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Special Presentation

McNeil High School Choir

Call to Order

9:55 AM – Invocation Rev. Michael Mumme, First United Methodist Church

10:00 AM – City Council Convenes

Consent Agenda

Consent 1-66

Pulled 13,14,16,17,18,20,21,24,26,27,28,30,48,53,56

Zoning Consent Agenda

Consent: 81,82, 83, 86

Postponement: 84

Pulled: 80, 85

Items 71 & 72

Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee

71. Authorize award and execution of an amendment to the contract with PIKE ELECTRIC, LLC., for transmission and distribution construction and maintenance services to increase the contract authorization for the current contract period in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $41,000,000. ( Notes: This contract was awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9C of the Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program through the achievement of good faith efforts with 4.85% MBE and 1.33% WBE participation. )

72. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 24-month contract with PIKE ELECTRIC, LLC., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request for Proposal LAG0105, to provide transmission and distribution electrical services, in an amount not to exceed $30,000,000, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $75,000,000. ( 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 0.66% MBE and 0.93% WBE participation. )

Item 73

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 4-12 relating to the regulation of credit access businesses.

Item 77

Approve an ordinance appointing associate and substitute judges to the City of Austin Municipal Court for the 2014-2017 judicial term, and designating a juvenile justice judge.

Item 78 (Part 1 of 2)

Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the Onion Creek Floodplain Buyout Program Project for the fee simple acquisition of Lot 6, Block "M", of Onion Creek Forest Section 2, Amended Plat, a subdivision in Travis County, Texas, according to the map or plat of record in Volume 68, Page 54, of the Plat Records of Travis County, Texas, in the amount of $20,000. The owners of the needed property interests are Jerry M. Barr a/k/a Jerry Maylan Barr, Phyllis M. Cox a/k/a Phyliss Marie Cox, Beverley S. Lewellen a/k/a Beverly Susan Lewellan, Ronald Travis Barr, Michele E. Times a/k/a Michelle Times, Michael Kersman, Jr. a/k/a Michael Kersman, Cynthia A. Shoemake, Jessica L. Cordell, Jeffrey M. Tyler, Joseph Ray Landraneau, Charlie Traxell a/k/a Charlie Troxell, Amber Maxey, Ashley Medellin, and The Unknown Heirs and/or Devisees of John W. Tyler, Jr., Deceased. The property is a vacant lot, located entirely in District 2, at 5409 Vine Hill Drive, Austin, Texas 78744. The general route covered by this project includes the area along Lower Onion Creek, in the Onion Creek Forest, Onion Creek Plantation and Yarrabee Bend neighborhoods, near the intersection of South Pleasant Valley Road and East William Cannon Drive, in Austin, Travis County, Texas (District 2). Action on Item(s) with Closed Public Hearings - per City Code Section 2-5-27, additional speakers will not be registered

Item 14

Approve an ordinance establishing classifications and positions in the classified service of the Emergency Medical Services Department, eliminating and creating certain positions, establishing pay rates and repealing Ordinance No. 20150908-006 relating to Emergency Medical Services Department classifications and positions

Item 13

Authorize negotiation and execution of a design and commission agreement with Kincannon Studios in an amount not to exceed $118,500 for artwork for the Republic Square Park Phase II Improvement Project.

Item 78 (Part 2 of 2)

Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the Onion Creek Floodplain Buyout Program Project for the fee simple acquisition of Lot 6, Block "M", of Onion Creek Forest Section 2, Amended Plat, a subdivision in Travis County, Texas, according to the map or plat of record in Volume 68, Page 54, of the Plat Records of Travis County, Texas, in the amount of $20,000. The owners of the needed property interests are Jerry M. Barr a/k/a Jerry Maylan Barr, Phyllis M. Cox a/k/a Phyliss Marie Cox, Beverley S. Lewellen a/k/a Beverly Susan Lewellan, Ronald Travis Barr, Michele E. Times a/k/a Michelle Times, Michael Kersman, Jr. a/k/a Michael Kersman, Cynthia A. Shoemake, Jessica L. Cordell, Jeffrey M. Tyler, Joseph Ray Landraneau, Charlie Traxell a/k/a Charlie Troxell, Amber Maxey, Ashley Medellin, and The Unknown Heirs and/or Devisees of John W. Tyler, Jr., Deceased. The property is a vacant lot, located entirely in District 2, at 5409 Vine Hill Drive, Austin, Texas 78744. The general route covered by this project includes the area along Lower Onion Creek, in the Onion Creek Forest, Onion Creek Plantation and Yarrabee Bend neighborhoods, near the intersection of South Pleasant Valley Road and East William Cannon Drive, in Austin, Travis County, Texas (District 2)

Item 20

Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with TEXAS RIOGRANDE LEGAL AID INC. to provide education and outreach regarding tenants-rights under the City Code, for a 12-month term from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, in an amount not to exceed $350,000, with four 12-month renewal options, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,750,000.

