Travis County
Texas

Agenda Item
23582
Added to Consent
Feb 11, 2020 9:00 AM

Consider and take appropriate action on a request from the City of Austin, Office of Sustainability to use the 700 Lavaca Building’s multifunction rooms for Austin Community Climate Plan Public Workshop on Sunday, February 23, 2020. (Commissioner Shea)

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Category:General Government

Meeting History

Feb 11, 2020 9:00 AM Video Commissioners Court Voting Session
draft Draft
RESULT:ADDED TO CONSENT

Transcript

Feb 11, 2020 9:00 AMVideo (Windows Media) MP4 VideoCommissioners CourtVoting Session

 
9:12 AMOperations, paul hopingardner.
Good morning, paul hopingardner, executive for technology and operations. It's my pleasure to introduce eric stockton. Eric is a new chief deputy for technology and operations so we're being welcoming him back to travis county. After he graduated from the university of texas with a bachelor's and master's in the lbj school, he came to work for county Commissioner And worked for city of austin and last nine years director of facilities for that organization. In addition, he has an emphasis in strategic planning which you all have heard about and he's a director on the quality texas foundation. So please join me in welcoming eric back to travis county.
9:13 AMWelcome. who was the Commissioner You worked for?
Commissioner Barbara carlson.
Oh, fabulous.
Yeah, it was a great experience. I have fond memories of the county so it was really nice to come back.
Welcome back.
It will give you gray hairs, won't it?
It did. it started early.

9:13 AMThen it got worse at the city.
Thanks for joining us.
9:14 AMThank you.
Really happy to have you.
Welcome.
All right, next we'll go to our consent motion. So we had a few changes from where we were yesterday on the proposal consent motion. Consent motion is designed to receive a unanimous vote of the commissioners court so I will look to my left and right to see if I am wrong and one of the commissioners would like an agenda item laid out before we make a decision. C1 through c4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14a, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 39, 40, and 41.
9:15 AMMove approval of consent items.
Second.
All those in favor? that passes unanimously. Next we'll go to our list of no action items. These are items that were listed on the agenda for possible action, but we will not take them up to deliberate them or take action. Some additional work is being done behind the scenes. Agenda item number 6 with regard to emergency services, no action necessary today. That's usually a very good sign. And agenda item number 47. And agenda item number 48. Actually I received an email from tenly aldridge saying 47 would be punted. Awesome, I beat staff. [laughter] usually they know better than i, but this time I had one they didn't know. Very proud of myself.
9:16 AMOfficially -- i'm officially shocked and dismayed.
I know. I know. So that's 6, 47 and 48. The poodle pulled one out. Next we'll go to our public hearings. The first one is -- and I will read both the public hearing item and the action item. It's going to sound super duplicative. That's designed to sound super duplicative. 1, receive comments regarding a request to authorize the filing of an instrument for total vacation of mcangus road in precinct 4.
9:17 AMMove the public hearing be open.
Second.
We have a motion and second to open the public hearing. All those in favor? The public hearing is now open by unanimous vote and I will also read action item number 36 so that we can go directly into it. Consider and take appropriate action on a request to authorize filing of an instrument for total vacation of mcangus road addition in precinct 4.
Good morning, anna bowlin, travis county tnr. The purpose behind this item and the next two items on the agenda is to vacate some of these old plats and combine this land together so that the site plan for city of austin's mounted horse patrol can have a new facility in this vicinity. We looked at these items. They meet our requirements and we have no objection.
Is there anyone in the audience that has comments, questions or information about this item that they would like to share with commissioners court?
9:18 AMMove the public hearing be closed.
Second.
We have a motion by Commissioner Gomez, seconded by Commissioner Daugherty to close the public hearing. All those in favor? The public hearing is closed by unanimous vote. Do I have a motion?
Move approval.
Second.
We have a motion by Commissioner Gomez, seconded by Commissioner Daugherty. All those in favor? That passes unanimously. Next we'll go to agenda item number 2 and its commensurate action item 37. 2 is receive comments a request to authorize filing of an instrument for total vacation of towery oak addition in precinct 4.
Move the public hearing be open.
Second.
We have a motion and second. All those in favor? That passes unanimously. Next we'll read the action item 37. So that we can go directly into it. Consider and take appropriate action on a request to authorize the filing of an instrument for total vacation of towery oak addition in precinct 4.
9:19 AMThis item is very similar to the previous item. The applicant is seeking to vacate this plat so that this land can be combined with adjacent land for a facility that -- for the austin mounted patrol. We know of no objections.
Anyone in the audience with information, questions, concerns?
Move the public hearing be closed.
Second.
We have a motion by Commissioner Gomez, seconded by Commissioner Daugherty. All those in favor? The public hearing is now closed. A motion on the action item.
Move approval.
Second a motion and second. All those in favor? That passes unanimously. Next we'll go to agenda item number 3 and commensurate action 38. Receive comments regarding request to authorize filing of an instrument for total vacation of vega subdivision in precinct 4.
Move the public hearing be open.
Second.
We have a motion and second to open the public hearing. All in favor? That passes unanimously. The action item 38, consider and take appropriate action on a request to authorize the filing of an instrument for the total vacation of vega subdivision in precinct 4.
9:20 AMAnd this item is have similar to the last two. This tract will be combined with adjacent property for a facility for the austin mounted police and we have no objections to this either.
Again, anyone with concerns?
Move the public hearing be closed.
Second.
We have a motion by Commissioner Gomez, seconded by Commissioner Daugherty to close the public hearing. All those in favor? That passes unanimously. And a motion?
On 37 I move approval.
38. it's 38.
Oh, 38.
Second.
We have a motion by Commissioner Gomez, seconded by Commissioner Daugherty on 38. All in favor? That passes unanimously. I have a second career in auctioneering and May the whole agenda go so smoothly. So next let us go to agenda item number 8. 8 is to receive update from austin public health regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus and other respiratory viruses.
9:21 AMGood morning, judge, commissioners. Sherri phlegm, county executive for -- fleming, county executive health and human health services. We meet our public health requirements with city of austin and we have our interim health authority and i'll have the staff introduce themselves as well. And they will give you an update.
Beautiful. good morning, Dr. Mark este are. I'm joined by janet, our chief epidemiologist at austin public health. I want to give you a brief situational update regarding our novel coronavirus 2019 and explain what we're seeing in our jurisdiction and how we're planning. As you are likely aware, the outbreak in wuhan was first questions.
9:30 AMAny questions, commissioners? We'll stay on alert. We really appreciate the update. Of course, flu is the bigger concern for us at this point.
9:31 AMAbsolutely.

9:31 AMHandle this kind of thing if it should come our way.
Yes, ma'am. thank you, judge.
Thanks so much. next let's go to agenda item number 30, 30 consider and take appropriate action on request to display portraits from the heart gallery exhibit in the 700 lavaca building haul of government during April 2020.
Good morning, health and human services, and with me I have.
Corey goff, partners for children which hosts art gallery.
9:32 AMI'm the heart gallery program manager.