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RT @CaseyOnFOX7: The task force kicks off tomorrow #gentrification #displacement @fox7austin twitter.com/mayoradler/sta…
“5 ways U.S. cities are solving America’s biggest challenges” by @BloombergCities medium.com/@BloombergCiti…
Unfortunate to hear that a court has ruled against Paris @Anne_Hidalgo's plan to pedestrianise the banks of the River Seine, a key plank of her plan to deliver clean air & reduce vehicle emissions in Paris. #MayorsStand4All europe1.fr/societe/paris-…
Just released: City Parks: America's New Infrastructure - Resilience. Featuring the innovative role parks and greenspace play in helping to mitigate stormwater and reduce flooding. #infrastructure #resilience youtu.be/15UGjTO85jA
It's National Margarita Day. Celebrate responsibly, Austin. mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
At a press conference earlier today to preview the important work of the Anti-Displacement Task Force. We learn the lessons of the past to address displacement in the Eastern Crescent. https://t.co/OH57PVlGBD
Thank you to Austin leaders for giving two days of their time to engage in a Courageous Conversation about institutional racism. https://t.co/hwR7a7XvGS
Happening now: #Austin working to get one task force in place to deal with Gentrification problems. @MayorAdler @KVUE https://t.co/NYfOYvnXfF
State of the City: @MayorAdler pledges to make Austin a global leader atxne.ws/2sLMtDP https://t.co/OV6heQe6Ij
For those experiencing homelessness in Austin, lack of ID can mean barriers to, or delays in, their access to housing, employment, and other services critical to dignity, support, and recovery.
Imagine if, instead of experiencing broken hand-offs from hospitals to respite care or from substance abuse recovery programs to shelter that adversely impact recovery, a client is able to provide access to their digital passport which has an auditable account...
 
. of what happens next in the system of care. Blockchain would make data easily available across different social service and healthcare organizations to help service delivery personnel frustrated by working with incomplete information and provide more consistent...
 
. and reliable access to those experiencing homelessness. Austin is one of 35 US cities competing for the grand prize, others include Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. #MayorsChallenge
Austin proposes to use blockchain technology to provide homeless residents with a unique identifier that allows them to access their personal records at any time, enabling access to critical services.
BREAKING: Austin is one of 35 Champion Cities selected today as finalists in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover new ideas for the toughest problems cities face. #MayorsChallenge https://t.co/2fRQASG8DU
Can Blockchain Technology Help Austin’s Homeless? @MayorAdler and @BloombergDotOrg are planning to test it out. bit.ly/2EYIFnw #blockchain
RT @JMVC_ATX: 'A new Austin moment': Highlights from @MayorAdler’s State of the City address ow.ly/wH3Y30iwZZR #SOCA2018
RT @AustinTech: .@MayorAdler just began his annual State of the City address. Watch live here: austintexas.gov/page/watch-atx… or read his prepared…
RT @ConsulMexAtn: In his introduction of @MayorAdler, Consul @carlos_glezgtez said: "His standings on immigration policies, on defending th…
RT @carlos_glezgtez: By inviting me to introduce him for the state of the city address, @MayorAdler sent a message of diversity & inclusion…
RT @Katie_Statesman: .@GregCasar says ICE called him while he was driving to the immigration detention center & told him he couldn't visit…
Many wonder what the future holds for our great city. So let me say this clearly: Austin can, must and will lead in this new century. Indeed, today's world has yielded a new Austin moment, a moment when our leadership is essential. #SOCA2018 https://t.co/kzpgL2zxWG
Austin has a rare opportunity to lead the way out of this mess. Austin is emerging as a voice offering reason and progress in a world that isn't getting enough of either these days. #SOCA2018 https://t.co/TrzfiuzviY
"Many wonder what the future holds for our great city. So let me say this clearly: Austin can, must and will lead in this new century.
Indeed, the complexities and connections of today's world have yielded a new Austin moment, a moment when our global leadership is essential, even if we must often lead in new ways." #SOCA2018 https://t.co/548glWTPY9
Tonight, I’d like to propose that Austin has a rare opportunity to lead the way out of this mess. Austin is emerging as a voice offering reason and progress in a world that isn’t getting enough of either these days.
