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Small Area Planning Joint CommitteeFeb. 19, 2020

Item 4a - C14-2019-0138 Rezoning in Waterfront Overlay original pdf

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C14-2019-0138 1 ZONING CHANGE REVIEW SHEET CASE: C14-2019-0138 – Block 190 DISTRICT: 9 ZONING FROM: CBD-CURE ADDRESS: 97 Red River; 604 Driskill Street; 701, 705 East Cesar Chavez Street PROPERTY OWNER: Waller Creek Owners, LLC (Tony Curp) TO: CBD-CURE with a change to a condition of zoning. SITE AREA: 1.3968 acres AGENT: Armbrust & Brown, PLLC (Richard T. Suttle, Jr.) CASE MANAGER: Mark Graham 512-974-3574, mark.graham@austintexas.gov STAFF RECOMMENDATION: The Staff recommendation is to grant central business district-central urban redevelopment (CBD-CURE) combining district with a change in a condition of zoning. The change is to clarify that the subject property is eligible to apply for the Downtown Density Bonus Program (DDBP) for a Floor to Area Ratio (FAR) exceeding 10:1. For a summary of the basis of staff’s recommendation, see case manager comments below. Small Area Planning Joint Committee February 19, 2020 PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION / RECOMMENDATION: February 25, 2020 CITY COUNCIL ACTION: March 12, 2020 ORDINANCE NUMBER: ISSUES No issues have been identified for this request. CASE MANAGER COMMENTS While the subject 1.4 acre (60,844 square foot) tract, locally known as 97 Red River Street, currently provides parking in the Rainey Street District, the applicant seeks zoning for an office or hotel building that with density bonuses could exceed 900,000 square feet. The rezoning application also lists a mix of accessory uses including a grocery and other retail and restaurant tenants. C14-2019-0138 2 Although the current zoning on the property provides Floor to Area Ratio (FAR) of 10:1, the owner requests the right to seek the 15:1 FAR. The higher limit is available in the Rainy Street District of the Waterfront Overlay through the Downtown Density Bonus Program. The proposed rezoning is intended to clarify that the property owner could seek increased Floor Area Ratios up to the 15:1 limit. The applicant requests keeping the existing CURE entitlements including a 10:1 FAR, and adding the option, clearly stated in the ordinance, to apply for more FAR through the Downtown Business Development Program. Background In the year 2000, when the CBD-CURE zoning was granted for the subject tract, the CBD base zone district permitted 8:1 FAR by right. Through the CURE combining district the property was awarded an additional 2 FAR for a total of 10:1 FAR. The CBD-CURE ordinance (001214-104) Part 2 number 1 contains the statement: “Development of the Property may not exceed a Floor to Area Ratio (FAR) …

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Downtown CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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City of Austin Downtown Commission Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:30 p.m. Boards and Commission Room 1011 Austin City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street Austin, Texas AGENDA Call to Order Citizen Communications  Each speaker will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Approval of Minutes of the January 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes  Discussion and Possible Action (10 minutes) Writing on the Walls  Presentation by Molly Alexander, Downtown Austin Alliance (10 minutes)  Discussion and Possible Action (10 minutes) Our Austin Stories  Presentation by Melissa Barry, Downtown Austin Alliance and Ted Eubanks (20 minutes)  Discussion and Possible Action (15 minutes) Downtown Public Safety  Presentation by Commander Jay Bryant, Austin Police Department (20 minutes)  Discussion and Possible Action (15 minutes) Downtown Density Bonus Program Recalibration  Presentation by Erica Leak, Land Development Code Team (20 minutes)  Discussion and Possible Action (15 minutes) Working Groups A. Moonlight Tower Working Group  Discussion and Possible Action (5 minutes) B. Austin Core Transportation Plan (ACTP) Working Group  Discussion and Possible Action (5 minutes) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Items from other Commissions  Update from Commissioner Melissa Henao-Robledo on recent activities and actions taken by the Design Commission The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Mona Sanchez at the Economic Development Department, at (512) 974-7864, for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711.  Update from Commissioner Ben Heimsath on recent activities and actions taken by the  Update from Commissioner Cynthia Weatherby on recent activities and actions taken by the  Update from Commissioner Felipe Garza and recent activities and actions taken by the Arts  Update from Commissioner Richard DePalma on recent activities and action taken by the Historic Landmark Commission Urban Transportation Commission Commission Parks and Recreation Board Staff Updates  Statements of Financial Information  Terms of Office  Discussion 10. 11. Impact of Past Housing Bonds: Affordable Units Potential Future Agenda Items   Wayfinding Initiative Update  Small Cell Initiative / Downtown Installation  Downtown Public …