Items 80 & 67

80. C814-2012-0152 – Pilot Knob Planned Unit Development – District 2 – Approve third reading of an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by zoning property locally known as east and southeast of the intersection of East William Cannon Drive and McKinney Falls Parkway, and west of South U.S. Highway 183 and FM 1625 (Cottonmouth Creek Watershed; North Fork Creek Watershed; South Fork Creek Watershed) from interim-rural residence (I-RR) district zoning and interim-single family residence-standard lot (SF-4A) district zoning to planned unit development (PUD) district zoning. First Reading approved on October 8, 2015. Vote: 10-0, Council Member Pool was off the dais. Second Reading approved on November 19, 2015. Vote: 11-0. Owner/Applicant: Carma Easton, Inc. (Logan Kimble). Agent: Armbrust & Brown, L.L.P. (Lynn Ann Carley). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719. Related to Item #67.

67.Approve an ordinance to annex the Pilot Knob MUD No. 3 -Collins Tract annexation area for limited purposes (approximately 2.9 acres in eastern Travis County approximately eight tenths of a mile east of the intersection of McKinney Falls Parkway and Colton Bluff Springs Road; contiguous to District 2). Related to Item #80.

Citizen Communications: General (Part 1 of 2)

Michael Fossum - Wildlife management.

Brenda Richter - Austin Water rate case.

Donald Conklin - Water rate case.

Alton Moore - Hudson Bend release from E.T.J. .

Pat Valls-Trelles - Animal Issues.

Erin Saffell - Pet trader ordinance.

Carlos León - 1) God, Jesus Christ, y El Espiritu Santo are front, center, and above. 2) Chemtrail spraying is an obamanation. 3) Losing your marbles - Part XVI.

Gus Peña - 1) Merry Christmas Happy New Year. Help the homeless. Single women with children who are homeless. 2) This City is too expensive. The City is giving away too much to developers. We need true affordable housing, we need transitional housing (more) for the homeless. 3) The gap widens between the haves and have nots, not good. 4) Show your appreciation to our military veterans everyday not just on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Mayor Adler much more needs to happen to help house our homeless veterans. Enough talk, Feliz Navidad.

Gary Paisley - Hudson Bend & City of Austin annexation history.

Paul Robbins - City and budget issues.

Item 100 (Part 1 of 2)

Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance relating to short-term rental use. (Suggested date and time: January 28, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX). ( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria CO 2: Council Member Ann Kitchen CO 3: Council Member Ora Houston )

Citizen Communications: General (Part 2 of 2)

Michael Fossum - Wildlife management.

Brenda Richter - Austin Water rate case.

Donald Conklin - Water rate case.

Alton Moore - Hudson Bend release from E.T.J. .

Pat Valls-Trelles - Animal Issues.

Erin Saffell - Pet trader ordinance.

Carlos León - 1) God, Jesus Christ, y El Espiritu Santo are front, center, and above. 2) Chemtrail spraying is an obamanation. 3) Losing your marbles - Part XVI.

Gus Peña - 1) Merry Christmas Happy New Year. Help the homeless. Single women with children who are homeless. 2) This City is too expensive. The City is giving away too much to developers. We need true affordable housing, we need transitional housing (more) for the homeless. 3) The gap widens between the haves and have nots, not good. 4) Show your appreciation to our military veterans everyday not just on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Mayor Adler much more needs to happen to help house our homeless veterans. Enough talk, Feliz Navidad.

Gary Paisley - Hudson Bend & City of Austin annexation history.

Paul Robbins - City and budget issues.

Executive Session

88. Discuss legal issues related to open government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).

89. Discuss legal issues related to Blake English et al v. City of Austin et al, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-00215 in the 345th Judicial District for Travis County, Texas (Private consultation with legal counsel-Section 551.071).

90. Discuss legal issues related to Mercer et al v. City of Austin et al, Cause No. 1:13-cv-00830, in the United States District Court for the Western Division of Texas. (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code) (Related to July 26, 2013 officer-involved shooting).

