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Call to Order

9:55 AM – Invocation Pastor Lee Lever, Austin Mennonite Church

10:00 AM – City Council Convenes

Consent Agenda

Consent: 1 - 3, 6 - 8, 10 - 13, 19 - 23, 25 - 27, 29 - 41, 43, 45 - 47, 50, 57, 58

Pulled: 4, 5, 9, 14, 15 - 18, 24, 28, 42, 48, 51 - 56, 76

Postponed: 14, 65, 66

Withdrawn: 44

Item 4

Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with RS ELLIS, INC/SOUTHWEST CORPORATION for the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Lab and Admin Buildings heating, ventilation, and air conditioning Upgrades Phase 1 project in the amount of $2,483,881 plus a $248,388.10 contingency, for a total amount not to exceed $2,732,269.10. (District 1) (Notes: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9A (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) through the achievements of Good Faith Efforts with 0.23% MBE and 0.05% WBE participation.)

Item 51 (Part 1 of 2)

Approve a resolution relating to housing cooperatives. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Mayor Steve Adler CO 2: Council Member Delia Garza CO 3: Council Member Ora Houston CO 4: Council Member Leslie Pool )

Item 56

Approve a resolution initiating amendments to the regulating plan for the Plaza Saltillo Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Station Area relating to the density bonus program and directing the City Manager to process the amendments and to explore the feasibility of creating a new affordability density bonus program category in all TOD station areas. (Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria CO 1: Mayor Steve Adler CO 2: Council Member Delia Garza CO 3: Council Member Gregorio Casar)

Items 53 & 55

53. Approve a resolution relating to a citizens' task force on displacement issues. (Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Steve Adler CO 1: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria CO 2: Council Member Leslie Pool CO 3: Council Member Ora Houston CO 4: Council Member Delia Garza)

55. Approve a resolution relating to a gentrification, displacement, and mapping community vulnerability study. (Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member Leslie Pool CO 1: Mayor Steve Adler CO 2: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 3: Council Member Ora Houston CO 4: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria)

Item 51 (Part 2 of 2)

Approve a resolution relating to housing cooperatives. (Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Mayor Steve Adler CO 2: Council Member Delia Garza CO 3: Council Member Ora Houston CO 4: Council Member Leslie Pool

Item 15

Office of Real Estate Services

Authorize negotiation and execution of an encroachment agreement with CARLYLE LIPPINCOTT 1998 HERITAGE TRUST, MARY LIPPINCOTT 1998 HERITAGE TRUST, and LIPPINCOTT CAPITAL LTD. for the aerial encroachment of right-of-way by balconies and canopies at the intersection of West Elizabeth Street and Eva Street, located at 110 West Elizabeth Street. (District 9)

Item 9

Economic Development Department

Authorize negotiation and execution of a Family Business Loan Program loan to Lonestar Service Company, LLC, to finance furnishings, tenant finish-out improvements, and related project soft costs associated with lease of a concession facility to be located at 14500 Gregg Manor Rd., a property located within the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction, in an amount not to exceed $650,000, funded with proceeds of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 108 Loan to the City.

Item 28

Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract with ADVANCED TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS, LLC, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposal JTH0309, to provide specialized software used to manage traffic operations at signalized intersections and control of pedestrian hybrid beacons, in an estimated amount of $2,100,000, with two 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $60,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,220,000. (Notes: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore no goals were established.)

Citizen Communications: General

Sylvia Mendoza – City Manager input.

Matt Wallace – APD

Rick Hall – APD Carbon Monoxide “The Austin Press”

Frank Ortega - Equity in the workforce, City Manager selection and The Equity office.

Alan Roddy – Be like Travis.

Rudy Hinojosa – A Goodbye to Austin.

Item 61

Consider a resolution adopting the recommendations of the Electric Utility Commission Resource Planning Working Group for the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan, including long-range planning through 2027.