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HIV Planning CouncilFeb. 19, 2020

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HIV PLANNING COUNCIL ALLOCATIONS COMMITTEE Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:00 P.M. City Hall/ Conference Room 1029 301 West 2nd Street Austin, Texas ALLOCATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Committee Chair-Barry Waller, Adriana Neves, Brooks Wood, Dale Thele, Jonathan Wells, Mattyna Stephens, Michael Everett, Samuel Goings, Tara Scarbrough, and Taylor Stockett AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Speakers who have submitted a completed Citizen Communication card prior to Citizen Communication being called will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Speakers on specific agenda items will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns at the time that item is called. 4. ASSESSMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE MECHANISM (AAM) SURVEY REVIEW 5. DISCUSSION ON PRIORITY SETTING RESOURCE ALLOCATION (PSRA) PROCESS 1. CERTIFICATION OF QUORUM 2. INTRODUCTION/ANNOUNCEMENTS 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 6. UPDATES FROM OFFICE OF SUPPORT a. Community Events b. Grant activities ADJOURNMENT Indicative of action items 7. ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT PART A EXPENDITURE AND VARIANCE REPORT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711. For More Information on the HIV Planning Council, Allocations Committee, please contact Hailey de Anda at (512) 972-5862.

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Economic Prosperity CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

Economic Prosperity Commission Agenda original pdf

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Economic Prosperity Commission February 19th, 2020 6:30pm Executive Council Session Room 1027 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 CALL TO ORDER AGENDA OPENING REMARKS: Introduction of members and staff liaison Commissioners: Rachel Green- Mayor’s Appointee, Larry Anazia - District 1; Kirsha Haverlah- District 2, Alexis Taylor -District 3, Ivanna Neri- District 4, Preston Tom- District 5, Michael Ybarra- District 6, Amy Noel- District 7, Nathan Ryan- District 8, Tam Hawkins- District 9, Holt Lackey- District 10 Staff: Michelle Clemons, Nydia Castillo 1. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: General The speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 2. NEW BUSINESS FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: 10- minutes for each topic a. Budget Priorities regarding recommendations. b. Veteran’s Affairs Study working group c. Land Ordinances/Use working group d. Approve January 2020 meeting minutes. 3. OLD BUSINESS FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION a) Land Ordinance from Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission 4. DISCUSSION ON FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS a) Identify topics to discuss at future meetings. Discussion regarding future agenda items including a schedule of topics including issues mentioned during briefings and citizen communication. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Michelle Clemons at Economic Development Department, at (512-974-2713), for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Economic Prosperity Commission, please contact Michelle Clemons at (Michelle.Clemons@austintexas.gov or 512-974-2713).

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Zero Waste Advisory CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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ZERO WASTE ADVISORY COMMISSION February 19, 2020 6:30 P.M. Town Lake Center 721 Barton Springs Rd., Austin TX 78704 Assembly Room AGENDA Cathy Gattuso CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Gerry Acuna Ian Steyaert Lisa Barden CALL TO ORDER 1. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Amanda Masino Jonathan Barona Melissa Rothrock Kaiba White Speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three‐minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 2. Approval of January 8, 2020 Meeting Minutes 3. OLD BUSINESS a. b. Discussion and Action – Approval November 21, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes Discussion and Action – Impact of Ordinance Change Pursuant to City of Austin Extraterritorial Boundary Revision Discussion and Action – C&D Working Group Sub‐Committee c. 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and Action – RCA for Residential Dumpster Service b. Discussion and Action – RCA for Fleet Vehicle Purchase c. Discussion and Action – RCA for Waste Collection at City Facilities d. Discussion and Action‐ Review of ARR Role in assisting with Homeless Encampment Cleanup and overall City of Austin Litter Abatement e. Discussion and Action – Review of the Clean Community Fee and its Impact and Sustainability in Meeting Austin’s growing Litter and Sanitation Challenges. f. Discussion and Action – Review of current Compostable Food Service Containers and Utensil options and information. 5. STAFF BRIEFINGS a. Director’s Report: Climate Action Plan Update, Curbside Textiles Recycling Methods, Compostable Food Service Containers, Solicitations Update, Statistical Reports and Performance Measures, Clean Community Fee, Multifamily Composting Update b. Homeless Encampment Cleanup Update‐ ARR Staff The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Teresa Dixon in the Austin Resource Recovery Department, at 512‐974‐1987, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Zero Waste Advisory Commission, please contact Teresa Dixon at 512‐ 974‐1987. 6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS a. Proposed Food Pantry Recommendation Presentation b. University of Texas 2020 Zero Waste Presentation – Presentation by University of Texas Staff ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to …

