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HNA NEWS
July 12th, 2020

We held out as long as we could in the hope our governmental leadership & citizens would
guide us out of covid spreading like wildfire. Since that does not appear realistic the Executive
Committee has decided to obtain an HNA Zoom Acct for General Meetings, Committee Mtgs
and sub-committees/work-groups. We will assume regular meeting schedule starting in
September. No meeting on July 15th but a special call either July 29th or August 5th.
HNA Zoom Mtgs will operate as such: (small changes may occur and will be posted/read as
technical issues and improved processes are identified)
Each meeting will have a designated Zoom Monitor.
1) Anyone is welcome, as always, up to first 100 connections (if you use a computer & phone
you take up 2 connections)
2) Executive Committee, Committee Chairs and Presenters will be unmuted during the
meeting, all others will be muted by the moderator. (If you don’t understand why this is an
absolute necessity - ask anyone who’s been on large zoom calls or google it.)
- anyone who can not eliminate feedback will be muted.
- anyone who can not speak with respect and in a civilized manner will be muted
a) People may raise their hand (zoom term) to speak and the moderator will un-mute them
at the appropriate time and in order.
b) Members may raise a question through the chat button and the moderator will ask the
question for you.
c) Voting will occur either through a voice roll call or a we hope (preferred) through the
chat function, so we can validate voting with membership and record such votes. We
plan to tally votes during mtgs and will structure the agenda to allow EC to capture the
vote without needlessly stopping or delaying the meeting.
Note: In rare instances (large meetings) final votes may be tallied after the meeting and
posted with all votes show
DUES: You may not vote on any item if you are not currently a member.
Join: https://www.hancockna.org/www/join
Regular Membership (per household): $5.00
Associate Membership (for landlords or businesses): $10.00
To Pay Dues via Check: make payable to Hancock Neighborhood Association and mail to:
Hancock Neighborhood Association
c/o Bruce Fairchild, Treasurer
3907 Red River ST
Austin, TX 78751

Online: we hope to have an online payment system established soon.
WEBSITE: The HNA still needs volunteers to select a website template and migrate content
to that site, Please contact Hugh Bender if you can help. hbender@bendertx.com

COMMITTEE NEWS
Zoning Committee: June 24th minutes have been posted, along with East Ave work group
updates
The Zoning Committee will meet on the very near future to make a recommendation on the East Ave
PUD Amendment – followed by a General HNA mtg. Mtgs and links will be posted on this website.
(note: operating during covid has been difficult and the HNA hopes to make a recommendation prior to
Planning Commission hearing so we are tentatively scheduling an HNA (1st ever) Zoom Mtg for
Wednesday July 29th at 7 pm. (this may change due to notice requirements.)
East Avenue Amendment - Zoning Committee Sub-Groups
Various members have met as a sub-workgroups to research a numer of items prior to a soon to be
called Zoning Committee Mtg., Workgroups have volunteered to consulted with city staff, planning
commission members, an affordable housing expert.
The Zoning Committee workgroups have inestigated the following and currently recommending for
next Zoning Committee mtg:









Original Restrictive Covenants: To remain in place and not amended.
A glass restriction with reflectivity less than 15% and classified as non-bird strike.
Support Parks Departments request to remove PUD park exemption and let PARD/developer
handle any fees though normal process
New affordable housing standards/commitments based on any units over 65 ft. to meet COA
current PUD Affordability regulations (still verifying these standards)
Limit Traffic access to IH-35 frontage road.
Request that COA validated/update the FAR & TIA for whole PUD
Still negotiating a design plan for the west side facade to guarantee that
neighbors/neighborhood do not look at a concrete wall or parking structure