I fundamentally believe, that to move past this crisis point in politics, we need to get better at listening to each other and speaking as if we are all bound together as Americans, Texans, and Austinites.” #SOCA2018
We can’t let that happen here in Austin. We’re not going to plan successfully for the future unless we fix our present. We need everyone pulling together to be our best selves.
Regardless of whether the allegations are true, we see those divisions and distrust on the rise. Hyperbole in our national discourse is making enemies of those that merely have differences of opinion.
The stated goals of the alleged Russian infiltration of our political discourse set out to exacerbate divisions in our country and to increase our distrust of our own institutions.
“If we’re going to do the big things that are needed to plan for the future, we’re going to have to work together. And if we’re going to work together, we’re going to have to address what can charitably be called a gigantic honking mess in our civic life.
The recent indictments of Russians for influencing our political life have given focus to a gnawing realization that our political discourse – simply the way we talk about our future as a city, as a state, and as a country – has apparently been intentionally poisoned.
Last year this Council upped our renewable energy goals from 55% to 65% by 2025. This is one of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the country. #SOCA2018 https://t.co/GEyYiRzzha
RT @cubbie9000: @mattlargey @MayorAdler 76 people died on Austin streets in 2017, a body count that's still well above the already horrific…
“Folks, we’re going to take as much time as we need to get this right. But we have to get it right. Managing growth to preserve the spirit and soul of our city will be difficult, if not impossible, if we don’t get CodeNEXT done right.
We can get it done this year. Let’s show the world how to work productively through our differences for the greater good and a better future.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/RgfgqEJzH9
We cannot repeat the mistakes of the past any more than we can afford the cost of the status quo. Our job is to prevent an unacceptable future. After years of unimplemented recommendations, we need to do something to address displacement. #SOCA2018 https://t.co/0fruPV8Ryg
The economics of renewable energy have gotten so competitive, that the last renewable energy contract signed by Austin Energy will serve to reduce the cost to ratepayers of buying power.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/FSm71TXDjV
“Last year this Council upped our renewable energy goals from 55% by 2025 to 65% by 2027 (and asked for a plan to get us up to 75%). This is one of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the country. And we’re well on our way toward meeting that goal.
We’re beginning the process to close our only coal plant and increase our use of renewable clean power at Austin Energy. Last year we bought more solar and wind to push us over 50% renewables by 2020.
RT @Connor_Brown1: .@MayorAdler talks about combatting homelessness among veterans, saying "We should commit to housing the homeless. Not m…
We should commit to housing the homeless. Not more homeless. Not most of the homeless. Our goal should be finding homes for all the homeless, as we find them.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/mv4lSeeRAO
“But for all we’ve done, there is no doubt that we need to do more to help those experiencing homelessness. We need to set a specific goal, and then we need to fund it. Let’s make the ECHO plan goal the City’s goal.
It is high time the State legislature finally does something about property taxes by fixing school finance. Nothing else will actually give us property tax relief. #SOCA2018 https://t.co/XPMNIWGTsa
It has begun making racial equity an integral part of each department’s practices and policies, as well as ensuring that equity is embedded in the priority strategic outcomes the Council is adopting to guide its work.
Racial equity will be forever something we include from the get-go and not just a box that’s checked at the end of a process.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/JYuNinxLNM
“This Council created our Equity Office and it has already begun realizing the vision. It has just completed an analysis of the racism Task Force recommendations.
Limiting cities, counties, and school districts to a 2.5% increase (without a vote) is not a real or serious solution to increasing property taxes.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/wIMkRqs5wz
It’s the State Property Tax. And, to fix its runaway tax, the State must fix and appropriately fund the school finance system. Nothing else will actually give us property tax relief.
“It is high time the State legislature finally does something about increases in property taxes. But if they’re going to really do something, then our State leaders cannot try to divert us away from the real problem.
“It is hard to believe that the Governor is even talking about trying to limit city, county and school district tax increases to 2.5% per year (without a vote), when the State Property Tax has increased by 288% in just five years.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/PPu1tJvgzj
RT @WhoTrendedIT: Wooohoo You know who sent #SOCA2018 trending in the US ? I do. Well done @MayorAdler. Even as a cold hearted robot, I am…
The first thing we think of when we think about affordability is housing prices, and that's where we're making important progress. #SOCA2018 https://t.co/KEntmw4Gn5
Nearly all the projects completed through Expedited Permitting got their permits one day after a review meeting.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/fTAeu95Mlo
“For homeowners, we are making progress on permitting reform to make it cheaper and easier to add on a bathroom to your house. The expedited permitting program this Council approved last year is producing big results this year, with a tenfold increase in expedited permits.
