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All the News that Fits June 2021

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin. 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

EVENTS:
The BOULDIN ART WALK June 12 11AM-6PM
Announcing the first ever Bouldin Art Walk, to be held Saturday, June 12 from 11:00am-6:00pm
The pandemic has marooned most of Bouldin’s Artists and artisans, but nonetheless we have continued to create art during the lock-down. Now we want to show the world what we’ve been up to during the past year.
For more information and to see the artists who are participating go to our FB page Bouldin Art Walk.
We are all so excited to be putting on this show and hope to see lots of our neighbors checking out the talented artists of the Bouldin neighborhood and taking home some lovely pieces!!!
The map is attached and is also on the FB page.
Map and more information HERE

Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally – June 10th through 13th is now being held at Circuit of The Americas.
https://www.republicoftexasmotorcyclerally.com/

Preservation Austin 2021 Virtual Homes Tour Thursday June 17, 2021
Rogers-Washington-Holy Cross: Black History, Living Heritage
Film premieres at 7pm, followed by a Live Q&A via zoom
More information HERE:
Last years Zoom tour was first class for a bunch of first timers and some really cool old Austin homes-worth the watch!

Notice of Event and Healthy Streets Program
From Thom Parker Traffic@bouldincreek.org
Sunday July 4th Austin Symphony and Fireworks Show sponsored by HEB
Vic Mathias Shores 8:00 PM

The July 4th HEB Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show is the first of two announced Special Events requiring barricades to enter neighborhood. Barricades will be placed at the Northern entries from Barton Springs at Bouldin Ave. and Dawson and on W. Gibson at Christopher, Bouldin Ave. and South 5th St.
At this time the only other announced event requiring barricades is Austin City Limits scheduled for the weekends of October 1st – 3rd and 8th – 10th. Traffic for the ACL weekends promises to be extremely heavy anywhere near Zilker park.
Residents living within the Orange and Pink Sectors located between Barton Springs on the North and Gibson St. on the South will receive 2- Bouldin 2021 Access Pass for each household within these two sectors. Delivery of passes will begin the week of June 14th. These passes allow residents to pass staffed barricades to get to their home.


Healthy Streets Program – Bouldin Creek Neighborhood
The Healthy Streets initiative located on Bouldin Ave and South 3rd Streets in the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood is funded through September 2021. It is unknown what will happen after September. Throughout the pandemic neighborhood residents have expressed an appreciation for the Healthy Streets program on Bouldin and South 3rd. Streets. Updates on the program can be found at https://www.austintexas.gov/HealthyStreets

Hot off the press is the June-August 2021 Edition of Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to Matt Coldwell, our temporary Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, editor, 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,
Also thanks to Sector Reps organizing the delivery volunteers and of course, thanks to the folks walking the neighborhood to deliver 2600 issues to our residents.
Plus a thanks to John Shobe our retired, long time Publisher!
Note that Bulletin will be published on a quarterly basis to match General Association Meetings.
Note: Meeting Minutes and the Bouldin Bulletins now available on website at ASSOCIATION/BULLETINANDMINUTES
(Tap Name to rearrange dates)

South Lamar Boulevard Corridor Construction
Neighbors,
Please see below and consider participating in the survey. Among others, it asks for input on plans to improve the intersection of Mary and S. Lamar.
Thank you,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632
Mobility Bond Funded Projects and Outreach
Your input is needed on place-making elements
for the South Lamar Boulevard corridor.
Information HERE:
More information HERE:
Note: Corridor Program Office corridors@austintexas.gov


The SoCo Parking Study
The SoCo Parking Study is not presently top of
mind for the Transportation Department as they focus
on Project Connect. They will reengage in late Summer
or early Fall. In the interim, the Steering Committee has
encouraged everybody to participate in the survey and
we will have this as an agenda item on our June 8 virtual
General Association Meeting. We need a lot of questions
answered but we do want to get a sense of where the
neighborhood stands. IMPORTANT that you provide feedback at the below feedback link ASAP.
Parking Strategy Link
https://downtownaustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SoCoParkingStrategy_DraftRecommendations.pdf
Feedback Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTQNBK7

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/events/

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Schedules:

General Association:
2nd Tuesday every 3rd month, 6:45 pm on Zoom
2021 Dates: March 9, June 8, September
14, December 14.
(For Zoom watch the BCNAForum@groups.io
and Bouldincreek.org
Steering Committee:
1st Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings)
Zoning Committee:
2nd Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings).