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Zero Waste Advisory CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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Zero Waste Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes January 8, 2020 The Zero Waste Advisory Commission convened in a regular meeting on January 8, 2020 in Council Chambers in City Hall in Austin, Texas. The following are the meeting highlights. For detailed information, please visit http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/97_1.htm. CALL TO ORDER Chair Acuna called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:36 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Gerry Acuna, Cathy Gattuso, Ian Steyaert, Melissa Rothrock, Amanda Masino, Kaiba White. Absent are: Jonathan Barona, Ian Steyaert. Staff in attendance: Ken Snipes, Tammie Williamson, Richard McHale, Victoria Rieger, Gena McKinley, Andy Dawson, Gabriel Gonzalez, Lori Scott, Scott Long, Marcus Gonzalez, Amy Slagle. 1. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Jeffrey Jacoby signed up to speak. He thanked the Commission for their resolution on November 21st. 2. APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES Chair Acuna entertained a motion. Commissioner Masino moved for approval. Seconded by Commissioner Gattuso. Item did not pass on a 5-0-1 vote. Commissioner Barden abstained. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 3. OLD BUSINESS 3a. Discussion and Action – Impact of Ordinance Change Pursuant to City of Austin Extraterritorial Boundary Revision Jon White, Travis County, talked about the recently amended Solid Waste Siting Ordinance. Mr. White explained that the recent amendment fixed some contradictions that had been in the original 2003 ordinance. Mr. White said that as the ordinance was being re-worked, Travis County and the City of Austin had agreed to release extraterritorial jurisdiction over lands around the Waste Management site. Mr. White said that although the [Waste Management site] were going to continue operations, future activities would not be permitted because it’s the longstanding position that the City and County both have a longstanding position for waste disposal activities at [the Waste Management] location to end. Chair Acuna asked how this affects us in meeting the needs and goals of our city master plan, expanding household hazardous waste opportunities and diversion. Mr. White said that it does allow for potential sites to be developed elsewhere in the county, but the ordinance is more adapted to add transfer stations than landfills. Commissioner Masino asked what the boundaries were of the siting ordinance. Mr. White said it was North of 290 (Blue Goose Road), and the limits were to west where railroad and creek are; within half a mile. Chair Acuna asked for clarification, if it would impede the city’s ability to identify a household hazardous …

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Zero Waste Advisory CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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Zero Waste Advisory Commission Special Meeting Minutes November 21, 2019 The Zero Waste Advisory Commission convened in a regular meeting on November 21, 2019 in Council Chambers in City Hall in Austin, Texas. The following are the meeting highlights. For detailed information, please visit http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/97_1.htm. CALL TO ORDER Chair Acuna called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:36 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Gerry Acuna, Cathy Gattuso, Ian Steyaert, Melissa Rothrock, Amanda Masino, Kaiba White. Absent are: Jonathan Barona, Lisa Barden Staff in attendance: Ken Snipes, Sam Angoori, Tammie Williamson, Richard McHale, Victoria Rieger, Gena McKinley, Andy Dawson, Donald Hardee, Gabriel Gonzalez, Lori Scott, Scott Long, Marcus Gonzalez, Amy Slagle. 1. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL No citizens signed up to speak. 2. APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES Chair Acuna entertained a motion. Commissioner Gattuso moved for approval. Seconded by Commissioner Rothrock. Passed on a 6-0 vote. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 3. OLD BUSINESS 3a. Discussion and Action – Impact of Ordinance Change Pursuant to City of Austin Extraterritorial Boundary Revision This item was tabled until January. 4. NEW BUSINESS 4a. Discussion and Action – Proposed 2020 ZWAC Calendar Dates Chair Acuna entertained a motion. Commissioner White moved for approval. Seconded by Commissioner Rothrock. Passed on a 6-0 vote. 4c. Discussion and Action – Create a Working Group to Discuss and Assist with the Development and Implementation of Composting at Multifamily Properties Commissioners Rothrock, Gattuso, White, Masino, and Barona volunteered for the Composting Multifamily Working Group. Chair Acuna moved for approval of the Composting Multifamily Working Group. Seconded by Commissioner White. Motion passed on a 6-0 vote. 4b. Discussion and Action – Proposed Travis County Facility Expansion Chair Acuna proposed a recommendation on the proposed Travis County Facility Expansion and the challenges posed to aviation. Chair Acuna entertained a motion. Commissioner Gattuso moved to accept the recommendation. Commissioner Steyaert seconded. Commissioner Masino proposed a friendly amendment to change: “…varmint and birds of prey…” to “…to attract birds that could present a hazard to air travel…”. Recommendation passed on a 6-0 vote. 5. STAFF BRIEFINGS 5a. Director’s Report: Styrofoam Processing Grant, Aviation Department Bird Strike Data, City of San Antonio and McAllen Fine System Review, Solicitations Update, Statistical Reports and Performance Measures Richard McHale, ARR, presented the Director’s Report. Commissioner Masino wanted to know more information about how the bird data is collected. Chris Moret, Aviation, presented a …

