Announcements

Reminder: District 9 CodeNEXT Open House on Saturday, June 3, 10AM-12PM

Dear District 9 Neighbors,

I want to remind you that on June 3, 2017, City staff will host a CodeNEXT Open House at City Hall from 10:00 AM - 12:00 p.m.

As we approach this weekend, please visit http://austintexas.gov/codenext to learn more about CodeNEXT, to read the proposed land use code, and to view the proposed maps. If you have specific feedback for City staff and the consultants about the proposed Code or the mapping, please also feel free to copy my office (kathie.tovo@austintexas.gov) so that I am also aware of your feedback.

My office has received word that there will be a large event occurring outside of City Hall during the same time as the Open House. Please arrive early to secure a parking spot or, if possible, opt to bike, walk, or take public transportation to City Hall.

The Open House will occur in the Chambers. The meeting will be televised within City Hall and extra seating will be provided in front of the televisions in the atrium and the Boards and Commissions room. Light refreshments will be provided.

Your participation is critical in ensuring that the City’s land development code rewrite is successful. I truly hope you can attend.

Sincerely,

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo
Council Member District 9

City Hall, 301 West 2nd St Parking Information:

You can park for free in the City Hall garage in any non-reserved spots; just bring your ticket in with you so that we can validate it. The garage entrance is located on Guadalupe between 2nd and Cesar Chavez, and take the steps or elevator to the ground floor.

Agenda for the May 17, 2017 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The draft of the new land development code, known as Code Next, has rezoned the Hancock neighborhood.

Officers of the Hancock Neighborhood Association urge you to attend the HNA meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Hancock Recreation Center, on the grounds of the Hancock Golf Course. Come find out what this new zoning means for your home, your street and our neighborhood.

Karen McGraw, Austin architect and member of the Austin Planning Commission, will present the ordinance’s main points. We encourage everyone to come. If you want to join HNA, bring $5 per family so you may vote for any potential resolutions. Meeting agenda will be posted on the HNA list serve. RSVP if you plan to attend or want information on zoning changes: marysanger70@gmail.com Agenda

7:00: Welcome
7:05: Jessica Gilzow, Director Hancock Recreation Center explains new procedures
7:10-7:45: Karen McGraw presentation and Q&A
7:45-8:00: vote on possible resolution (s)

Red River Extended Hours Pilot Begins Thursday, May 4th

From: "McCarson, Kimberly" <Kimberly.McCarson@austintexas.gov>
Date: May 4, 2017 at 5:29:36 PM CDT
Cc: "Block, Brian" <Brian.Block@austintexas.gov>
Subject: Red River Extended Hours Pilot Begins Today

We’re writing to let you know that the Red River Extended Hours Pilot Program begins today. The pilot temporarily allows five Red River outdoor music venues to play amplified music one additional hour on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. During the pilot the city will collect data to determine the impact of extended live music hours on venues, local musicians and residents. The 6-month pilot takes place
now through November 1st.

As part of the pilot we will place sound monitoring units at the property lines of participating venues and in nearby neighborhoods. For more information, to view sound measurement levels in real time, and to see weekly sound monitoring reports please visit the pilot website at www.austintexas.gov/page/red-river-pilot-program.

To let us know about sound impacts in the neighborhoods on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings you may also call the pilot hotline at 512-593-9221 to speak to Music & Entertainment Division staff in the field so we can better understand and investigate issues while they are occurring.

Kim McCarson
Economic & Business Liaison │ Music & Entertainment Division
Economic Development Deptartment │ City of Austin
505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704
(t) 512-974-7963 │ (f) 512-974-6636

Coffee With A Cop April 4th

You are cordially invited to Region 1's Coffee with a Cop event at Mc Donald's, 5451 N IH 35 EF (Capital Plaza) on Tuesday April 4th, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Stop by, have a hot cup of coffee and meet your APD Region 1 District Representatives. It’s a great opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas in an informal setting. Hope to see you there!