BCNA FORUM LISTSERV
To Subscribe, please go to:
https://groups.io/g/BCNAForum/join

All the News that Fits November 2020

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin. 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

A Couple of Updates:
Becker Elementary Fall Festita
Hi Neighbors, I’m the PTA President at Becker Elementary your neighborhood public school since 1936! We have had to reinvent our usual Fall Festival, and I’ve been inspired by the Neighborhood Strolls Kate has been organizing for BCNA. Next Saturday Becker will be doing something similar and we could use help from the neighbors near the school for:
Fall Festita –
Becker Bobcats ON THE PROWL
Saturday, Nov. 14 2pm – 4pm

This is a masked up, socially distanced, Nature Walk meets Treasure Hunt around the perimeter of the school and through the neighborhood. I have attached a rough draft of our Treasure Map families will receive that shows the route. We will be placing various art activations, music, and treasures to see along the sidewalks of this route.

We have asked Becker Teachers to share inspirational messages for students/families and we are going to make signs with these messages on them that we would like to post, in creative ways, along the route.
THIS IS WHERE WE NEED HELP from these neighbors:
-on S. 3rd between Annie St. and Monroe
-on Bouldin Ave between Annie and Monroe
-on Briar between Annie and Milton
-on Monroe between S. 3rd and S. 5th
-on Annie St. between S. 3rd and Briar

If you are in the area listed, please use this google spreadsheet
to indicate if we can drop off a sign for you to put up in your yard. Maybe you know a neighbor who isn’t on the listserve? If you can get their agreement please add their info too. We would love to drop off the sign for you to display as visibly as possible on your fence/in yard/on porch, but we can also reuse some yard signs and post it in front of your house for you. We are flexible! You are invited to hang out on your porch to cheer “Viva Becker” for families as they go by during the event and anything else festive or creative you can think of is welcome.

If ANYONE in the neighborhood wants to help with donating leftover yard signs, we will take them. They can be dropped off inside the fence across the street from Becker in the yard where the chicken coop is. Please use the google doc above to indicate if you will be bringing signs over. Does anyone have an art car they would be willing to slowly drive through the route during the event? Many thanks neighbors!
I can be emailed at ptapresident@beckerelementary.com
Shobie Partos W. Annie St.

Farm to Market to Close
Received from
Peg McCoy peg@fm1718.com Sun, Nov 8, 1:50 PM (1 day ago)
to BouldinForum
Hello Neighbors:
Thank you all for supporting the shop over the past 15 years. It has been a great pleasure to be a part of the neighborhood.
Thanksgiving, November 26th, will be Farm to Market’s last day. I’ve sold the shop to Steph Steele, a lifelong Grocer (including a 24 year Whole Foods career and most recently teamed up with Larry McGuire to re-imagine and open Swedish Hill). Steph will reopen Farm to Market as Tiny Grocer after a few months of rejuvenation. Tiny Grocer will maintain the communal spirit of Farm to Market but will embrace long needed updates and improvements. You’ll be able to order sandwiches and prepared foods to go (more than likely on an app) and pick up a wide assortment of local products and specialty items. Tiny’s will be a great addition to SOCO 2021.
Since Steph is closing down for a few months, we’ll need to sell down the inventory and donate the rest. We will begin having sales as it gets closer to Thanksgiving and you may notice we may be out of some things. Please help us by coming to Farm to Market to shop and we appreciate your understanding if we don’t have exactly what you need but maybe you can find something similar.
Bitter sweet for me. I will miss you all. Better said: Tim, Chase, Kevin, Emily and I will miss you all.
Farewell,
Farm to Market Family