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Zero Waste Advisory CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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COUNCIL DATE: 04/09/2020 CITY OF AUSTIN RECOMMENDATION FOR COUNCIL ACTION VENDOR: TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS, INC. SUBJECT: Authorize award and execution of a multi-term contract with Texas Disposal Systems, Inc., to provide residential dumpster collection services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,100,000. MBE/WBE: 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 services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established. LEAD DEPARTMENT: Purchasing Office CLIENT DEPARTMENT(S): Austin Resource Recovery FISCAL NOTE: Funding in the amount of $210,000 is available in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operating Budget of Austin Resource Recovery. Funding for the remaining contract term is contingent upon available funding in future budgets. PURCHASING: The Purchasing Office issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB) 1500 SLW1028 for these services. The solicitation issued on September 16, 2019 and it closed on October 22, 2019. Of the three offers received, the recommended contractor submitted the lowest responsive offer. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Documents PRIOR COUNCIL ACTION: FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries should be directed to the City Manager’s Agenda Office, at 512- 974-2991 or AgendaOffice@austintexas.gov NOTE: Respondents to this solicitation, and their representatives, shall continue to direct inquiries to the solicitation’s Authorized Contact Person: Sandy Wirtanen, at 512-974-7711 or sandy.wirtanen@austintexas.gov. BOARD AND COMMISSION ACTION: February 12, 2020 – To be reviewed by the Zero Waste Advisory Commission. ADDITIONAL BACKUP INFORMATION (RCA BODY) The contractor will provide collection, transportation, maintenance, and cleanup of refuse materials generated by residential multi-unit customers located within specific areas of Austin. Based on considerations of health, safety, customer access, and convenience of collections, certain multi-unit residential properties within the city have been determined to be best suited for dumpster services rather than individual City-provided cart services. The contractor will provide all the necessary dumpsters/containers, staff, labor, vehicles, and equipment to perform these services. The current contract expires June 1, 2020. The requested authorization amount was determined using a departmental estimate based on historical spend and future usage. Revised 3/2018 1

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Zero Waste Advisory CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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COUNCIL DATE: 03/26/2020 CITY OF AUSTIN RECOMMENDATION FOR COUNCIL ACTION VENDOR: VARIOUS SUBJECT: Authorize negotiation and execution of cooperative contracts through the Houston-Galveston Area Council; Sourcewell; Local Government Purchasing Cooperative, administered by Texas Association of School Boards, Inc. (BuyBoard); and Texas Multiple Award Schedule cooperative purchase programs with various contractors, to provide vehicles and equipment, each for up to five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $289,000,000, divided among the contractors. MBE/WBE: These procurements were 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 these procurements, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established. LEAD DEPARTMENT: Purchasing Office CLIENT DEPARTMENT: Fleet Mobility Services FISCAL NOTE: Funding in the amount of $26,263,500 is available in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Capital Budget of various City departments. Funding in the amount of $385,310, is available in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operating Budget of various City departments. Funding for the remaining contract terms is contingent upon funding in future budgets. PURCHASING: Multiple cooperative purchase programs were reviewed for these goods. The Purchasing Office has determined these cooperative purchase programs best meet the needs of the department to provide the goods required at the best value for the City. PRIOR COUNCIL ACTION: FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries should be directed to the City Manager’s Agenda Office, at 512- 974-2991 or AgendaOffice@austintexas.gov or to John Hilbun, at 512-974-1054 or john.hilbun@austintexas.gov BOARD AND COMMISSION ACTION: February 12, 2020 – To be reviewed by the Zero Waste Advisory Commission; March 9, 2020 – To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission; March 11, 2020 – To be reviewed by the Water and Wastewater Commission. ADDITIONAL BACKUP INFORMATION (RCA BODY) These contracts will provide Fleet Mobility Services the ability to purchase new and replacement vehicles, trailers, and equipment. These items will be added to the City’s fleet for use by various departments. The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), Sourcewell, Local Government Purchasing Cooperative, administered by Texas Association of School Boards, Inc. (BuyBoard), and Texas Multiple Award Schedule (TxMAS) cooperatives establish competitively bid contracts that can be utilized by the State and other government agencies through a cooperative agreement. Cooperative agreements save taxpayer dollars by leveraging volume-buying power to drive down costs on hundreds of contracts through a streamlined cooperative purchasing program. These contracts offer the lowest prices for …

