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All the News that Fits-October 2018

Bouldin Bulletin for October 2018
Hot off the press is the October Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher and Rob Clayton our web admin.,for bringing us into a new world of digital publishing – a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin, current and archives are available at http://www.bouldincreek.org/association/bulletin/

Upcoming Events, Traffic and ACL Information

Barricades will be in place at Dawson and Bouldin-passes needed.
ACL info:
Austin City Limits Festival / Oct 5 – Oct 7
http://www.austintexas.gov/event/austin-city-limits-festival-oct-5- oct-7
Austin City Limits Festival / Oct 12 – Oct 14

Events for the rest of the year


The City of Austin has called a bond election for Tuesday, November 6, 2018.                                                                                                              Voters will consider seven bond propositions on a variety of projects and programs, as well as City of Austin council member elections, two proposed amendments to the City Charter, and two proposed citizen-initiated City ordinances. You can view the 2018 Bond Brochure Booklet here. http://www.austintexas.gov/2018bond

The Bouldin Bulletin is now archived HERE, thanks to Rob Clayton for his time and scripts! http://www.bouldincreek.org/association/bulletin/

                                  Local News
Palmer Heavy Traffic October 2018 HERE
http://www.bouldincreek.org/wp-content/uploads/ PalmerHeavyTraffic_Oct2018.pdf

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:

A little Austin history from John T. Davis.

“How The 1970s Defined Austin”
A cool article about Austin.
By John T. Davis
Published: August 30, 2018 Austin Monthly

Longtime Austinites are particularly fond of their former sleepy college town’s history, and no decade represents a happier time—the happiest, some would say—than the freewheeling, youth-driven ’70s. Austin has always been a progressive city, but this decade formed the bedrock for where we are today. We explain why.

Also Austin-in-25-objects                                    http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2017/Austin-in-25-Objects/

Meeting Schedules:
BCNA Meeting Schedules:
BCNA General Association Meeting: 2ndTuesday, every other month
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting:1st Monday, each month
BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting: 3rd Monday each month
Meetings at The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road,
Unless otherwise noted.

You can have your Porch, and setbacks too …

Will be interesting to see how this plays out in practice.


The idea is that a house on a corner lot can’t easily have a wrap-around porch because of lot-size limitations, so now the encroachment into the front setback (an encroachment which everyone who’s ever enjoyed a conversation on a shady porch with a neighbor can probably support) can wrap around to the side setback as well, encouraging a more “connected” style of home much like the traditional homes of yore.

Overall this seems like a good thing. But “what defines a porch?” will likely become the question. What do you think?