RT @PhilJankowski: The first big talking point of the night in @MayorAdler state of the city address is, you guessed it, traffic.
While not the only factor, housing supply’s impact on housing cost is real.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/24s85ftzB1
“For the majority of us that don’t own homes, rents are finally leveling off. Supply has increased and is now finding greater balance with demand. Rents were flat last year, and anticipated to be flat this year, too.
The engineers tell us that the work on the corridors will reduce traffic delays by 25% and collisions by 15%. This is the work you are expecting us to do, and these are the results you are expecting us to get. #SOCA2015 https://t.co/6kKJNysAzw
“The engineers tell us that all this work will reduce traffic delays by 25% and collisions by 15%. This is the work you are expecting us to do, and these are the results you are expecting us to get.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/eXx0sF1kbf
“But in Austin, we should never measure our progress by how well we are doing compared to other cities. We can only say the state of our city is strong if we are affirmatively building a future in which we preserve the spirit and soul of Austin.” #SOCA2018 https://t.co/qMwbYlIxLs
Here in Austin, though, we know who we are. And if we remain true to ourselves, we will always find the solid ground on which to build our future.” #SOCA2018
I did not mean that as a challenge, but the world certainly held up its end of the bargain. It seems our country is losing its way in the world.
“Last year, when we gathered together for this purpose, I said that if the world completely lost its mind, we’d still be Austin, Texas.
"Ten years from now... twenty years from now... a new generation of Austinites will ask us what we did, at this time of great risk, to preserve and protect the magic of Austin. This is our moment. We must act with our eyes focused clearly on the future." #SOCA2018 https://t.co/Aab0VwMrut
Follow the @statesman's @PhilJankowski and @Connor_Brown1 at tonight's #ATXCouncil State of the City address. Read @MayorAdler's prepared text here: atxne.ws/2HxrpnR twitter.com/PhilJankowski/…
Going over the final changes in the speech. #SOCA2018 https://t.co/KrIu0Rq2Wt
RT @KUT: PHOTOS: Over the weekend, artist Chris Rogers unveiled his new mural at 12th and Chicon streets. kutne.ws/2EzolpD https://t…
Tonight, all we need is you for the State of the City Address. #SOCA2018. Get free tickets to attend tonight here: facebook.com/events/3653804… Watch on TV here: facebook.com/events/7216782… Watch on Facebook here: facebook.com/austintexasgov/ https://t.co/p4q9lUa30o
Here with @PatrickGSmyth, winner of today’s half @austinmarathon! https://t.co/pR408SuE4n
Coming to #SXSW and have a solution or idea to solve a civic challenge? Pitch it to a room full of U.S. mayors. Cash prizes. Apply by Feb 16 civicio.com/showcase #civictech #govtech
Looks like Austin is going to #GrowWithGoogle: blog.google/topics/inside-…
It's the year of the dog! Happy #ChineseNewYear https://t.co/4AibaQHh4n
Hey, Austin start-ups! Ready to scale your offering to cities across the US? Pitch it to a room of mayors during #SXSW Apply by Feb 16 civicio.com/showcase #civictech #govtech
The Senate will have a chance today to create a long-overdue path to citizenship for Dreamers. This is vital for Austin, where one in five of our neighbors is foreign-born. #DACA
We come from different places but are one united community, and creating a path to citizenship for Dreamers will help us stay that way. #DACA
Hey, Austin! Welcome our new City Manager, @spencercronk, to town and give him a follow. Today is his first #atxcouncil meeting.