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Zero Waste Advisory CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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COUNCIL DATE: 2/20/20 CITY OF AUSTIN RECOMMENDATION FOR COUNCIL ACTION VENDOR: WASTE MANAGEMENT OF TEXAS INC SUBJECT: Authorize negotiation and execution of an emergency contract with Waste Management of Texas Inc., to provide collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of refuse, recycling, brush, and compostable materials generated by City facilities, for up to one year in an amount not to exceed $1,068,000. MBE/WBE: Contract is exempt from the City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established. LEAD DEPARTMENT: Purchasing Office CLIENT DEPARTMENTS: All City departments FISCAL NOTE: Funding is available in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operating Budget of various City departments. PURCHASING: Public Health and Safety Emergency PRIOR COUNCIL ACTION: FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries should be directed to the City Manager’s Agenda Office, at 512- 974-2991 or AgendaOffice@austintexas.gov or to Sandy Wirtanen, at 512-974-7711 or sandy.wirtanen@austintexas.gov. BOARD AND COMMISSION ACTION: February 5, 2020 – To be reviewed by the Water and Wastewater Commission. February 12, 2020 – To be reviewed by the Zero Waste Advisory Commission. ADDITIONAL BACKUP INFORMATION (RCA BODY) The short-term contract will provide collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of refuse, recycling, brush, and compostable materials generated by City facilities for a period of six months until a new citywide contract can be executed. Austin Resource Recovery does not provide waste collection services to City facilities due to the type of equipment required. Under this contract, most collection containers will be serviced on a weekly basis, with some sites utilizing roll-off containers, compactors, and balers that will be serviced as-needed. Additionally, the contract will provide services for the management and disposal of industrial Class 2 and non-hazardous special wastes for Austin Energy (AE), as well as for other departments as needed. AE manages several facilities and work sites that generate non-hazardous liquid and solid wastes, generally through routine maintenance activities. In order to comply with federal, state, and local regulations, AE requires the turn-key services of a waste disposal contractor to transport and dispose of the industrial Class 2 and non-hazardous special waste generated. The current contract for these services expires on February 28, 2020. A solicitation for a new citywide contract for these services is currently under way and this temporary contract will prevent a lapse of these services until this new contract is in place. As the current provider of these services, the contractor is …

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Zero Waste Advisory CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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To: Zero Waste Advisory Commission From: Ken Snipes, Director Austin Resource Recovery Date: February 19, 2020 Climate Action Plan Update Subject: Director’s Monthly Report to the Zero Waste Advisory Commission The Office of Sustainability is updating Austin's Community Climate Plan. The goal of this update is to identify actions that local government, businesses, and community members can undertake in the next 10 years that will help Austin reach its goal of reducing as many global warming emissions as created by 2050. City staff, including representatives from Austin Resource Recovery, will host five workshops that coincide with the five advisory groups working on the Climate Plan Update. The “Climate Change and Consumption Community Workshop” will have discussion related to Austin’s zero waste efforts.  Transportation Electrification Community Workshop; February 4th from 5:30‐8pm at Austin Energy Town  Sustainable Buildings Community Workshop; February 8th from 2‐4:30pm at Huston‐Tillotson University ‐ Lake Center ‐ Assembly Room 130 Dickey‐Lawless Science Building  Natural Systems Community Workshop; February 11th from 5:30‐8pm at the Carver Library Auditorium  Transportation and Land Use Community Workshop; February 13th from 5:30‐8pm at the Carver Library  Climate Change and Consumption Community Workshop; February 22nd from 10:30‐1pm Location has not Auditorium been determined More information at: austintexas.gov/climateplan Curbside Textile Recycling Methods In regards to questions raised at the previous ZWAC meeting, we are providing the following clarification with regards to the curbside textile program: The proposed program is an on‐call collection program that accepts textiles and other gently used household goods. The term “gently used” applies to “household goods” other than textiles, as the contract allows for donations of other materials as well. The description has been modified to read: The proposed program is an on‐ call collection program that accepts textiles and other household goods. For clarity, section 3.1 of the contract states: All marketing shall state that Textiles are acceptable in any condition (except wet or infested materials) for collection and shall encourage residents to use the program to recycle damaged, torn, or stained Textiles. Regarding the process for recycling textiles, once material is collected through the curbside collection program, it is sent to one of the retail thrift stores throughout Central Texas. If the material doesn’t sell within approximately four weeks, it will then go to one of two outlet centers within Austin and given a chance to sell by the pound. If the material doesn’t sell …

