1000 Rundberg Lane - Bring your ghosts and goblins in costume for games, candy, and a safe parade!
"The proposition 1 urban rail line as currently envisioned is a poor investment for the residents of the NACA area. It will be paid for with higher property taxes, provide no appreciable decrease to existing traffic in our daily commutes, and does not have a planned service extension to the North Austin area, one of the most densely populated in the City. While transit solutions and investments are sorely needed in Austin right now, this one is not comprehensive enough to materially affect the way we move through and around Austin. As the great American architect and planner Daniel Burnham once stated, "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work." I personally would like to see this plan taken back to the drawing board and put before the people of Austin as a rail/transit plan that aims high and seeks to change the transportation equation in Austin in a much bigger way."
NACA Contact Team, Chair
Zoning and Platting Commission, Parliamentarian
Former Austin District 4 Council Candidate
LULAC wants Hispanic voters to select the city council candidate who can make the biggest impact in their daily lives.
"In this manner you have your own representative to be responsible for you and you choose for whoever you want to go forward," Tafoya said
“It’s going to clarify the code; it will make it easier to use whether it be affordable housing or market rate,” Tovo said. “Our best ability to impact affordable housing is to have strong density bonus programs to require developers to provide that on site.”
CAMPO grant application for Rundberg to Braker
The City of Austin has applied for an $8 million grant, to use along with the bond money to rebuild our section of North Lamar into a complete street, for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The application scored well on technical criteria, and has received community support including advocacy from Bike Austin. CAMPO’s Transportation Policy Board is set to decide on the award at their November 11 meeting.
City of Austin bond funding for safety improvements
In November 2012 voters approved a $15 million transportation bond item for improvements to our section of North Lamar, along with Burnet and Crestview station. This isn’t enough money to do everything, but it’s a good start. Public Works’ Demira Wyatt 512-974-7213 is the project manager. She’ll be presenting proposed priorities later this fall for the first round of construction.
Read the complete North Lamar corridor study
CAMPO grant for sidewalks
In December 2011, Austin won a $1.5 million grant to improve sidewalks along North Lamar, thanks especially to ADAPT advocacy. The City’s Public Works department is in the process of negotiating the construction details with TxDOT. They anticipate completing most sidewalks from Rundberg to Chinatown, as well as repairs and completing gaps from 183 to Rundberg.
Capital Metro is looking at adding a stop at Payton Gin and Little Walnut Creek. There should be opportunities for small-scale transit-oriented development (“micro TOD”) near all the North Lamar/Georgian Acres platforms, such as kiosks for bus ticket sales and mobile vendors for a quick snack on the way. Contact the Chair if you’d like to explore possibilities with other business and property owners.
Recommendation 23: Encourage minority-owned and -run businesses.
Recommendation 75: Construct Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps at all intersections with sidewalks.
Recommendation 78: Place benches and/or shelters at Capital Metro bus stops.
Objective T.6: Improve the safety of pedestrians traveling along North Lamar Boulevard.
Objective T.13: Provide transportation alternatives to those who live, work, or visit.
Objective T.14: Improve Capital Metro bus services along North Lamar Boulevard.
Objective T.8: Improve traffic flow along North Lamar Boulevard.
Originally posted by NLCT:
The Austin Police Department invites the residents of North East Austin to a Restore Rundberg Community Clean up on October 25, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ the 8900 Blk of Galewood Dr.
The residents of North East Austin are invited to take part in a Restore Rundberg community clean up in the 8900 block of Galewood Dr. This event will be take place on October 25, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All equipment including safety vests, trash grabbers and gloves will be provided. Please come out and take part in this event to help improve our community and meet other members of the Restore Rundberg community. Meet at the corner of Galewood Dr. and Payton Gin.
If partisanship is relevant to Prop 1, then this is an important finding: a review of the LGA PAC’s latest campaign finance report reveals that much of its funding comes from major donors to Republican Party candidates and causes. The LGA PAC’s portrayal of Prop 1 as a progressive choice thus appears to be another in its series of deliberate efforts to distract and mislead Austin voters. Frankly, it would be fairer to describe Prop 1 as a plan for “Republican Rail.”
Agenda for Community MeetingThursday, October 23, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM
YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg Lane
District 4 and District 7 have the highest disparities of the new city council districts when it comes to park space. Some neighborhoods rely on tiny pocket parks that are completely inadequate for their needs, other neighborhoods have no park space at all.
Meanwhile, thanks to events, Auditorium Shores and Zilker are now closed to citizens for months on end.
If you think that the City should make access to parks a priority, please vote!
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League of Women's Voters guide is Out!
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