October 27, 6:30-8:30pm, North Austin Community Center (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg. Called meeting to finalize priorities for the city budget for the next three years. / Reunion llamada a finalizar las prioridades para el presupuesto de la ciudad para los próximos tres. Complete the paper survey with your neighbors, colleagues, or school group
There are lots of smaller gatherings and project activities between quarterly meetings. Check out the calendar and the articles on our site for something that interests you, and join our email list.
September 27, 2016 Follow-up from Watershed Protection Department
Information on Stormwater Discharge Permit Program (SDPP), including a list of neighborhood businesses currently permitted under SDPP, stormwater discharge inspections conducted in the neighborhood since June 2014, and a list of business activities which require the permit.
Map depicting the 140 detention ponds currently identified within the North Lamar/Georgian Acres planning areas.
July 19 6:00-8:00pm Called meeting for stormwater and flooding discussion with city Watershed Protection department at the North Austin Community Center (YMCA), 1000 W Rundberg.
Matt Hollon, the Watershed Protection Department’s Environmental Program Manager, says, “The main problems we have identified are related to “local flooding” (problematic storm drain systems, small stream channels, etc.). But we’ll also discuss “creek flooding” (e.g., in floodplains along Little Walnut), channel erosion, and water quality concerns.”
– Approved draft minutes from second quarter regular meetings, neighborhood plan amendment meetings, and meeting with Watershed Protection Dept.
– Resolved to amend bylaws at fourth quarter regular meeting to meet new City requirement to address quorum
– Report on bank accounts
A recently completed historic context report for Austin includes a map showing the age of the residential structures in parts of our neighborhoods, as well as a brief discussion of development patterns.
Real estate developers quickly realized the many opportunities offered by the new highway and often touted the advantages of new subdivisions located on or near the new interregional highways. The developer of the Georgian Acres subdivision in north Austin published an advertisement in the local newspaper that extolled the neighborhood’s proximity to the new interregional highway. Further promoting its appeal, the ad noted that property owners paid no city taxes but could enjoy nearby amenities such as a school and “community” (shopping) centers. The subdivision included land between Old US 81 (Lamar Boulevard) and the new interregional highway, and thus had access to both roadways.
Our current neighborhood plan was developed from 2007-10. A lot has changed since then! We’ve accomplished many things, and we know more about the things we still need to do. Over the summer, residents, business owners, and property owners worked with government agencies and nonprofits to amend our plan.
Nuestro plan vecindario se desarrolló a partir de 2007-10. ¡Hay muchos cambios desde entonces! Llevamos a cabo muchas cosas, y sabemos más acerca de las cosas que aún tenemos que hacer. Durante el verano, los residentes, gente de negocios, y dueños de propiedad trabajaron con las agencias gubernamentales y organizaciones no lucrativas para enmendar nuestro plan.
At a special electronic meeting Sept 16-19, members voted to formally submit the proposed amendments to the City. DRAFT minutes
DRAFT process, including reviewers and other plans
Want to be deputized to register people to vote? Free trainings at the county tax office at 5501 Airport Blvd on Tuesday, October 4 at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 6:30pm. You must be a registered voter in Travis County.