National, State and Local Elections November 3rd-you know what to do!
Very local elections-Neighborhood Association elections coming December 8
As every year, we will hold Officer and Sector Rep elections at our December meeting. Anyone who wants to run for a position or vote needs to be a registered member of our association by November 30. If you are not registered – or not sure whether you are — please contact the BCNA Treasurer, Ronnie Dittmar, at treasurer@bouldincreek.org. All he needs is your name and address.
Link to Bulletin for more election information HERE

Bouldin Forum Listserve is moving to BCNAforum@groups.io
As you might know, Yahoo Groups will cease to exist by the end of this year. After some research, we have decided to move the BCNA listserve to Groups.io.
In order to make the process as seamless as possible, one of the Group Moderators will download a list of all current active Yahoo Group members and upload it to groups.io
You will receive an invitation to participate which you need to accept in order to activate your membership.
When you click on the link, you can set your password to the group and make a choice of how to receive your e-mails:
1) Each individual one
2) Digest – you receive an e-mail once there are more 12 messages
3) Daily – you’ll receive a daily e-mail with all notifications
4) Special Notices only
Subscribe: BCNAForum+subscribe@groups.io.
As a reminder, I am attaching a copy of BCNA’s Netiquette which was approved at last week’s General Association meeting HERE
Thank you,
Jesse Moore
President, BCNA

To subscribe, please email: BCNAForum+subscribe@groups.io.
Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.
Post: BCNAForum@groups.io
Unsubscribe: BCNAForum+unsubscribe@groups.io
Group Owner: BCNAForum+owner@groups.io
Help: BCNAForum+help@groups.io
Note: It is best to keep using your Yahoo forum also until everyone has transferred over-Yahoo forums end December 15.

Just a reminder Algae along Lady Bird Lake– keep your dogs safe!
Info HERE

Neighborhood Food Pantry-The Buy Nothing Project
Sherry Holdridge and the Buy Nothing Project have stepped up and organized a neighborhood food pantry, (and delivery for those who cannot drive!!). They have provided a place where you can drop off your goods, and others can pop by to receive a little help. More info in October-November Bulletin HERE

The Bouldin Stroll! Coming back every Thursday from 6-8 pm.
Do the Bouldin Stroll on Thursdays 6-8 pm. Get out and sit in your front yard or on your porch, go for a walk and wave and chat to neighbors, or take the kids on their bikes around the hood. More info in the October-November Bulletin.
Thanks to Kate Francis for organizing

Pumpkin Contest and winners-a big thank you to Kate Francis for organizing this.
Also congratulations and thanks to all our neighbors who helped make this Halloween, a fun event this year! Pumpkins and winners HERE

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 and of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.
More information as available.
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-when back to normal?

All the News that Fits October 2020

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin. 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

All the News that Fits October 2020
August-some call this “the dog days of summer”, October getting somewhat better-
if the pumpkins don’t collapse on Halloween?
Other critters apparently agree…

NEWS:
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting will be held Monday October 5th
at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Agenda as available.
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +13462487799,,83067337962#

BCNA General Association Meeting will be held October 13th
at 6:45 pm via Zoom
Agenda as available.
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +13462487799,,83067337962#

Bouldin Bulletin
Hey neighbors,
here’s the latest Bouldin Bulletin, which most of you will be seeing in print, delivered to your door in the next week or so. This our first time to do the paper print version of the Bulletin since the February issue. Enjoy!
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. Available HERE
. Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, editor, and Rob Clayton our web admin.,for bringing us into the world of digital publishing – a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin.
Thanks to all our stalwart delivery folks for walking the neighborhood safely!
Also thanks to neighbors for articles and to our advertisers.

