The agenda is simple for the BCNA general membership meeting Tuesday April 10 starting at 6:45 at the High Road on Dawson.
We’ll begin with introductions and a few announcements.
7:00 we will commence a hopefully informative discussion regarding draft 3 of CodeNext and the BCNA’s position on that. I hope to have some information and a brief PowerPoint to start with. The steering committee has made a recommendation for BCNA’s position, which is below. However, this recommendation was not unanimous and all voices are welcome and will be heard before voting on the BCNA’s position. Thanks–Jesse
Here is the BCNA steering committee’s recommendation. It is a moderate position that does not oppose CodeNext in its entirety and supports many aspects of the current draft.
1) BCNA supports putting CodeNext on the ballot before being adopted.
2) BCNA supports delaying the finalization of CodeNext until at least the end of summer, with extended public input and at least one interim rounds of changes, and BCNA demands that the underlying data and analysis be immediately shared by the City with the community.
3) BCNA supports the following aspects of the current draft of CodeNext:
a) BCNA supports the overall reductions in land use restrictions resulting potential increases in housing supply in the current draft, except for the specific problems stated below.
b) BCNA supports reducing unfair treatment of Bouldin and other older SF-3 neighborhoods by treating Bouldin and other such neighborhoods on a more equal basis than current law.
c) BCNA supports the increased freedom for home occupations, but some aspects of this increased freedom threaten to reduce affordability and are inappropriate, as stated below.
4) BCNA opposes the following aspects of the current draft of CodeNext, and requests:
a) The fee-in-lieu loopholes in affordability standards should be closed.
b) One on-site parking space per housing unit should be required.
c) BCNA requests some limits for visitor traffic for home occupations to be maintained, and believes the new accessory uses and signage permitted for residential areas go too far.
d) The permit process changes that reduce public input and remove accountability by elected officials are not acceptable.
e) The single-family attached loophole should be closed, and the treatment proposed for duplexes should be applied to single-family attached housing.
f) The fee-in-lieu loopholes for sidewalk construction should be closed.
BCNA General Association Meeting
February 13 , 2018 6:45 PM
The High Road 700 Dawson Road
6:55-7:10 Auto Theft Prevention presentation—Natalia Lee, neighborhood liaison, Austin
Police Department auto theft division
7:10-7:25 East Bouldin Creek sewage spill update—City of Austin Water Dept.
7:25-7:30 Parks Committee Update
–March 3: mulching trails in West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt for Citywide “It’s My Park Day” clean-up effort
7:30-7:35 Traffic Safety & Parking Committee Update
–City expected to move forward with implementing Special Event Residential Parking Permit program
instead of barricades sometime in 2018, more information and public input opportunities will be provided
7:35-7:50 Zoning Committee Update
–Schultz Tract/Hooter’s PUD update
–Warren Wildlife Gallery CUP update
–soccer stadium update
–Green Pastures update
7:50-8:00 Brief CodeNext version 3 update
Minutes HERE-when available.
Hot off the press is the February Bouldin Bulletin
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form, a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin.
Austin Marathon Sunday, February 18, 2018 Downtown Austin, Texas https://youraustinmarathon.com/
27th Annul Creek Cleaning on Saturday, March 3
We will hold our 27th Annul Creek Cleaning on Saturday, March 3, in conjunction with the Austin Parks Foundation’s It’s My Park Day. Registration is now open at https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/68954-Bouldin-Creek-27th-Annual-Creek-Cleaning-Party
Some logistics are still in flux while we are waiting to see how East Bouldin Creek recovers from the sewage spill and whether it will be safe to send volunteers in for a clean-up.
If it is, we’ll meet at 8:30 am in N Dawson Park on the corner of Gibson and South 1st for coffee, then send crews into both East and West Bouldin Creek areas to collect trash. With enough volunteers, we’ll also be able to mulch trails in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. (Alternate plan: meet at the South 6th Street entrance to the greenbelt and work only there.)
Please wear heavy shoes, long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect against poison ivy. We’ll provide gloves, tools and trash bags as well as coffee in the morning and refreshments at noon.
Hope to see you there,
BCNA Parks Committee
Palmer Heavy Traffic February 2018
EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings-on of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM https://www.palmereventscenter.com/calendar/2018/02/
Austin Chronicle “Your Plan for Pools-First, let’s all chip in $124 million” Article HERE
CoA Information Item 14: Approve third reading of an ordinance relating to special events and high capacity event venues-appears to have been pulled and needing more work. Stay tuned.
*New RPP info here for 2018: http://austintexas.gov/page/permit-application-process-residential-permit-parking-program
*Curb Side Composting is coming, more info here: http://austintexas.gov/austincomposts
*Info here for your trash/recycle collection schedule: http://austintexas.gov/page/my-collection-schedule
Bouldin Bulletin for December-January 2017
Headlines: Warren Wildlife Gallery, CodeNEXT, PSW agreement, Parks updates and more!
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