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Celebrate the Fourth of July, 2019

Celebrate the Fourth of July, 2019

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July
every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
An experiment worth celebrating and like all experiments always needing a tweak here, a nudge there and an occasional poke.
But worthwhile, so let’s celebrate!
Cheers, Gary Hyatt, web lackey

Just some miscellany:
Quote from an “old guy”
“One of the penalties for refusing to
participate in politics is that you end
up being governed by your inferiors.”

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Did you know? John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826—the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Preamble to the United States Constitution
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Declaration of Independence

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting July 1st
Meeting at the High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road,

Hello–Loose agenda for tomorrow:

6:45–review prior minutes
6:50–discuss waterfront & August GA mtg presentation
7:05–committee updates (as needed)
7:15–update on CodeNext (Jesse)
7:25–sector updates (as needed)

Also, let’s consider canceling our September SC mtg because the 1st Monday is Labor Day & no GA meeting that month.

BCNA Zoning Committee June 19, 2019

BCNA Zoning Committee June 19, 2019

Attached is the agenda for next Wednesday’s meeting. The Endeavor Group will be presenting their plans for the Statesman Site. The Statesman Site is technically in the South River City NP but whatever is built they will have an impact on BCNA. Hope you can attend.

Members: Stuart Sampley, Kris Hyatt, Patrick Ousey, Jeff Seiden, Ryan Gullahorn, Billy Weaver, Paul Strange
Jesse Moore ( ex officio )

The Zoning Committee serves in an advisory role to the Steering Committee and its votes do not bind the BCNA. All meetings are open to the general membership and public at large. The Zoning Committee will convene in executive session and exclude all persons except Committee Members and BCNA Officers from executive session.

6:45 – Previous business and agenda discussion

7:00 – Statesman PUD ( Endeavor Group )
• PUD Application for 19.3 acre Statesman Site

7:30 – Discussion

8:00 – Adjourn

All the News that Fits June 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

2019 Republic of Texas Biker Rally (June 13 thru June 16).
Beginning Friday, June 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. through Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12 a.m., Congress Ave. will be closed for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally parade and events.
Street closures on Congress Ave. include: Congress Ave. from Cesar Chavez to 11th St. and the side streets of Congress Ave. will be closed between Brazos and Colorado streets at 6 p.m. In addition, from 7:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Sixth St. from Red River to Congress Ave. will be closed.
Can expect a lot of motorcycles on Congress Thursday and Friday

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

Palmer Heavy Traffic June 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:

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

BCNA General Association meeting 06-11-2019

 BCNA General Association meeting 06-11-2019

Hello neighbors–The next general membership meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be next Tuesday, June 11, beginning at 6:45 pm at the High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson. Hope to see you there. Here is the currently envisioned agenda:

6:55–Update on City Hall developments
7:00–South Central Waterfront presentation, discussion, & vote (see proposed resolution below)
7:30–South Congress parking study update
7:35–Parks Committee Update

Proposed South Central Waterfront Resolution


  1. The City Council should not approve any new entitlements above existing base zoning or those entitlements outlined in existing PUD ordinances for the Statesman tract or any other properties in the South Central Waterfront plan area until the Council has implemented the regulatory and financial measures needed to ensure that the Austin community may realize the full public benefits outlined in the South Central Waterfront Vision Plan.

Background Facts:

  1. In June 2016 the Austin City Council adopted the South Central Waterfront Vision Plan, which envisions more affordable housing, connectivity, green spaces and great streets as the waterfront is developed.
  2. Three years later the Council has not implemented the development, financing, and regulation frameworks outlined in the vision plan and needed for the Waterfront Plan to become reality.
  3. Other developers working in the South Central Waterfront area are currently lobbying for similar PUDs and extraordinary entitlements above base zoning in the near future, and the framework for the Waterfront Plan is still not in place.

Thanks & have a good weekend–Jesse, BNCA Prez