New By-laws Amendment
An anti-racism & anti-discrimination amendment to the BCNA by-laws had its first reading at the August, 2020 General Association meeting. The new amendment adds more clarification and strength about our purpose and goals.The new amendment underscores our commitment to condemn racism and support changes that lead toward diversity, inclusion and ending racism against any person or group at large. The BCNA includes all residents within its boundaries and has since its inception over 40 years ago.
For a glimpse of the full text and its incorporation into the existing by-laws please go HERE:

Algae along Lady Bird Lake– keep your dogs safe!
w/link HERE
West Nile virus
Austin, Texas – The year’s first positive pool of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus has been identified in Travis County. w/link HERE
Walk your property and empty any standing water!
Covid-19
It’s up to us! Follow the city’s guidelines as it is still alive and spreading!
http://www.austintexas.gov/covid19
And stay sane!

Hello Bouldin,
It’s back! The Bouldin Stroll is coming back this Thursday, Oct 1st from 6-8pm! I’ll send an email out on Thursday (with a special treat), but wanted to send a quick note so anyone planning on setting up a table or offering some other enticement has a little bit of warning. More info coming Thursday. Looking forward to seeing everyone out and about again.
Kate Francis
VP Neighborhood Issues for the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association

CoA Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020 the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center
(RRDOC) will reopen by appointment only, following a temporary closure in March 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. The RRDOC will resume its acceptance of hard to recycle items such as Styrofoam and plastic film, as well as household hazardous waste. Austin/ Travis County residents are asked to call (512) 974-4343 to schedule a drop-off time.

A letter from our SoCo Business neighbor Brandon Hodge, President, South Congress Merchants Association
Howdy, neighbors!
It’s no secret that during these unprecedented times that the small businesses that are the standard-bearers for our local economy are hurting like never before. The iconic local shops, clubs, and restaurants that make Austin Austin are under a threat unlike any we’ve ever faced. Your small business-owning neighbors are fighting to keep the landscape of local businesses and shopping districts from being irrevocably changed, and it is something that can only happen with the help and support of our community. As you face the challenges of your own day-to-say struggles during Covid-19, we hope you will consider how vitally important it is to choose local options to help see you through. Many South Congress businesses remain open to serve your needs, more often than not operating at a loss as we try to maintain employment for our staff and stay afloat to continue serving our loyal customers. We hope we can count you among them. Please consider your continued and ongoing support of South Congress shops and restaurants in the upcoming months, whether it be grabbing some curbside food, coffee, or cocktails to-go from local institutions like Enoteca, Vespiao, Homeslice, Farm to Market, or Guero’s, replacing those worn-out Covid comfort-clothes at Co-Star or By George, or grabbing gifts for those birthdays and events that are still happening from our local retailers like Parts & Labour, Maya*, Tesoros, or Monkey See, Monkey Do!
Lots of businesses are offering specials and incentives, and we encourage to not only follow your favorites on social media to keep in touch, but keep an eye out for the community SoCo social media that puts everything all in one place, which you can find on Instagram at: @southcongressatx and on Facebook at: m.facebook.com/SouthCongress
Austin is home to us all, and safely preserving what we’ve all built together is the only way out. We hope to see you ’round SoCo!
Brandon Hodge, President, South Congress Merchants Association

SUFFRAGE NOW- August 6-January 31
SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition at the Elisabet Ney Museum
Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Ratified August 18, 1920
The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.
Presented at Elisabet Ney Museum
https://www.austintexas.gov/department/elisabet-ney-museum
From slavery to women’s rights!
13th Amendment 1865 “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a
punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist
within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
14th Amendment 1868
approved by Congress in 1866 and ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons
“born or naturalized in the United States,” including former slaves, and guaranteed
“equal protection of the laws” to all citizens.
15th Amendment 1870 granted Black men the right to vote
which stated that voting rights could not be “denied or abridged by the United States or
by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
19th Amendment 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.
(Only took another 50 years!)

