Reminder! When dialing a number in Austin, Austinites will be required to dial the appropriate area code, then the seven-digit telephone number for any local call to be completed.
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Ozone Advance seeks your feedback about what's going on with
the local air quality planning efforts. Now through June 30, participate in this
survey and they will prepare a set of recommendations for local elected offices,
with a new regional air quality plan submitted to EPA before December 31.
After you complete the survey you can sign up to receive updates at the same link. The Chamber encourages you to help Ozone Advance to spread the word and reduce your own emissions.
As part of Capital Metro's commitment to be a transparent and fiscally responsible organization, they are reviewing their fare structure in an effort to create a simplified, equitable and sustainable system. So that they can explore various options, they have asked an outside expert to evaluate the fare structure and make recommendations.
The findings of this fare study will be made public at the May 20 meeting of the
Capital Metro board of directors.
City Council postponed the Austin Energy Board ordinance to May
23rd. If you were planning to be at city hall at 7 p.m. please
remark your calendar for May 23rd.
The City of Austin and the Invaders of Texas Program have partnered to train
local volunteers on invasive plant species identification and monitoring.
Volunteers will work with city staff to develop a base map of where invasive
plant species are located on City lands, and that information will be used to
prioritize sites for treatment or removal of invasive plant
The goal is to train 180 “citizen scientists” who are
willing to dedicate at least 20 hours of service during the summer monitoring
season. Volunteers must attend a FREE one day workshop on May 11, May 18, or June 8.
Learn more and register: www.austintexas.gov/invasive
Open forum discussion of changing regulatory environment for regulations
related to landscaping during drought conditions in Central Texas,May 15th,
11am-2pm in the ballroom of the Home Builder Association of Greater Austin,
Phillips Events Center, 8140 Exchange Drive.
Panel of water utility representatives, municipal regulatory agencies,
landscapers association, and HOAs will discuss opportunities for reform and best practices. For more information, www.hbaaustin.com under Events Calendar.
On Thursday, May 9, 2013 the Austin Police Department’s Office of Community Liaison will be hosting the 1st “Home Away from Home” event to welcome newly arrived immigrants to the Austin community.
The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. at the North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg Ln.
This event is designed specifically to introduce APD and other community services to our newly arrived immigrants. All are welcome to attend.
AISD will be providing free transportation from several AISD campuses (Walnut Creek, Hart, Graham, Dobie, Reagan, and Pickle) to and from the YMCA. Buses will begin pick-up at Walnut Creek Elementary School starting at 9:30 a.m. For more information about transportation, please contact Walnut Creek – The Eagle Talk Show, 512-841-4600.
The following classes will be presented by APD:
Being Prepared for 9-1-1 (11:00am-11:30am)
Personal Safety (11:30am-12:00pm)
Victim Services (12:00pm-12:30pm)
Auto Theft Prevention (12:30pm-1:00pm)
Traffic Stop Procedures (1:00pm-1:30pm)
APD Explorer Program (1:30pm-2:00pm)
Neighborhood Watch (2:00pm-2:30pm)
National Night Out (2:30pm-3:00pm)
Members of the Texas House State Affairs Committee got a bit of insight into the fight around ongoing Austin Energy governance issues on Wednesday night. And, although the bill was left pending by the committee, it is likely to be voted out and go to the full House at the committee’s next meeting.
Last month, City Council endorsed Senate Bill 410, drafted by Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin) that would allow them to move Austin Energy's reporting from city management's watch to a yet-to-be-created board. Council voted 5-1 to support the legislation, with Council Member Laura Morrisoncasting the lone vote of opposition. (Council Member Kathie Tovo was absent.)
Thursday at 7:00pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
East Oltorf St
Austin, Texas 7874
Hosted by Workers
Defense Project and Austin Interfaith, this town hall meeting will be a great
opportunity to learn about what you can do to help pass immigration reform with
a clear pathway to citizenship. Congressman Doggett will be there to talk about
what Congress is doing to pass immigration reform and about what still needs to
be done--what we need to do to make his happen!
Come out, bring
your families and join us in calling on our representatives to take a stand and
support comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together and
protects workers rights!