West Austin Neighborhood Group

Preserving and Protecting West Austin

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    Call to Action — Request Bond Funds
    to Protect Neighborhood
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    Help protect the ‘hood by attending this Thursday’s Bond Election Advisory Task Force Meeting (Thursday, Jan. 4, 4pm at City Hall) and telling them to include funding in the 2018 Bond Package to purchase strategic properties as they become available, such as Lions Municipal Golf Course and the State Supported Living Center.

    During the Citizen Communications at the beginning of the meeting, it would really help to have members of the public give testimony (limited to 3 min) in support of the funding request from the Open Space Acquisition Working Group for at least $15 million as a parkland reserve fund to be used by the City to help acquire strategic tracts such as Muny, the State Hospital property, the State School property (now known as the State Supported Living Center), and more. And the most critical of these is MUNY.

    For more details on the Working Group’s funding request, see page 2, paragraph III.B.4 of their report (http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=289444).

    Next WANG Board Meetings:

    The February board meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30pm at the Howson Branch, Austin Public Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd.

    WANG’s Annual Newsletter provides a recap and overview of our work this past year to preserve and protect the neighborhood from deterioration.  You can read the 2017 WANG Annual Newsletter here.  Our new electronic version of our January 2018 Newsletter is available now.

    CodeNext Presentation

    For those interested in learning more about the proposed CodeNext changes to our Land Development Code, please see this PowerPoint Presentation on CodeNext that was given to the Austin Neighborhood Council by Jim Duncan, Zoning and Platting Commission Vice Chair.

    If you want to check out your own property….you can find you house by entering your address on the map at the following address:  https://www.codenext.engagingplans.org/codenext-comparison-map

    You can then look up what your zoning code means at:  https://codenext.civicomment.org/chapter-23-4-zoning-code-0.  Look under the Section D….

    And here is a map showing the new zoning for our entire neighborhood (right click and open in new window to view):

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    WANG and CWANPCT Letters to City Council Regarding Adoption of CodeNext

    The letter to Mayor Adler and the City Council from the West Austin Neighborhood Group addressing some of our neighborhood’s concerns regarding the proposed CodeNext ordinance is posted here.

    The letter to Mayor Adler and the City Council from the Central West Austin Neighborhood Plan Contact Team — requesting that City Council slow down and extend the “engagement” process for gathering public input on the draft CodeNext ordinance language and proposed zoning maps to address some of our neighborhood’s concerns — is posted here.

    Newsletter

    Our newsletter is now also being produced in an electronic format.   The January 2018 version is now available.  Check back for any changes or updates, this version always has the latest information.

    Our print version of the January 2018 Newsletter is now available.

    Who We Are

    The West Austin Neighborhood Group (WANG) is a non-profit organization of residents with the shared goal of preserving West Austin and protecting it from deterioration. WANG is concerned with community development, ecology, safety, and any other matters that indirectly and directly affect the quality and character of the neighborhood and the City of Austin.

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    Comments? Complaints? Input?

    Please send us an email with any comments, complaints, or concerns about neighborhood matters by clicking here.

     

    Comments? Complaints? Input?

    Please send us an email with any comments, complaints, or concerns about neighborhood matters by clicking here.