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 and of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.

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-when back to normal?

Bouldin Forum Listserve To Subscribe, please email:  bouldinforum-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.   Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.

All the News that Fits January 2020

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

Neighbors,
Now is a good time to remove Nandina and cats claw from the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. Both are clearly visible and poison ivy is not abundant yet.
We’ll try a different method this time – instead of digging out invasives, we’ll cut them back to the ground, hoping that if we do this for a couple of years, they’ll give up 🙂
We’ll also take off the bright red berries from Nandina – a very good job for children – and dispose of them separately.
Please join us for an hour or two next Saturday, January 25, starting at 9 am. Meeting place will be the entrance at 1200 South 6th Street.
Bring scissors or clippers as well as work gloves. Remember to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect against p.i.
We can make quite a difference with even10-15 people.
Thanks,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

BCNA Officer Elections – December 10, 2019

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association held its annual officer’s election at the General Association Meeting on Tuesday, December 10. We are a volunteer organization and depend on those neighbors who are willing to donate time and energy to make sure our interests are represented at City boards and commissions, at the Austin Neighborhood Council and with Austin City Council. Our Job descriptions in the BCNA Bylaws HERE /

So a big Thank You to our newest volunteers:

President:Jesse Moore

Vice PresidentNeighborhood Issues: Kate Francis

Vice President External Affairs: Paul Strange

Communications Director: Mimi Martinez McKay

Treasurer: Ronnie Dittmar

Secretary: Matt Coldwell

Sector Representatives

The Green Sector: Nick Sargologos, Back-up: Melynda Nuss

The Lavender Sector:  (Robert Cantu is current candidate)

The Blue Sector: Angelika Sauer

The Yellow Sector: Jeff Seiden, Back-up : Jody Zemel,

The Pink Sector: Scottee Downing

The Orange Sector : Sue Mercado Vincent

The Brown Sector: Stephanie Scholten

Hopefully a good year and perhaps decade for our small planet/nation, state, city and Bouldin Neighborhood!

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL

Palmer Heavy Traffic January 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 The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road,
Unless otherwise noted

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

Park’s Day November 2
Neighbors,
Now that the weather is cooler (and we had that wonderful rain) it’s time to share some love with our green spaces. We’ll have a quick clean up of both Nicholas Dawson Park and the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt next Saturday, Nov 2, from 9 am to 11 am Meeting place is the entrance to Nicholas Dawson at South First and Gibson, next to the El Mercado parking lot. From there, we’ll spread out to several locations.
Please bring gloves and be prepared to get muddy; wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes.
I’ll have coffee and some breakfast bars ready; we’ll also supply trash bags.
It’s fall – let’s celebrate and play outside!
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Hello neighbors, this the latest we have on the Land Development Code Draft, with a good discussion on the n’hood forum. Have anything to add here send it to us.

For you activists and other concerned neighbors:

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING
This Saturday, Oct. 26, Planning Commission will hold the first public hearing on the draft. Sign-up for speakers will open at 8:30am and close at 1pm; testimony will commence at 10am, and each speaker will be given three minutes to make their case (with donated time allowed up to nine minutes).
Share your feedback with local land use commissioners on the proposed land development code rewrite.
City Hall, 301 W. Second. . www.austintexas.gov.

“RALLY AGAINST THE “NEXT CODENEXT” Community Not Commodity – the group largely responsible for CodeNEXT’s demise – hosts a counter-rally opposing the new LDC during the Planning Commission’s public hearing. 9am. City Hall, 301 W. Second.
The most important is the Planning Commission hearing on Saturday, October 26, from 9 – 11:30am at City Hall. CnC will hold a rally outside City Hall to help organize and prepare people to speak before the Planning Commission.
https://communitynotcommodity.com/

RALLY FOR MORE HOMES Local urbanists group AURA invites allies to come out and support the city’s Planning Commissioners during the LDC public hearing. 9am-3pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, www.aura-atx.org.

