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BCNA General Association meeting 10-08-2019

Hello neighbors–The next general membership meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be next Tuesday, October 08, beginning at 6:45 pm at the High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson.
Hope to see you there.

Agenda:
6:45–Introductions
6:55–Committee updates
7:00–SoCo parking study update
7:05–Unconventional Austin presentation on ballot items & audience Q&A
7:15–Review and discussion of Land Development Code draft
Draft released Friday 10-04-2019.
7:45–adjourn

SoCo parking study update posted in Bouldin Bulletin by Yellow Sector Rep. Elizabeth Howard

Land Development Code draft HERE http://www.austintexas.gov/ldc

Officer elections note
The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Officers election at the next General Association meeting on Tuesday, December 10.In order to vote in the election or to run for office, you have to be a registered member of the Neighborhood Association. The deadline for registering prior to the election is November 30. Please contact Treasurer, treasurer@bouldincreek.org to sign up or to check whether your registration is current. Attendance (with sign-in) at any meeting within the last 2 years automatically updates your registration.

All the News that Fits October 2019


Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin in the fall. 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

Hot off the press is the October-November 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
Check this month’s Bulletin for Neighborhood Event Parking and Barricades, the Austin City Limits plus more upcoming events and road closures
More ACL info HERE

Additional Fall Special Events: visit Austintexas.gov/CityStage
Austin Heart and Stroke Walk Saturday October 19th 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Road Closures
https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=4401&pg=company&company_id=211415

Livestrong Challenge Sunday October 20th 7:30 AM to5:00 PM
Road Closures
https://give.livestrong.org/event/2019-livestrong-challenge/e220749

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Thursday November 28th 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Road Closures
https://thundercloud.com/event-info/

Palmer Heavy Traffic October 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
http://thelongcenter.org/events/

PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

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

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


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

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.

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 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

All the News that Fits August 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

Another dog story with 2 thumbs up! Causing Trouble as We Smiled: A Dusty Story Playwright Timothy Braun remembers the canine companion who changed his life. Courtesy of Austin Chronicle https://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2019-08-16/causing-trouble-as-we-smiled-a-dusty-story/

Austin Water Forward My name is Robert Mace. I live in Allandale and serve on the Austin Water Forward Task Force, a council-member appointed group that worked with Austin Water in developing Austin’s 100-year water plan.
Attached is an article I wrote that the Allandale Neighbor published.
Austin_Water_Forward-article-2019-05-08

City of Austin – Park Fire Restrictions Effective August 12
Due to dangerous fire conditions that currently exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is temporarily prohibiting the building of fires and grilling in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and preserves—pursuant to Ordinance No. 20111102-025—effective immediately and until further notice. This includes the use of wood or charcoal BBQ pits/grills/smokers. Propane stoves are allowed in designated picnic areas only. As a general reminder, smoking is always prohibited in City of Austin parks.
The Austin Police Department’s Park Police and PARD’s Park Rangers will enforce the ban in the City’s parks and greenbelts. Violations may result in a fine between $300 and $500.
The temporary ban helps ensure the safety of park patrons and surrounding communities, while minimizing the wildfire risk in the City’s parks and greenbelts. The Department will continue to evaluate fire conditions and will lift the ban as soon as it is safe to do so; a media advisory will be distributed at that time.

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:

Neighborhood Event Parking and Barricades note from Thom Parker
Available HERE and in the Bouldin Bulletin

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic August 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
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

Other events around:

August 20
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AUSTIN ISD’S FIRST DAY
Classes are back in session for students across the district. The full calendar for the 2019-20 school year is available on the district’s website. 512-414-1700. www.austinisd.org

August 25
PARTY WITH 1.5 MILLION BATS AT THE BRIDGE
In addition to the bats emerging from underneath the Congress Avenue bridge when the sun sets, the 2019 Bat Fest will feature live music from Everlast, Ying Yang Twins, Petey Pablo and more.
4 p.m.-mid-night. $15-$20.
Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. 512-441-9015. www.roadwayevents.com/events/bat-fes

August 28
THE LONGHORNS ARE BACK
Classes officially begin at The University of Texas. St. Edward’s University and Huston-Tillotson University. Students will be back in the classroom two days earlier on Aug. 26.
512-475-7575. www.registrar.utexas

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.

BCNA General Association meeting 08-13-2019


BCNA General Association meeting 08-13-2019

Hello neighbors–The next general membership meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be next Tuesday, August 13, beginning at 6:45 pm at the High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson.
Hope to see you there.

Here is the current agenda:
6:45–Introductions;
6:55–Traffic Safety & Parking and Parks Committee updates;
7:00–Confirmation vote on BCNA support for crosswalk painting at South Congress & Gibson;
7:05–Discussion and vote on proposed resolution regarding CodeNext (aka land use code rewrite)
–proposed resolution below;
7:20–Statesman site redevelopment presentation by Endeavor Real Estate Group;
7:50–Adjourn

Proposed resolution: BCNA opposes unequal zoning changes targeted at only certain current residential areas
and instead supports equal treatment for all property currently zoned as “single family” throughout the City.

  1. Austin had a long history of discriminatory treatment of certain areas that needs to stop.
  2. Unequal policy will both exacerbate displacement of people in targeted areas and fail
    to maximize affordability and environment protection in the other areas of the City.
  3. Austin’s land use laws should promote affordability and walkability equally everywhere in all
  4. neighborhoods.

Thanks–Jesse, BCNA Prez.