Item 54

Approve a resolution relating to legal actions that concern housing discrimination based on source of income. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member Gregorio Casar CO 1: Council Member Delia Garza CO 2: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 3: Council Member Ann Kitchen )

Zoning Consent Agenda

Consent: 64 & 68

Postponed: 65, 66 & 67

Item 5

Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with MCKINNEY ARCHITECTS INC. dba MCKINNEY YORK ARCHITECTS, for additional architectural services for the InVision Studios project in the amount of $30,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $338,000. (District 9) ( Notes: This amendment will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current participation to date is 29.08% MBE and 12.02% WBE. )

Item 14

Management Services Approve second and third reading of an ordinance relating to special events and high capacity event venues, repealing and replacing City Code Chapter 14-8 relating to right-of-way closures for special events and neighborhood block parties, amending requirements for temporary food establishments during a special event, repealing City Code Section 14-6-3 relating to closures for a street festivity, amending City Code Chapter 9-2 relating to 24-hour live music and multi-day special event permits; and creating offenses and establishing penalties.

Items 16 - 18

16. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Office of Real Estate Services Capital Budget (Ordinance No. 20160914-002) to increase appropriations by $121,850,000 for the Planning and Development Center acquisition, for a total appropriation of $122,500,000. Related to Items #16 and #17.

17. Authorize negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to purchase in fee simple 5.164 acres and improvements out of Lot 3F Austin Mall located at the southwest corner of Middle Fiskville Road and Highland Mall Boulevard at the Austin Community College Highland Mall Campus in Austin, Travis County, Texas, from Highland PDC, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $122,500,000, including closing costs (District 4). Related to Items #16 and #18.

18. Approve a resolution declaring the City of Austin's official intent to reimburse itself from proceeds of certificates of obligation to be issued for expenditures in the total amount of $121,850,000 for the Planning and Development Center acquisition. Related to Items #16 and #17.

Item 24

Public Works Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the relocation of existing water and wastewater lines in conflict with the US 290 Improvements at Texas State Highway 71, William Cannon Drive, and Joe Tanner Road project in the amount of $214,291.55 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,186,147.55. (District 8)

Item 42

Authorize negotiation and execution of two contracts with ASPLUNDH TREE EXPERT CO. and WRIGHT TREE SERVICE INC., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals TVN0062, to provide energized distribution line clearance services, with an initial 24-month term in an amount of $34,000,000, with three 12-month extension options in an amount of $12,000,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $70,000,000, divided between the contractors. ( Notes: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program and subcontractor goals were applied to the solicitation. The subcontracting goals were met and the resulting contracts will include 4.20% MBE and 1.86% WBE participation. )

Item 48

Watershed Protection Department Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Austin Independent School District for transportation services for students participating in the City's watershed education programs for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in an amount not to exceed $30,000, with five additional one-year extension options, each in an amount not to exceed $30,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $180,000.

Item 69

Council Discussion Discussion regarding the City's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018.

Items 70 & 71

70. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed rate and fee changes for Austin Water as part of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.

71. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed rate and fee changes for Austin Resource Recovery as part of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.

Item 52 (Part 1 of 3)

Approve a resolution creating a task force to analyze and provide recommendations on the Aquatic Master Plan. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Leslie Pool CO 2: Council Member Alison Alter CO 3: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria CO 4: Council Member Ann Kitchen )

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Item 52 (Part 2 of 3)

Approve a resolution creating a task force to analyze and provide recommendations on the Aquatic Master Plan. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Leslie Pool CO 2: Council Member Alison Alter CO 3: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria CO 4: Council Member Ann Kitchen )

Item 72

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending the City Code, Chapter 25-10 relating to the regulation of signs.

Item 52 (Part 3 of 3)

Approve a resolution creating a task force to analyze and provide recommendations on the Aquatic Master Plan. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Leslie Pool CO 2: Council Member Alison Alter CO 3: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria CO 4: Council Member Ann Kitchen )

Item 73

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed rate and fee changes for Austin Energy as part of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.

Item 75

Conduct a public hearing on the proposed property (ad valorem) tax rate for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Item 74

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the City of Austin Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.

Adjourn
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