Thank you,

SPO Eric Copeland #6766
Region 1 District Representatives (Baker 1)
Austin Police Dept
512-974-4564

5th Annual Hancock Native Plant Swap: April 1st at Mother's Cafe

The Hancock neighborhood's plant swap is in its 5th year!  Thank you to all who have generously shared your favorite native plants with others in these five years!

On Saturday, April 1st, grab your coffee, pot up some of your best-performing baby plants and bring them to Mother's parking lot for an hour of sharing and gardening fun. Master Gardeners and Habitat Stewards attend and love to help you find plants that will work well in your yard. Wondering if a plant in your yard is native or not? Bring a sprig from it and one of the experts will be able to identify it for you. Don't have any natives? That's okay, nobody goes home empty-handed! A fun, lively event, but it doesn't last long, so come early!

Please help spread the word by Sharing this event and/or posting what you will be bringing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854904631420293/

There are more pictures and videos showing what it's like to attend on the fb page: https://www.facebook.com/NativePlantSwap

Here's how it works: 

  • Pot up some transplants, cuttings, or bring seeds
  • Bring to swap and set them in the appropriate area: Sun, Shade, Part Sun/Shade, or Water
  • Look around for plants that you would love to have
  • Take as many home as you brought

The mission of the Hancock Native Plant Swap is to make all yards in our neighborhoods more beautiful and easier to maintain, while consuming less water...for free!
 
Please forward to those who might be interested. Carleen EdgarNWF Habitat Steward - Class of 2009 https://www.facebook.com/NativePlantSwap

Region 1 Commander’s Forum Tuesday, January 10

The Austin Police Department would like to invite Region 1 residents to our Commanders Forum, being held on January 10th, 2017 at McCallum High School (either cafeteria or library) from 6:30pm-8pm. Commander Michael and the APD District Reps. will be presenting information important to the residents of Central and Central West Austin. We will also be discussing issues and subjects affecting the area. Please join us.

SPO Eric Copeland #6766
Region 1 District Representatives – Baker 1
Austin Police Dept.
512-974-4564

Reminder: Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course Historical Dedication Ceremony November 5

I hope you will join us tomorrow November 5th at 12:00 pm for the Hancock Historical Dedication.

Sincerely,

Jessica Gilzow
Recreation Supervisor
Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 453-7765 - office
(512) 784-1980 - mobile

Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course Historical Dedication Ceremony November 5

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to attend the Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course historical dedication ceremony:

Saturday, November 5, 2016
12:00 PM
Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course, 811 E. 41st Street

This is an outdoor park event, please dress comfortably. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP not required.

Sincerely,
Jessica Gilzow
Recreation Supervisor
Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 453-7765 - office
(512) 784-1980 - mobile

Region 1 Commander’s Forum Wednesday, October 12

Region 1 Commander’s Forum
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30-8:00pm
McCallum High School (library)

Thank you,

SPO Eric Copeland #6766
Region 1 District Representatives – Baker 1
Austin Police Dept.
512-974-4564

TXDOT Open House on Tuesday, September 20 4:30-6:30 PM

Subject: TXDOT Open House on Tues 9/20 from 4:30-6:30pm at Memorial United Methodist Church (6100 Berkman)

Please mark your calendars for a TXDOT Open House (IH-35 Central 7-Mile, Braker to Slaughter) Tues 9/20 from 4:30-6:30pm at Memorial United Methodist Church (6100 Berkman).

Ground-breaking Ceremony was 9/7/16:

Work on the $16.5 million project at 51st Street includes untying a traffic snarl for drivers by adding a modern roundabout along the southbound frontage road, reconfiguring entrance and exit ramps, and adding a bypass lane along the interstate.

* The modern roundabout design is more efficient than the existing signalized intersection, increasing traffic capacity in the intersection by 30 to 50 percent, resulting in reduced travel time for motorists. It is anticipated that once the project is complete, drivers will travel through the 51st Street intersection on average almost four minutes faster than they do today.

* Construction on the near one-mile project is expected to begin this fall and is anticipated to be complete in early 2019. The project contractor is Capital Excavation Co.

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