For musicians, Rowling said that concerns about affordability were the most pressing. The census notes that the rising cost of living in Austin and the development of expensive condos and apartments in the central city are forcing out musicians and others in the industry.
“It really does appear that we are at a tipping point, particularly in terms of musicians. We have lost a number of them already,” said Rowling.
- See more at: http://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2015/06/austin-music-census-reveals-fault-lines-in-industry/#sthash.Og02bbld.dpuf
Entire report is here:
The map on page 189 is especially troubling, with a very low response from musicians in the outer ring, showing again the City's ongoing refusal to engage and hold meetings for those living in outer core.
We can get $37 Million dollars for North Lamar and Burnet, but we need to send letters by June 3rd!
The City needs letters of support from citizens to show that the community wants a Tiger Grant for our streets.
Here is the link for the template.
The website is having some issue with the link tonight. Please email us if it doesnt work)
Click ''read more' for the emails to send the letters to, as well as the entire notice from the City's Capitol Program office.
Restore Rundberg Community MeetingThursday, May 28, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PMJamie Padron Elementary School
2011 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin
Come join us tomorrow for the Restore Rundberg Community meeting at Jamie Padron Elementary School. Remember to bring a friend!
Dist 7 Townhall
St. Albert's Parish Hall, Metric
The Annual NWACA Neighborhood Meeting is this week:
* Thursday, May 14
* 7:00 - 9:00 PM
* Dell Jewish Community Campus
7:00 - 8:30 Presentations
* Keynote - Brian Manley, Assistant Chief, Austin Police Department
* Update from City Council - Sheri Gallo, District 10 Council Member
* Loop 360 Plans - Bruce Byron, Project Manager, Improvement Studies
* Coyote Hazing - Carolyn Abernathy and Jennifer Hopper
* NWACA Wildfire Prevention Plans - Greg Bondy
* Murchison Pool Park Project - Caroline Alexander
* Austin Oaks PUD Update - Joyce Statz
* Update from AISD - Julie Cowan
8:30 - 9:00 Visit with Speakers, Visitors, and Committees at Tables
more info: www.nwaca.org
NWACA's annual meeting is May 14th, 7-9pm at the Dell Jewish Center
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Help decide the winner of the AARC’s second annual Battle of the Asian Food Trucks, with our theme ingredient coconut! Plus, cultural performances, kids’ activities, games, educational food booths, artisan marketplace, community outreach fair, heritage showcases and more! Free admission and activities. $20 tasting ballots for Food Truck Battle. Additional food and items available for sale. AARC Ballroom, Great Lawn
Location: Asian American Resource Center
Saturday, May 16 10 a.m. to Noon
St. Albert the Great Catholic Church
12041 Bittern Hollow
"Council Member Leslie Pool is hosting a Town Hall event to discuss important issues in the North Austin community. This event will be the first of a series of town halls for District 7. In attendance will be representatives from the City's Budget Department, CapMetro and First Responder Teams, among others. We hope you can participate!"
The City Council Housing and Community Development Committee took a small step forward Wednesday toward funding affordable housing within the Homestead Preservation District in Central East Austin and possibly elsewhere. However, committee members did not pick a financing mechanism and still have questions about how much such a district would cost.
Note: the article did not mention that Council Member Casar in District 4 is pushing to have this in District 4 as another tool to preserve affordability in North Austin.
"I love the people, that's probably the best thing," explained neighbor Rigel Thurston.
The walks give neighbors an opportunity to get to know each other and their neighborhood....
Thurston is co-president of the recently created neighborhood association, Georgian Acres. He started the walking group last November in an effort to take back the streets that were once known for prostitution and drugs.
Go Rigel and Georgian Acres!!