Our Land Development Code needs a serious overhaul--but the group who are going to make the recommendations don't represent Austin. In fact, most of them live District 9 or 10. ANC asked City Council to change that--and they did!
From the City:
"Austin City Council expands CAGThe Austin City Council recently approved an expansion plan regarding the Land Development Code Advisory Group (CAG).
Five members will immediately be added, bringing the total number to 16. The appointments will be made by Mayor Steve Adler, and Council members Delia Garza (District 2), Sabino Renteria (District 3), Gregorio Casar (District 4) and Leslie Pool (District 7).
The existing CAG’s term will end September 2015. After that, a new advisory group will be named, consisting of 10 members selected by Council members, two members chosen by the mayor and up to five members appointed by committees.
Back in 2013, the Austin City Council and the City Manager selected leaders from private and non-profit entities to offer guidance during the CodeNEXT initiative. Specific criteria of expertise included urban planning, architecture, household affordability, environmental protection and sustainability. This group has been assisting in outreach efforts during the CodeNEXT process to-date, and has been consulted for feedback for work products as well as the overall CodeNEXT process."
Thank you ANC for insisting that all districts should have representation at the table, and thank you Mayor Adler and City Council for listening!