All the News that Fits September 2019


Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin in the spring. We try to inform folks of events impacting the ‘hood. We also try and update events/happenings from our neighbors.
Missing something, let us know. Thanks

TOWN HALL WITH ELIZABETH WARREN
Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate is coming to town to talk about her campaign! Admission is first come, so while the event doesn’t start til 6:15pm, early arrival is encouraged. 4:15-8:15pm. Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside. Free. www.elizabethwarren.com.

All,
The Elizabeth Warren Campaign will be at Vic Mathias Shores on Tuesday September 10th. Event begins at 6:15 pm. Expect very heavy traffic.
BCN traffic barriers and APD officers will be in place. Parking Passes will be required for access to closed streets.
If you need parking passes please email Thom Parker. Tnkparker@aol.com. Passes will be available Saturday and Sunday 9/7 and 8th. I will confirm pickup location. Passes are also good for 2019 ACL BCN street closures.

Hello neighbors,
There is a lot of “stuff” happening over the next few months and our neighborhood volunteers try to keep folks informed about events and issues that affect our n’hood
via the Bouldin Bulletin (the oldest tool), this forum and the website. We have a lot of new neighbors and very busy neighbors but if you are reading this and get a chance
let them know about our communication tools and meetings.
Current issue coming our way that will affect many of us is the new Land Development Code Revision.

Here is some current information on the Land Development Code Revision:
City Council held a special-called meeting with an update on the Land Development Code Revision on Wednesday, August 28th at 3 p.m. at City Hall.
The release of the proposal is scheduled for 10/4 and the vote in early December.
City blog here: http://austintexas.gov/ldc_news#Blog%203

From an engaged neighbor “I came for a viewing of Zoned Out, The Legacy of Code Next and earlier this week I watched the 2 hours of the Special City Council Meeting on the LDC Rewrite.
There is no question, Bouldin Creek as well as other central city neighborhoods will be severely impacted by the rewrite and now it comes down to how and how much.”
“What does it mean and what are my options”.

Our next GA meeting is Oct. 8th and the Land Development Code Revision will be the top issue of discussion.

For more information check out:
The Austin Bulldog
https://theaustinbulldog.org/zoned-out-the-legacy-of-codenext/
and check out
www.zonedoutfilm.com/watch-the-film.html

A good look inside the Land Development Code revision progress:
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-08-16/public-notice-opening-up-pandoras-box/
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-08-30/public-notice-mapping-our-transitions/

Last notes-there have been almost no conversations (except by neighborhood groups) of impact of up-zoning to MF (Multi-Family)-increased value, increased taxes!
Also from CM Jimmy Flannigan as he hastened to confirm, for the benefit of his own constituents, that “to be clear: For better or for worse, none of this changes a community’s deed restrictions.” Flannigan has noted more than once that much of his own district won’t be affected by whatever changes are made in the new code because the properties have deed restrictions, which often mandate single-family homes on large lots, and prohibit any types of ADUs, duplexes, or multifamily or mixed use. (Ironically, he’s been one of the most aggressive voices advocating across-the-board up-zoning for center-city neighborhoods that don’t have such deed restrictions.) Noted from Austin Chronicle.

Hot off the press is the August-September Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. HERE

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic September 2019 HERE

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

PALMER AUDITORIUM

Other events near the neighborhood:

September 6th
Run the Zilker Relays

This 10-mile relay race benefits the Lesedi Project, which provides literacy resources in South Africa. Teams are comprised of four members. 6 p.m. (kid’s race), 6:30 p.m. (full relay race). $10 (kid’s relay), $60 (team captain). Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. www.zilkerrelays.com

September 14th
The Austin Margarita Festival
Attend a festival dedicated to margaritas
The Austin Margarita Festival returns with a lineup of more than 20 different flavors as well as live bands and a tequila-tasting station. Noon-8 p.m. $23-$100. Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave. www.austinmargaritafestival.com

September 22nd
Check out a museum

On Austin Museum Day, visitors enjoy free access to exhibits and activities. Participating museums include the Art Galleries at Black Studies at The University of Texas, the Contemporary Austin, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, among many others. Times vary. Free. Locations vary. www.austinmuseums.org

September 22nd
Run to Brunch

This 5K run will culminate in a celebratory brunch at Auditorium Shores, featuring dishes from Grizzelda’s, Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum Restaurant, Loro and Austin’s Pizza. Proceeds will benefit Livestrong, a locally headquartered nonprofit that serves cancer survivors. 7:30 a.m. to noon. $30-$60. Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive. www.runtobrunch.com

September 28th
Open Congress Texas Tribune Festival

Part of the annual Texas Tribune Festival, Open Congress offers a day of free programs open to the public in tents located along Congress Avenue. Panelists include current and former politicians, members of the media and entertainers. Topics discussed will including health care, Texas education, the 2020 election, the recent Texas Legislative Session and local politics. Other events during the three-day Texas Tribune Festival are held at locations across downtown Austin from Sept. 26-28, and are available to those who purchase general admission passes. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Congress Ave. south of the Texas Capitol. https://festival.texastribune.org

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 6:45pm
The High Road,
700 Dawson Road