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Bond Oversight CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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BOND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION FEBRUARY 19, 2020 2:00PM CEPEDA BRANCH LIBRARY 651 N. PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD AUSTIN, TEXAS 78702 Claire O’Neal Jay Sands Reedy Spigner III Roy Waley CJ Zhao AGENDA CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Santiago Rodriguez, Chair Sumit DasGupta, Vice Chair Sarah Cook Brennan Griffin John Mcnabb Wolfgang Niedert CALL TO ORDER posted on the agenda. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Commission Meeting 3. STAFF BRIEFINGS (Discussion) 1. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (3 minutes to speak) Citizen communication is an opportunity for members of the public to speak on items not a. Approval of the minutes from the November 20, 2019 Bond Oversight a. Staff update on Library, Cultural Facilities and Museums Bond Programs 4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION a. Discussion and possible action on 2020 work plan 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Megan Bell, Financial Services Department, at 512-974-2532, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Bond Oversight Commission, please contact Megan Bell at 512- 974-2532.

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Zero Waste Advisory CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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To: Zero Waste Advisory Commission From: Ken Snipes, Director Austin Resource Recovery Date: February 19, 2020 Climate Action Plan Update Subject: Director’s Monthly Report to the Zero Waste Advisory Commission The Office of Sustainability is updating Austin's Community Climate Plan. The goal of this update is to identify actions that local government, businesses, and community members can undertake in the next 10 years that will help Austin reach its goal of reducing as many global warming emissions as created by 2050. City staff, including representatives from Austin Resource Recovery, will host five workshops that coincide with the five advisory groups working on the Climate Plan Update. The “Climate Change and Consumption Community Workshop” will have discussion related to Austin’s zero waste efforts.  Transportation Electrification Community Workshop; February 4th from 5:30‐8pm at Austin Energy Town  Sustainable Buildings Community Workshop; February 8th from 2‐4:30pm at Huston‐Tillotson University ‐ Lake Center ‐ Assembly Room 130 Dickey‐Lawless Science Building  Natural Systems Community Workshop; February 11th from 5:30‐8pm at the Carver Library Auditorium  Transportation and Land Use Community Workshop; February 13th from 5:30‐8pm at the Carver Library  Climate Change and Consumption Community Workshop; February 22nd from 10:30‐1pm Location has not Auditorium been determined More information at: austintexas.gov/climateplan Curbside Textile Recycling Methods In regards to questions raised at the previous ZWAC meeting, we are providing the following clarification with regards to the curbside textile program: The proposed program is an on‐call collection program that accepts textiles and other gently used household goods. The term “gently used” applies to “household goods” other than textiles, as the contract allows for donations of other materials as well. The description has been modified to read: The proposed program is an on‐ call collection program that accepts textiles and other household goods. For clarity, section 3.1 of the contract states: All marketing shall state that Textiles are acceptable in any condition (except wet or infested materials) for collection and shall encourage residents to use the program to recycle damaged, torn, or stained Textiles. Regarding the process for recycling textiles, once material is collected through the curbside collection program, it is sent to one of the retail thrift stores throughout Central Texas. If the material doesn’t sell within approximately four weeks, it will then go to one of two outlet centers within Austin and given a chance to sell by the pound. If the material doesn’t sell …

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Environmental CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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Environmental CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION MOTION 20200219 005a Date: February 19, 2020 Subject: Green Building Materials Motion by: Linda Guerrero Seconded by: Mary Ann Neely RATIONALE: WHEREAS, many common materials used in buildings contain toxic chemicals; and WHEREAS, building construction workers and building occupants can be exposed to toxic chemicals through direct contact or inhalation; and WHEREAS, many non-toxic and less toxic alternative building products are available at little or no additional cost. NOW BE IT RESOLVED the Environmental Commission recommends to City Council to ensure Austin Energy and other City entities are consistently working to improve building design standards to restrict toxic material use in constructing or redeveloping structures in the City of Austin BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: The Environmental Commission recommends that the Austin Energy Green Building program explore revised standards that will actively encourage the installation of non-toxic and less-toxic alternatives through its voluntary point system. VOTE 10-0 For: Bedford, Smith, Thompson, Nill, Ramberg, Guerrero, Coyne, Neely, Maceo, and Gordon Against: None Abstain: None Recuse: None Absent: Creel Approved By: Linda Guerrero, Environmental Commission Chair 1