Austin’s Land Development Code Schedule Takes Shape
Council could take a first-reading vote in December.
From Austin Chronicle
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-10-25/austins-land-development-code-schedule-takes-shape/

Mayor to Council 2019-10-17
Mayor-LDC-draft-statement-2019-10-17.pdf

Monday, November 18th for a Council work session on the draft land development code revision.
Dec. 03, 2019 – City Council Work Session
Dec. 04, 2019 – City Council Work Session
Dec. 07, 2019 – City Council Public Hearing
Dec. 09, 2019 – City Council Special Called Meeting

Maneuvering through the Land Development Code Revision
Here is some info that may hopefully help some of y’all.
Land Development Code Revision >link
http://www.austintexas.gov/ldc

Notice at right “Top Content “
To check out your property or those else where go to
Land Development Code Draft and Map LINK
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/land-development-code-drafts

Below to >
Land Development Code Revision Draft Zoning Maps
Proposed Zoning-View an interactive map showing a side-by-side comparison of Austin’s current and proposed zoning. You can explore the map at-will or use the search function to find a specific parcel. LINK
https://austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Compare/index.html?appid=32713bd8d31f4f858b5247e47d917c5b

For individual Zoning information go up to
Chapter 3: Zoning Code
Residential Zones start at 23-3C-3800

Three more articles from Austin Chronicle-good discussions.
Latest is about city officials are admitting that the LDC Revision does not, will not, cannot, and was never intended or expected to create any significant amount of affordable housing, Council members are bending over backward to change the subject.
LDC revision notes and notices HERE
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-10-18/public-notice-ldc-revision-notes-and-notices/

How could zoning change in your neighborhood HERE
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-10-11/how-could-zoning-change-in-your-neighborhood/

Austins land use debate returns to the spotlight HERE
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-10-11/austins-land-use-debate-returns-to-the-spotlight/

Information and comments on Floodplains and Atlas14
Floodplains-2019-10-11.pdf
Atlas14-AAS-article.pdf

Finally just a note from neighbor Carolyn-
“Just remember that the addition of an ADU in homestead effectively negates the homestead exemption for that percentage of the total lot. So, the whole idea that an ADU helps out those of us struggling to pay our over inflated property taxes due to the rising incidence of four half-million dollar homes being built by developers on what used to be a large single family lot is not really viable.
We all need to come to our senses about being taxed on unrealized capital gains in the form of “market value” of the dirt our homes sit on and do something about it. No other gain that I’m aware of is taxed until after it is realized. If the property tax appraised value was based on acquisition cost plus improvements and, then upon the sale of the home the gain was taxed, those of us who “own” our own homes could actually afford them again.
This land code revision is only going to make the problem worse”

SoCo parking study.
The Downtown Austin Alliance and mobility consultants, Nelson Nygaard are holding a workshop on November 5 at 7 pm at the High Road. They will present findings and strategies for the SoCo parking study. Please attend.. It’s your chance to provide feedback and be heard. We will be joined by the SRCC.
What: South Congress Parking Study Resident Workshop
Where: High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Road, Austin, 78704)
When: 7:00—8:30PM

Nov. 5 local and state elections.
New voting system Information
link>https://www.traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/Content.do?code=meet-your-new-voting-system

Polling-Locations https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/polling-locations.html
Nov. 5 local and state elections. Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 21, and runs through Friday, Nov. 1.
On the ballot will be 10 state constitutional amendments, and two citizen initiatives.
Early voting locations and voter ID-info HERE
link>https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2019-10-14/early-voting-locations-and-voter-id-info/

Current-election/what-s-on-the-ballot https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/elections/current-election/what-s-on-the-ballot.html

Note: There are no mobile voting locations anymore, thanks to the Texas Legislature.

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

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