|North Austin Community Newsletter||
The PUD applicant wants to convert an idyllic 40-year-old low-rise, low-density, tree-covered neighborhood office park into a high-rise, high-density regional commercial center that would feature the tallest buildings between the UT Tower and Waco and dump 20,000 new vehicle trips onto eight already failing nearby intersections. Such a proposed project clearly does not belong in an established Austin neighborhood. It belongs downtown or at the Domain.
The failure of the 2000 plan has also meant a different route this time around. It takes away fewer existing car lanes and serves a less dense area of the city – not the more heavily-traveled Guadalupe-Lamar corridor.
New website about the problems with East Austin Rail:
Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN), the California-based pharmaceutical giant behind Botox and other treatments, has leased 90,000 square feet at 301 Howard Lane in North Austin.
Kathy Stark, executive director of the Austin Tenants Council rejects many of the objections raised by landlords.... "They don't have any hard data that shows it will raise rents at all," said Stark, noting that 53 percent of city residents are renters. "The number of section 8 vouchers is not going to raise rents, it's too small of a population."
Rent has gone up 5.7% in Austin:
Many Make Sacrifices to Afford Cost of Living:
The city of Austin should chip in to help pay for any new basketball arena built on theUniversity of Texas campus in the future, UT Men's Athletics Director Steve Pattersonsaid....Patterson said an eventual replacement for the aging Erwin Center is likely six to eight years away.
UT Austin Raises Record $856 Million in Final Year of $3 Billion Campaign to Support Students and Excellence:
Mayor proposes a 1.38 billion dollar rail line for 9.5 miles argues the alignment is needed to support UT's Medical School:
District 4 Candidates Forum - 2pm, at Lanier, this Saturday
Dist 6, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6:30-9:00pm
9700 Neenah Ave, Austin, TX 78717
Next year the typical Travis County homeowner will pay an additional $291 in property taxes to the local governments that maintain streets, run the county jail, teach students of all ages and provide health care for the needy, among many other services.
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Video is now up for Lower District 7's Forum:
Heck, even this guy participates in our government - shouldn't you?
Early Voting Sites:
District 7 Page:
District 4 Page:
League of Women's Voters