Four Austin chefs earn James Beard semifinalist nominations; one local restaurant tabbed best new restaurant contender  dining.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/15/fou…
RT @efindell: #atxcouncil thanking Elaine Hart for her interim leadership at City Manager Spencer Cronk's first meeting. @MayorAdler credit…
Earlier this week I explained why I support paid sick days, which the #atxcouncil will vote on today. My comments begin 15 minutes in: mayoradler.com/paid-sick-day-… https://t.co/xnZcCix21u
I'm sitting down with @TexasTribune to talk #ATX, the 2018 elections & more – March 8 at their brand-new event center in Austin. Join me: bit.ly/2EEw7PO #ttevents https://t.co/NxSHKp80OG
RT @ATXmusicAwards: Can we say, WOAH?! That's quite a line up if we do say so ourselves. Join us WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 at @acllive to cele…
Happy #FatTuesday, Austin! #MardiGras18 https://t.co/ErRVTQikW3
I’m honored to be chosen for this leadership position by elected officials from across the region. I look forward to working with my CAMPO board colleagues to address our biggest mobility challenges. twitter.com/ALTERforATX/st…
RT @PPTXVotes: “With paid sick leave, fewer people come to work sick. This is at base a public health issue.” @MayorAdler #ATXCouncil #Paid…
Can't wait to see the emails we're going to get on this one: theonion.com/cities-move-to…
Coming to #SXSW and have a solution or idea to solve a civic challenge? Pitch it to a room full of U.S. mayors. Cash prizes. Apply by Feb 16 civicio.com/showcase #civictech #govtech
RT @FilmATX: Officially declared by @MayorAdler, this week is #LoveFilmWeek! @austinfilm asks u to choose a film showing at #AFSCinema thi…
RT @RaviBhalla: Really enjoyed meeting up with Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler this morning. We discussed policies to sustain housing affor…
Coming together with @D5Kitchen and @Alison_Alter on many #CodeNEXT elements that work for all of Austin. assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilf…
RT @AustinNewsdaily: City of Austin hosting event to hire pool workers for summer - KXAN.com dlvr.it/QFqt70
RT @JimmyFlannigan: Another step forward in fixing Anderson Mill Road! Thanks @MayorAdler for showing up for #atxd6 https://t.co/5Anh20RJ9N
Austin Municipal Court offers ways to resolve warrants without arrest mystatesman.com/news/crime--la…
RT @Kayley_Goff1: Have you heard the news... @c40cities is off to @sxsw! Join us in #Austin with @Google , @MayorAdler @Plume_Labs and @Mar…
Austin Energy factoring in president's solar tariff into future planning bit.ly/2FRwdmy via @KXAN_News
Coming to #SXSW and have a solution or idea to solve a civic challenge? Pitch it to a room full of U.S. mayors. Cash prizes. Apply by Feb 16 civicio.com/showcase #civictech #govtech
We’re putting a band together and taking this show on the road. https://t.co/Iwg3BUE83J
Storytime at the library is starting just like our last #ATXCouncil meeting. Take the kids to your new library if you haven’t already. It’s amazing. https://t.co/adj5phxaZr
Sure, the @Eagles get a parade in Philadelphia. But Nick Foles gets his own day in Austin. https://t.co/7v1wFcOoyP
RT @sarahrush24: 'We've lost our middle, and we're losing our ladder of mobility.' @MayorAdler on the need to expand middle skill jobs and…
RT @LuzMorenoLozano: @JudgeEckhardt and @MayorAdler collaborating on workforce program with the goal of training and placing 10,000 low inc…
Happy birthday to @JeffStensland, pictured here. https://t.co/L86TuLKg4c
City proposes spreading $450 million over nine Austin roads mystatesman.com/news/city-prop…
We all owe Chief Kerr a huge debt for keeping Austin safe & for being an innovative change agent. We’ll miss her leadership & I’ll miss working with her. She has been a terrific role model for young women not just here but nationally. Austin will always keep a light on for her. twitter.com/tplohetski/sta…
Implementing the 2016 Mobility Bond will cut traffic delays by 25% and collisions by 15% on the streets we most use all over the city. The Smart Corridor Plan is beginning to look like a Genius Corridor Plan.
Retiming the traffic signals on Cesar Chavez has cut rush-hour delays by 20-30 minutes. austintexas.gov/news/delay-red…
Got questions? Want to offer a buck's worth of your two cents? You can email, call, or show up at a public meeting. All the details are here: austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries… But a plan that promises a 25% reduction in traffic delays and a 15% cut in car crashes? Pretty good start. https://t.co/1sqcijD64g
 
 
 
 
 
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