use, secondary apartment special use. Other special use options that could be recommended by Planning Commission and approved by City Council include: neighborhood mixed-use building. The following infill options will be applied to Tracts R, S, T, U and V: residential infill. The following infill options will be applied to Tracts A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P and Q: neighborhood urban center. In addition, mobile food establishment restrictions are proposed area-wide. The City Council may approve a zoning change to any of the following: rural residence (RR) district zoning; single family residence-large lot (SF-1) district zoning; single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district zoning; family residence (SF-3) district zoning; single family residence-small lot (SF-4A) district zoning; single family residence-condominium site (SF-4B) district zoning; urban family residence (SF-5) district zoning; townhouse & condominium residence (SF-6) district zoning; multi-family residence-limited density (MF-1) district zoning; multi-family residence-low density (MF-2) district zoning; multi-family residence-medium density (MF-3) district zoning; multi-family residence-moderate-high density (MF-4) district zoning; multi-family residence-high density (MF-5) district zoning; multi-family residence-highest density (MF-6) district zoning; mobile home residence (MH) district zoning; neighborhood office (NO) district zoning; limited office (LO) district zoning; general office (GO) district zoning; community recreation (CR) district zoning, neighborhood commercial (LR) district zoning; community commercial (GR) district zoning; warehouse/limited office (W/LO) district zoning; general commercial services (CS) district zoning; commercial-liquor sales (CS-1) district zoning; commercial highway (CH) district zoning; industrial park (IP) district zoning; limited industrial service (LI) district zoning; major industry (MI) district zoning and public (P) district zoning. A Conditional Overlay (CO), Mixed Use Combining District Overlay (MU), Vertical Mixed Use Building (V), or Neighborhood Plan Combining District (NP) may also be added to these zoning base districts. Staff Recommendation: To grant rezonings that implement the land use recommendations of the St. John Neighborhood Plan. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant rezonings that implement the land use recommendations of the St. John Neighborhood Plan. Applicant: City of Austin. Agent: Planning and Development Review Department. City Staff: Dee Dee Quinnelly, 974-2976; Greg Dutton, 974-3509; Wendy Rhoades, 974-7719. 63. C14-2011-0116 – Coronado Hills Neighborhood Planning Area Rezonings – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Chapter 25-2 of the Austin City Code by rezoning property locally known as the Coronado Hills Neighborhood Planning Area, generally bounded by U.S. Highway 183 on the north, U.S. Highway 290 on the southeast and Cameron Road on the west (Buttermilk Branch Watershed, Fort Branch Watershed, Little Walnut Creek Watershed). The proposed zoning changes will create a Neighborhood Plan Combining District (NPCD) covering the entire area. The proposed zoning changes also implement the land use recommendations of the St. John/Coronado Hills Combined Neighborhood Plan, NP-2011-0029, on 14 tracts of land (78.8 acres). Under the proposed Coronado Hills NPCD, the following design tools will be applied area-wide: parking placement and impervious cover restrictions, garage placement, and front porch setback. The following special use option is proposed to be applied area-wide: smalllot amnesty. Other special use options proposed to be applied on a parcel specific basis include: residential infill, and neighborhood urban center. The following special use options will be applied in a subdistrict: cottage lot, and urban home. The subdistrict is generally bounded by Coronado Hills Drive and the lot line (includes TCAD parcel 230586) to the north, U.S. Highway 290 to the south, Creekside Drive to the east, and Cameron Road to the west. Other special use options that could be recommended by Planning Commission and approved by City Council include secondary apartment, corner store, and neighborhood mixed-use building. The following infill options will be applied to Tracts Y, Z, and AA: residential infill. The following infill options will be applied to Tracts W and X: neighborhood urban center. In addition, mobile food establishment restrictions are proposed area-wide. The City Council may approve a zoning change to any of the following: rural residence (RR) district zoning; single family residencelarge lot (SF-1) district zoning; single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district zoning; family residence (SF-3) district zoning; single family residence-small lot (SF-4A) district zoning; single family residencecondominium site (SF-4B) district zoning; urban family residence (SF-5) district zoning; townhouse & condominium residence (SF-6) district zoning; multi-family residence-limited density (MF-1) district zoning; multi-family residence-low density (MF-2) district zoning; multi-family residence-medium density (MF-3) district zoning; multi-family residence-moderate-high density (MF-4) district zoning; multi-family residence-high density (MF-5) district zoning; multi-family residence-highest density (MF-6) district zoning; mobile home residence (MH) district zoning; neighborhood office (NO) district zoning; limited office (LO) district zoning; general office (GO) district zoning; community recreation (CR) district zoning, neighborhood commercial (LR) district zoning; community commercial (GR) district zoning; warehouse/limited office (W/LO) district zoning; general commercial services (CS) district zoning; commercial-liquor sales (CS-1) district zoning; commercial highway (CH) district zoning; industrial park (IP) district zoning; limited industrial service (LI) district zoning; major industry (MI) district zoning and public (P) district zoning. A Conditional Overlay (CO), Mixed Use Combining District Overlay (MU), Vertical Mixed Use Building (V), or Neighborhood Plan Combining District (NP) may also be added to these zoning base districts. Staff Recommendation: To grant rezonings that implement the land use recommendations of the Coronado Hills Neighborhood Plan. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant rezonings that implement the land use recommendations of the Coronado Hills Neighborhood Plan. Applicant: City of Austin. Agent: Planning and Development Review Department. City Staff: Dee Dee Quinnelly, 974-2976; Greg Dutton, 974-3509; Wendy Rhoades, 974-7719. A valid petition has been filed in opposition to Tract 108 of this rezoning request.

Item 78 (Part 1 of 3)

Conduct a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending Chapter 15-6 of the City Code to phase in a prohibition of single-use carryout bags within the city limits.

Item 78 (Part 2 of 3)

Conduct a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending Chapter 15-6 of the City Code to phase in a prohibition of single-use carryout bags within the city limits.

Item 78 (Part 3 of 3)

Conduct a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending Chapter 15-6 of the City Code to phase in a prohibition of single-use carryout bags within the city limits.
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