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Small Area Planning Joint CommitteeFeb. 19, 2020

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Downtown CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

Agenda_Item_5_Our_Austin_Stories original pdf

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OUR AUSTIN STORY Project Consultant OUR AUSTIN STORY GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE The Historic Squares and Congress Avenue: Austin’s original public spaces Wooldridge Square Hamilton Square e u n e v A s s e r g n o C Republic Square Brush Square Cordova Map of Austin, 1872 OUR AUSTIN STORY PROCESS • Steering Committee • Project website (with engagement opportunities) • Public open houses • Public walks and talks • One on one interviews • Media and social media outreach The Downtown Austin Alliance, in partnership with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, is developing a comprehensive interpretive strategy for the three historic city squares: Brush, Republic, and Wooldridge. The goal is to find meaningful stories–grounded in these civic spaces–that connect to the people and places of Austin.Online downtownaustin.com/ouraustinstory #OurAustinStoryCommunity Events Thursday, March 23 11am – 1pm City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street Saturday, March 25 11am - 1pm Departure Lounge, 311 W. 5th Street OUR AUSTIN STORY STEERING COMMITTEE • Kate Singleton, Preservation Austin -Chair • Ashley Dowgwillo, Visit Austin • Mike Miller, Austin History Center • Sylvia Orozco, Mexic-Arte Museum • Clarissa Perez, Visit Austin • Charles Peveto, Friends of Wooldridge Square • Dr. Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M University • Bob Ward, Travis County Historical Commission • Allison Watkins, Austin Parks Foundation • Joanna Wolaver, Shoal Creek Conservancy Laura Esparza Austin Parks and Recreation Department • • Rey Hernandez • Kim McKnight • Cara Welch • Vanessa Castro, also Tejano Trail Narratives (stories) are used in planning to connect new with old and to foster a sense of identity and community BRUSH SQUARE George Washington Littlefield 1. Cattle, Cotton and Commerce 2. Austin’s New Deal 3. Powerful Women 4. The Cowboy’s Culture Ted Lee Eubanks Cattle Drives Ted Lee Eubanks REPUBLIC SQUARE Walker’s Austex Chili Factory, 1948 1. Austin’s Birthplace and the Auction Oaks 2. Guadalupe Park and Austin’s Mexico 3. The Soul of the Square Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Austin History Center Austin History Center Jim Franklin Poster, 1968 WOOLDRIDGE SQUARE 1. Keep Austin Weird 2. Soul of the City 3. Winds of Change Wooldridge Square Bandstand Concert Austin History Center HAMILTON SQUARE • Austin’s First High School (1900 – 1956) • First Baptist Church (1969) “Old Red” Austin High School The Portal to Texas History; Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Austin, Texas CONGRESS AVENUE – VIBRANT CONNECTIONS • The Colorado River • 5th Street …

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Downtown CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

Agenda_Item_6_Downtown_Public_Safety original pdf

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Downtown Area Command Commander Jay Bryant Violent Crime Initiative Goals • To reduce violent crime in DTAC • To reduce the fear of crime Violent Crime Initiative • Guns • Gangs • Narcotics Violent Crime Initiative • 2019 14% of violent crime involved an individual experiencing homelessness • Of those cases 51% were homeless vs. homeless • Of the remaining 49 % of cases the victim was a person experiencing homelessness 58 % of the time • Less than 3 % of total violent crime consisted of a person experiencing homelessness attacking someone who was not Violent Crime Initiative • DPS • UTPD • Organized Crime • Metro Tactical Violent Crime Initiative • 1,236 Self initiated LE Contacts (Traffic and Pedestrian) • 146 Misdemeanor Arrest • 55 Felony Arrest • 176 Cite and Release Citations • 4 firearms recovered

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Downtown CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

