Category Archives: quality of life

Comida de verano para niños y jovenes / Summer meals for kids and teens 2017

Complete list / lista completa Eat right, find a site! / ¡Come Bien, Encuentra un Sitio! Several schools, parks, and other sites in our area offer free, healthy meals during the summer to anyone 18 and under through a US … Continue reading

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Food for All: neighborhood food planning

July 27, 2016 Update: Food Access Recommendations July 22, 2016 update: Inclusive Neighborhood Food Planning in North Austin complete report on the food system study. Specific recommendations for the FY17 city budget will be available in August. June 1, 2016 … Continue reading

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Comida de verano para niños / Summer meals for kids 2016

Several schools, parks, and other sites in our area offer free, healthy meals during the summer to anyone 18 and under through a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) program. For more information, call 211 or text FOODTX to 877-877. Varias … Continue reading

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Austin Code Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) pilot phase II

May 4 update from Austin Code Department: “The Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) pilot program is temporarily on hold pending an internal evaluation.” Despite intense, unaddressed concern from stakeholders and elected official over Phase I of the NET pilot, Austin Code … Continue reading

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Code amnesty for older structures

January 2016 update: Parts of the current ordinance run out in June 2016. The Board of Adjustment is discussing that the end date be extended, or removed entirely, and that the fee be waived. Read the proposed changes, and the Board’s … Continue reading

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Austin Code Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) pilot

Oct 28 update: The Building and Standards Commission has asked Austin Code Department to report on the NET pilot at their December 8 meeting. The North Lamar/Georgian Acres Neighborhood Plan Contact Team passed the following resolution at its meeting Sunday … Continue reading

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Energy Usage Index for multifamily properties

As part of Energy Conservation and Audit Disclosure (ECAD), Austin Energy calculates an “energy usage index” (EUI) for multifamily properties, the average amount of electricity per square foot that the property uses each year. This gives potential residents a tool … Continue reading

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