Items 68 - 70

68. Approve a resolution initiating amendments to City Code Title 2, relating to the functions and duties of the City Auditor and the Ethics Review Commission, and directing the City Manager to process the amendments.

69. Approve a resolution regarding lobbyist reform, including initiating proposed changes to City Code Chapter 4-8 relating to regulation of lobbyists and City Code Chapter 2-7 relating to the duties and functions of the Ethics Review Commission.

70. Approve a resolution regarding mandating disclosure of campaign contributions and expenditures by non-profits and other entities not currently required to disclose their funding ("dark money" sources).

Item 85

C14-2015-0127 -Lexington Parke II -District 2 - Approve second and third readings of an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as the northwest quadrant of Ross Road and Pearce Lane (Dry Creek East Watershed, Onion Creek Watershed) from single family residence-small lot (SF-4A) district zoning and multifamily residence-medium density (MF-3) to mobile home residence -conditional overlay (MH-CO) combing district zoning. First Reading approved on December 10, 2015. Vote: 10-0, Mayor Adler was absent. Owner/Applicant: Lexington 281, L.P. (Mehrdad Moayedi). Agent: Husch Blackwell, LLP (Nikelle Meade). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.

Item 79

C7a-2015-0008 -Cantarra/Howard Subdivision -Approve second and third readings of an ordinance to annex the Cantarra/Howard Subdivision annexation area for full purposes (approximately 263 acres in northeastern Travis County north of Howard Lane approximately 700 feet east of the intersection of Howard Lane and Cantarra Drive and also north and south of Howard Lane immediately west of the intersection of Howard Lane and Cantarra Drive; contiguous to District 1), and to allow for the completion of the project defined as the approved Cantarra Preliminary Plan, City of Austin Case No. C8J-05-0236, approved on August 1, 2006, as amended, may utilize the alternative fiscal provisions outlined in Section 82.401 (e), Chapter 82 Travis County Development Regulations. (THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR THIS ITEM WERE HELD AND CLOSED ON OCTOBER 1, 2015 AND OCTOBER 15, 2015).

Item 75 (Part 1 of 4)

Approve an ordinance amending the City Code to add new sections relating to the regulation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), amending City Code Chapter 13-2 relating to taxis, and terminating TNC operating agreements.

Item 16

Approve an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 20151119-023 setting the assessment and approving an amended proposed 2016 assessment roll for the Estancia Hill Country Public Improvement District. Related to Item #66.

Items 17 & 18 (Part 1 of 2)

17. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Financial Services Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20150908-001) to adopt a budget for the Indian Hills Public Improvement District. Related to Item #94.

18. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Financial Services Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20150908-001) to adopt a budget for the Whisper Valley Public Improvement District. Related to Item #95.

Item 21

Authorize the negotiation and execution of Amendment No. 11 with AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN, INC., in an amount not to exceed $65,395 for a revised current 12-month term amount not to exceed $1,321,086 and total contract amount not to exceed $6,356,090.

Item 24

24. Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the legal services agreement with Renea Hicks to provide legal services related to Donald Zimmerman v. City of Austin, Cause No. 1:15-cv-00628, in the United States District Court for the Western Division of Texas in the amount of $125,000.00, for a total contract amount not to exceed $180,000.00. Funding is available in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 liability reserve fund.

Items 26 - 28

26. Approve an ordinance establishing Homestead Preservation District B in southeast Austin bounded generally by Interstate 35 and Parker Lane to the west, the Colorado River to the north, Bastrop Highway to the east, and Highway 71 to the south.

27. Approve an ordinance establishing Homestead Preservation District C in east Austin and generally located north of the Colorado River, east of Springdale Road and Airport Boulevard, continuing east just beyond Ed Bluestein Boulevard, and extending to the north until Oak Springs Drive.

28. Approve an ordinance establishing Homestead Preservation District D in north Austin located near the intersection of Interstate 35 and East Anderson Lane.

Item 74

Approve a resolution amending Resolution No. 000907-72 by increasing the percentage of tax revenue dedicated to the Housing Trust Fund derived from developments built on formerly-owned City property and committing those funds to various affordable housing purposes.