Agenda_Item_7_Downtown_Density_Bonus_Program_Recalibration_1 original pdf

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DOWNTOWN DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM RECALIBRATION DOWNTOWN COMMISSION February 19, 2020 Real Estate Development Fundamentals 2 Real Estate Development Fundamentals Zoning and Affordability Requirements Public Policy Viable Sites Land Development Can Occur Market Feasibility Rents, Prices, and Construction Costs Capital Competitive Returns on Capital 3 Real Estate Development Fundamentals $$$$$ $$$$ $$$ $$ $ 0 Value of Building to Base Entitlements 4 Real Estate Development Fundamentals Bonus Value $$$$$ $$$$ $$$ $$ $ 0 Value of Building to Base Value of Building to Bonus Entitlements Entitlements 5 Real Estate Development Fundamentals Public Affordability Benefit Bonus Value $$$$$ $$$$ $$$ $$ $ 0 Value of Building to Base Value of Building to Bonus Entitlements Entitlements 6 Real Estate Development Fundamentals $$$$$ $$$$ $$$ $$ $ 0 Public Affordability Benefit Bonus Value Development Benefit via Bigger Buildings Value of Building to Base Value of Building to Bonus Entitlements Entitlements Value of Building to Bonus Entitlements Minus Affordability Requirement 7 Real Estate Development Fundamentals $$$$$ $$$$ $$$ $$ $ 0 Poorly calibrated requirements result in no bonus uptake and no public benefits. Base entitlements used Bonus Value Public Affordability Benefit Value of Building to Base Value of Building to Bonus Entitlements Entitlements Value of Building to Bonus Entitlements Minus Affordability Requirement Development Disbenefit of Bonus Building 8 Real Estate Development Fundamentals $$$$$ $$$$ $$$ $$ $ 0 Bonuses do not have value in some submarkets. Base entitlements used. Bonus Value Impact Development Disbenefit of Bonus Building Public Affordability Benefit Value of Building to Base Value of Building to Bonus Entitlements Entitlements Value of Building to Bonus Entitlements Minus Affordability Requirement 9 Density Bonus Calibration • Careful calibration to weigh development benefit and public benefit • Without participation in the bonus, no bonus units – market-rate or affordable – will be constructed • Careful calibration needed to maximize public benefit and achieve policy goals Development Benefit Public Benefit 10 Downtown Density Bonus Program In-Lieu Fee Recalibration 11 DOWNTOWN BONUS PROGRAM CHANGES Council Direction “Allow an unlimited CC bonus across Downtown, except do not map this unlimited bonus in the small area of Downtown where there currently is no bonus, on first reading. Council intends to add a bonus with new height and density in this northwest area on second reading, while maintaining a transition in height to areas that are primarily Residential House-Scale within the Downtown area. This transition in heights is to be considered …

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Downtown CommissionFeb. 19, 2020

Agenda_Item_7_Downtown_Density_Bonus_Program_Recalibration_2 original pdf

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DATE: TO: FROM: SUBJECT: AUSTIN EXISTING DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM – LDC-RELATED BONUS AREA January 28, 2020 LDC Revision Team, City of Austin Ian Carlton and Michelle Anderson, ECONorthwest 1. Background and Purpose As part of the Land Development Code (LDC) Revision process, the City of Austin is seeking assistance to determine the appropriate amount of fees that developers may pay in lieu of building affordable housing units where the City’s existing affordable housing density bonus programs apply. The LDC-related affordable housing density bonus programs (bonus areas) are the Downtown Density Bonus Program (including the Rainey Street Subdistrict) and the University Neighborhood Overlay (see Exhibit 1). This memorandum presents ECONorthwest’s analysis of in-lieu fees for LDC-related bonus areas, documenting methods and recommended per-square foot fees. The goal of the analysis is to inform the City’s discussions about setting new in-lieu fees that capture a portion of the upside (or development benefit) of a density bonus, without discouraging developers from utilizing the bonus program. This will help address Austin City Council’s goal of increasing affordable housing capacity from bonus programs and encouraging the production of income- restricted housing by the private market. This analysis focuses only on calibrating in-lieu fees. It does NOT evaluate recalibration of the affordable housing bonus incentives or affordable housing performance requirements in the bonus areas; nor does it offer recommendations to change or improve the housing capacity delivered in each bonus area. Such a calibration would potentially adjust the target incomes and/or the set-aside required. Per direction from the City of Austin, this fee analysis assumed that these aspects of the LDC-related bonus programs do not change. ECONorthwest | Portland | Seattle | Eugene | Boise | econw.com 1 Exhibit 1. Existing Plan Areas Census Tracts 001604 University Neighborhood Overlay Downtown Density Bonus 001603 000204 000603 000500 000307 000302 000401 001605 000604 000601 1 000700 35 001200 001100 001602 001919 001910 001911 000402 000802 000803 000804 000902 343 000901 000801 001901 001303 001304 1 Miles 001305 001401 001402 001000 0 2. Approach ECONorthwest worked with City of Austin staff, primarily with the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) department, to define an approach for calibrating the fees in lieu of affordable housing for both the Downtown Density Bonus Program (Downtown) and the University Neighborhood Overlay (UNO). At the highest level, this analysis evaluates the value a density bonus provides so that public benefits can be appropriately calibrated. …

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