Upcoming Neighborhood Team meetings / Reuniones del equipo del vecindario

2017 Meetings / Reuniones
Sunday, Feb 12, 4-6pm – regular quarterly meeting, including officer elections, at YMCA
Saturday, Mar 4, 9am-noon – It’s My Park Day at Brownie
Saturday, Apr 8, 9am-noon – Clean Sweep at Little Walnut Creek & Georgian
Sunday, May 14, 4-6pm – regular quarterly meeting at YMCA
Tuesday, Aug 8, 5-7pm – regular quarterly meeting at Austech
Sunday, Nov 12, 4-6pm – regular quarterly meeting at YMCA
Sometimes things do not go as we have planned! Check back to confirm meeting times and locations.

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.

Hay muchas reuniones de grupos pequeños y actividades en proyectos entre las reuniones trimestrales. Consulte el calendario y los artículos en nuestro sitio por algo que le interesa, y unirse a nuestra lista de correo electrónico.

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Some Online Surveys / Algunas encuestas en línea

Your government wants to know what you think: / Tu gobierno quiere saber lo que piensas:

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North Lamar/Rundberg transportation safety / seguridad en el transporte

November 2016 update: The city says there will be some lanes closed, starting November 21, and Cap Metro will move some bus stops temporarily. Pay attention and be safe!

Last year, the city’s transportation department listed North Lamar/Rundberg as one of the top five intersections in Austin for safety improvements. They plan to spend a little over $700,000 this year in two phases of work:
El año pasado, el departamento de transporte de la ciudad puso North Lamar / Rundberg en su lista de los cinco principales intersecciones en Austin para mejoras de seguridad. Ellos planean gastar un poco más de $ 700,000 este año en dos fases de trabajo::

Rundberg Rutland signals

  • Add pedestrian hybrid beacon on Rutland / Añadir faro híbrido de peatones en Rutland
  • Convert pedestrian beacon on Rundberg to a traffic signal / Convertir faro de peatones en Rundberg a una señal de tráfico
      The work involving North Lamar Blvd is planned for fall 2016-winter 2017:
      El trabajo en North Lamar Blvd se prevé para el otoño de 2016 /invierno de 2017:

    • Add medians in North Lamar Blvd north and south of the Rundberg intersection / Añadir las medianas en Lamar Blvd. al norte y al sur de la intersección Rundberg
    • Add “continental striping” to crosswalks at Rundberg and Rutland for better visibility / Añadir “rayas continentales” a los pasos de peatones en Rundberg y Rutland para una mejor visibilidad
    • Rebuild the pedestrian ramps around the Rundberg and Rutland intersections, with ADA compliance / Reconstruir las rampas peatonales que rodean las intersecciones Rundberg y Rutland, con el cumplimiento de la ADA

Rundberg Rutland intersections

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Sudden Violent Death 2012-present


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November 8 election results

  • Funding for North Lamar traffic and safety improvements: Passed
  • City of Austin Council district 4: Greg Casar elected
  • Austin ISD Board of Trustees district 3: Ann Teich elected

Voter turnout
Pct 139 – 51.6%
Pct 164 – 45.5%
Pct 211 – 58.3%

For people in the south part of our neighborhood, our next election will probably be a special election in January, as the person we elected yesterday to the state House of Representatives has said she will resign. Register to vote

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Georgian Acres Park planning / Planificacion del parque Georgian Acres

park-planningGeorgian Acres Neighborhood Association members and other volunteers went door-to-door in the area around the park with a survey about what people wanted to see at the new park. Then, consultant James Rojas conducted several hands-on workshops with residents, students, parents, and refugees in our area, to share their childhood memories and build models of an ideal park.

Now, a city landscape architect has prepared drawings of possible concepts for the park, with loop trails, picnic pavilions, and playscapes.
Concept A
Concept B
Concept C

Parks and Rec Department says, “We are not asking that you vote for your favorite concept plan. Tell us what you like about them and what works best for your community and personal needs.” They also have some specific questions:

  • Do you think the playscape should be visible from John Nance Garner Circle or be located closer to the middle of the park?
  • Would you prefer one large picnic shelter, 3 smaller picnic shelters or one large multi-use space that could be used for basketball, large gatherings or events and as a picnic shelter with movable picnic tables as needed?
  • What small park amenities besides a water fountain, bike racks and grills would you like to see in the park?
  • Are there items in the photos that appeal to you and you think should be included in the park?

(Click to see a larger version)
playscapes

playscapes

Complete presentation by Parks and Rec Dept (english only)

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Budget Priorities – DRAFT Minutes Oct 27, 2016

DRAFT Minutes for Oct 27, 2016 called meeting
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Every three years, the city asks the neighborhood team to identify top priority recommendations from our neighborhood plan for their capital and operating spending.

Neighborhood survey and poll results, along with meeting handout listing neighborhood plan recommendations
Paper survey form
Oct 27 Meeting announcement flier

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Our top recommendations for city spending (from the neighborhood plan, based on issue priorities)

Capital budget, Georgian Acres (south of Rundberg)
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  1. Rec 130 Encourage developers to take advantage of the incentives to provide affordable housing in new mixed use developments.
  2. Rec 128 buffers between traffic and new sidewalks along N Lamar Blvd
  3. Rec 70.O sidewalks along Middle Ln
  4. Rec 73 bike lanes on Rundberg
  5. Rec 78 benches and/or shelters at Capital Metro bus stops

Capital budget, North Lamar (north of Rundberg)

  1. Rec 127 All new N Lamar Blvd development must be pedestrian-friendly and oriented towards the street with parking located to the rear of the building(s).
  2. Rec 87 reduce the number of curb cuts along N Lamar Blvd
  3. Rec 75 ADA-compliant ramps at all intersections with sidewalks
  4. Rec 47E pavilion at expanded Brownie park
  5. Rec 110F curbs and gutters along Provines

Operating budget, Georgian Acres (south of Rundberg)
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  1. Rec 27 additional opportunities for recreation
  2. Rec 33 local farmers’ market.
  3. Rec 59 regular maintenance of park landscaping.
  4. Rec 22 neighborhood events with an emphasis on cultural diversity
  5. Rec 26 create organized sports leagues for area residents

Operating budget, North Lamar (north of Rundberg)

  1. Rec 27 additional opportunities for recreation
  2. Rec 33 local farmers’ market.
  3. Rec 60A hardy, long-lasting, and drought-tolerant trees along N Lamar Blvd
  4. Rec 22 neighborhood events with an emphasis on cultural diversity
  5. Rec 20 encourage greater investment in properties with non-resident ownersmangos
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