April 24, 2013 General Meeting:
Travis County Tax Assessor Bruce Elfant and Travis County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler spoke and took questions on property taxes and property appraisals.
Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole spoke on the Imagine Austin Plan and Affordable Housing.
Tom Nuckols gave a Project Duration Ordinance Update.
Richard Hatfield, Chair, Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan Committee, spoke and answered questions about that committee.
Jeff Jack updated us on the Parkland Resolution. The Parks Board and the Planning Commission will vote on the parkland parking ordinance at their respective meetings in May and Council is scheduled to hold a hearing on the ordinance at their June 6th meeting.Text of the Adopted Resolution Opposing the Commercial Use of Parkland background information
Steven Aleman updated us on the 10-1 Redistricting Process.
Proposal for Sector 9/10 Boundary Change was presented by Mario Cantu, Sector 9 Rep; his presentation is available here as a powerpoint or here as a PDF
March 27, 2013 General Meeting:
Austin Resource Recovery Presentation by Jessica Kingparthcharat-Bittner
Project Duration Update
Land Development Code Rewrite Process- George Adams, Assistant Director, Planning and Development Review, Matthew Dugan, Planning and Development Review, with LDC Rewrite Advisory Group Members Jeff Jack and Dave Sullivan. Questions and Answers
Running Successful Campaigns
AISD Bond Overview, Lawrence Fryer and Alex Sanchez from AISD with Trustee Ann Teich and Campus Advisory Committee Member John Glazer. AISD Powerpoint
10-One Redistricting Process Update, Steven Aleman
ANC 2013 Budget, Mary Eichner, ANC Treasurer
The group Clean Energy for Austin distributed a fact sheet on Austin Energy governance. We are providing it as a convenience to members and visitors; ANC has not taken a position on this issue. Factsheet
February 27, 2013 General Meeting:
A presentation on the topic of whether the McMansion Ordinance is burdening Permit Review was made by Residential Design and Compatibility Commission Chair William Burkhardt, and by Planning and Development Review Staff.
John McDonald, Planner Principal, Planning and Development Review Department, introduced us to the Permit Review Checklists being developed for use by reviewers and solicited input on them. Here is a sample checklist:
Sample NCCD Checklist
ANC membership adopted the resolution Opposing Commercial Use of Parkland after we heard from Council Member Chris Riley, sponsor of City Council resolution No. 20121206-071, about the reasons for the Council resolution and from ANC Sector 7 Representative Tom Nuckols about the arguments against the Council resolution.
Text of the Adopted Resolution Opposing the Commecial Use of Parkland
A resolution calling on the City Council to hire a Public Interest Consultant for the Land Development Code Rewrite Update was presented by ANC Sector 7 Representative Tom Nuckols and adopted by ANC membership.
Text of the Resolution in Favor of Hiring a Public Interest Consultant for the Land Development Code Rewrite
Ethics Review Commission Chair Austin Kaplan explained what that commission does.
ANC Sector 10 Representative Pat King presented a report on the work of the Heliport and Helicopter Operations Group. Additional information:
Code Amendment to be Considered by Council
Summary of the first meeting of the group
Summary of the third meeting
Helicopter Facilities Requirement Table
Additional Stakeholder Suggestions
ANC Immediate Past President Steven Aleman presented an update on the 10-1 process for Council redistricting. His slides are available here:
January 23, 2013 General Meeting
10-1 Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was presented by City Auditor Kenneth Mory. For more information visit
Independent Redistricting Commission
or call (512) 974-2805.
Affordable Housing Briefing was given by Community Development Commission Chair Vice Chair Karen Paup and CD Commissioner Liz Mueller.
Affordable Housing Siting Report Oct. 2012
Proposal for Public Interest Consultant for the Land Development Code Rewrite Update waspresented by Bill Bunch, Executive Director, SOS Alliance.
George Adams, Assistant Director, Planning and Development Review Dept., gave a briefing on the Land Development Code rewrite. His presentation may be viewed at
ANC Recognitions. ANC President Carol Lee
ANC Executive Committee Workshop Review. ANC President Carol Lee
Announcements included presentation of a resolution concerning parking on parkland which had been submitted for consideration
December 12, 2012 ANC Holiday Party
We celebrated our successes and volunteers at the holiday party at the Vortex Repertory Co. Theater.
November 28, 2012 Special Called General Meeting
ECHO Executive Director Ann Howard explained how the count of homeless persons on January 25th and 26th affects a HUD grant of $5.2 Million dollars to help the local homeless population. They are organizing teams into 10 sectors to conduct the count, and need team leaders and counters. See http://www.austinecho.org/count/
The ANC Bylaws Revision Draft#9, which included Amendments proposed by the Executive Committee, was approved with a substitute amendment from the floor. The final version of the ANC - Bylaws amended November 2012 reflects all of the changes adopted by the membership.
Fred Lewis of Austinites for Geographic Representation discussed the qualifications for serving on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and encouraged citizens to apply. (See Geographic Representation Issues page for Prop 3 Ordinance and other details.)
October 2012 ANC Annual Business Meeting Report
CofA Director Carl Smart
and Assistant Manager Matthew Christianson provided a presentation on Short Term Rental Regulations and answered questions about implementation and compliance.
Erica Leak, Principal Planner PDRD, provided a presentation on the East Riverside Corridor Regulating Plan. (also see City webpage http://www.austintexas.gov/eastriverside)
Lou O'Hanlon distributed copies of the draft revised ANC Bylaws document, and discussed the changes being proposed.
Mary Eichner presented the slate of officers and sector representatives proposed by the Nominations Committee. After membership discussion a vote was taken to elect officers and sector representatives to serve for the 2012-13 year. See the ANC Contacts page for an updated list of the ANC officers and sector reps.
Fri, 19 Oct: The City Council modified the recently-adopted regulations that allow Commercial Short-Term Rentals in our neighborhoods. See the ANC Community Issues page on CSTRs for details.
Discussion of geographic representation continues before the November ballot vote. See the ANC issues page about single member districts and revisions to the City Charter.
- The September ANC meeting provided members an update on the bond packages (see City 2012 bond webpage or the 2012 Bond Brochure); a briefing on City Charter Amendments 1, 2, 5-10; an update on the 10-1 and 8-2-1 District Options from the League of Women Voters; a briefing on the Sierra Club's "Beyond Coal" effort; and a lively discussion with Chief of Police Art Acevedo and his assistant chiefs who oversee daily operations.