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Join members of Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT) - Austin Chapter, North Austin Influencers™ and SOS Leadership for our May Networking Mixer and Children's Book Drive to be distributed through The March of Dimes – Austin Division which has partnered with Dell Children’s Medical Center. The neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) Family Support program provides free children’s books to parents and siblings to read to the baby during their NICU stay.
Join NWAC on Memorial Day for an interactive presentation about the problems and possible solutions for Anderson Mill Road.
As the city has removed all corridors West of MoPac from their planning process, we are going to begin the planning process on our own! This first step is your chance to tell us about problems you see on Anderson Mill and help brainstorm possible short-term and long-term solutions. It is also a good first test-case for how NW Austin residents can take charge of our own traffic solutions.
Also go to MobilityATX and "up-vote" our post about improvements to Anderson Mill. We're currently the #4 top post but I know we can get it to #1!
Where: Anderson Mill Community Center 11500 El Salido Pkwy, Austin, TX 78750
When: Monday, May 25th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thanks to the Anderson Mill Limited District for hosting the May meeting while our normal location is closed.
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444141292564714/ and be sure to invite your neighbors!
If you can't make it, follow us on Twitter @nwatx as we live-tweet the meetings or download the meeting recaps we post on our website at http://www.nwaustin.org/meetings
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is conducting an online strategic planning survey and is asking for the public’s participation. This survey will assist the Department with the strategic planning process, and once completed, it will provide clarity for achieving our mission and vision. The strategic plan will also provide the Department with a road map to guide decision making, resource allocation and service delivery for fiscal years 2016-2021.
"At this time, I do NOT support the proposed Austin Oaks zoning change from the existing zoning to a PUD zoning and will not support a zoning change unless the Northwest Hills neighborhoods agree to a plan within the PUD that they feel is better for the community than what could be developed within the existing zoning."
Read the entire District 10 report on the Austin Oaks by clicking read more
The Austin City Council voted Thursday night to give Austin Energy’s top three power users — all semiconductor companies — a six-month contract extension on their discounted electric rates, a savings of millions.
But the council stopped short of granting a similar extension of these discounted rates to about eight other large power users, companies such as Dell Inc. and National Instruments.
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Common Ground for Texans invites Austin Area League of Women Voters members to participate in an event on the current state of voting in Travis County. Travis County Clerk Ms. Dana DeBeauvoir is the featured speaker.
2-4 pm Saturday, June 6, 2015
Howson Branch Library
2500 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX (map)
DeBeauvoir oversees elections conducted by Travis County and is a leader in the field. She has been requested to address:
It is very interesting that in this list there is no mentioning of addressing the problem that there is not 2 permanent voting locations in each of the 10 City Council districts.
Budget in a Box 2.0
Budget in a Box is an activity designed for participants to facilitate their own small-group discussions about the City of Austin's services, performance and budget. The activity consists of a mailer box, instructions, a DVD of the "Budget Basics" video, discussion
materials and comment cards. One box is designed for a group of 6-10 people and takes a little over an hour to complete. We are happy to send out as many boxes as people would like. More information is available at austintexas.gov/budgetbox.
After the group discusses and makes decisions about their preferences for spending in eight categories of City services, the facilitator will return the results sheet and comment cards to the City. That input will be gathered and presented to City Council in a Community Engagement Report.
Scheduled Community Events
For more information, go to the website link above or contact:
City of Austin Budget Office
301 W. 2nd St. | Austin, TX 78701
"The study requested by the City Council regarding commercial property values in the City is attached for your reference. The study indicates that commercial properties in the City are undervalued by about 27% and undeveloped commercial properties in the City are undervalued by about 76%.
I plan to urge the City Council to approve item 22 regarding a challenge of the appraisals of commercial property values in the City. This item is on the agenda for the City Council meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Please see the attached report today’s Austin American-Statesman."
Item 22: Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to file a challenge petition with the Appraisal Review Board relating to the level of appraisals of commercial property values in the City by the Travis Central Appraisal District pursuant to Chapter 41 of the Texas Tax Code.
Below are the email addresses for the City Council members:
You can download study here:
Study: Properties undervalued
On average, Austin-area commercial properties are appraised below market value by 27 percent, it says.
Click Read More for entire Statesman article
Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman will be holding his monthly District 6 Town Hall.
Where: Anderson Mill Limited District at 11500 El Salido Parkway
When: Saturday May 30, 2015 from 1:30-3:00 pm
The topics will include:
2012 Mobility Bonds and allowing current City Council to allocate $100M for transportation and mobility purposes
Anderson Mill Rd – safety and need for improvements
Fiscal Year 2015-16 Austin City Budget
Council Member Zimmerman will also answer questions that attendees might have regarding City operations.
August 17th, 7pm
10409 Burnet Road
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