Item 56

Approve an ordinance waiving certain fees and requirements under City Code Chapter 14-8; waiving certain other fees, payments, and requirements; authorizing payment of certain costs by City departments; and waiving or modifying certain requirements of City Code Sections 9-2-36, 9-2-38, 9-2-54, 13-2-336, 14-8-14, and 25-10-158 for the City co-sponsored March 11-21, 2016 South by Southwest conferences and festivals. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Steve Adler CO 1: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 2: Council Member Leslie Pool CO 3: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria )

Item 87

C14-2015-0061 - Townbridge Homes Rezoning - District 2 - Conduct a public hearing and approve second and third readings of an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 7513 and 7603 Cooper Lane (South Boggy Creek Watershed) from development reserve (DR) district zoning and single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district zoning to townhouse to condominium residence-conditional overlay (SF-6-CO) combining district zoning. First Reading approved on November 19, 2015. Vote: 11-0. Owner/Applicant: Townbridge Homes, LLC (Aaron Levy). Agent: Thrower Design (Ron Thrower). Agent: City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.

Item 53

Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract with Movability Austin, the Downtown Austin Transportation Management Association, in the amount of $100,000 with two 12-month renewal options, for a total agreement amount not to exceed $300,000.

Austin Housing Finance Corporation Meeting

Austin Housing Finance Corporation Meeting on December 17, 2015

Item 92

Conduct a public hearing and consider on 2nd and 3rd readings an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-1 and Ordinance No. 20070621-027 relating to parkland dedication requirements and associated fees imposed as a condition to development approval.

Items 96 & 97

96. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance granting a site specific amendment to City Code Section 25-8-514 and granting a variance to City Code Section 25-8-261 to allow redevelopment of St. Catherine of Siena Church (SP-2014-0476C). This action requires a site specific amendment to the Save Our Springs Initiative and concerns property in the Barton Springs Zone. (District 8). Related to Item #97.

97. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance regarding floodplain variances for the redevelopment of St. Catherine of Siena Church located at 4800 Convict Hill Road as requested by the owner of the property (District 8). The property is partially in the 25-year and 100-year floodplains of the Kincheon Branch, a tributary of Williamson Creek. Related to Item #96.

Item 93

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 regarding regulation of porch encroachments into street side yards.

Items 94 & 95

94. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance regarding the Indian Hills Public Improvement District 2016 assessment roll and authorizing the levying of the 2016 assessments. Related to Item #17.

95. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance regarding the Whisper Valley Public Improvement District 2016 assessment roll and authorizing the levying of the 2016 assessments. Related to Item #18.

Live Music

Austin Symphony

Proclamation 1

Proclamation - Poetry Caravan Day - to be presented by Mayor Steve Adler and to be accepted by Usha Akella

Proclamation 2

Distinguished Service Award - James Arnold Bushner - to be presented by Mayor Steve Adler and to be accepted by the honoree

Proclamation 3

Distinguished Service Award - Fred Evins - to be presented by Mayor Steve Adler and to be accepted by the honoree

Proclamation 4

Proclamation - Irish Hurling Team - to be presented by Council Member Sheri Gallo and to be accepted by TBA

Proclamation 5

Proclamation - Shop Local for the Holidays Month - to be presented by Mayor Steve Adler and to be accepted by Rebecca Melancon

Proclamation 6

Proclamation - Austin named UNESCO Creative City - to be presented by Mayor Adler and to be accepted by Kevin Johns and Lani Gonzalez

Item 100 (Part 2 of 2)

Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance relating to short-term rental use. (Suggested date and time: January 28, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX). ( Notes: SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria CO 2: Council Member Ann Kitchen CO 3: Council Member Ora Houston )

Item 76

Approve a resolution relating to expenditure of the Capital Metro ¼ Cent funds.

Item 75 (Part 2 of 4)

Approve an ordinance amending the City Code to add new sections relating to the regulation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), amending City Code Chapter 13-2 relating to taxis, and terminating TNC operating agreements.

Item 75 (Part 3 of 4)

Approve an ordinance amending the City Code to add new sections relating to the regulation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), amending City Code Chapter 13-2 relating to taxis, and terminating TNC operating agreements.

Item 75 (Part 4 of 4)

Approve an ordinance amending the City Code to add new sections relating to the regulation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), amending City Code Chapter 13-2 relating to taxis, and terminating TNC operating agreements.

Item 99

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance creating and designating a homestead preservation reinvestment zone named "City of Austin Homestead Preservation Reinvestment Zone Number One" generally located north of the Colorado River, east of Interstate 35, west of Airport Boulevard and Springdale Road, and south of 38 1/2th Street and establishing provisions for the effective administration of the zone.



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