Now that Austin’s cool and wet months are (mostly) behind us, it’s again time for seal coat season! That’s right: The Austin Public Works Department is hard at work on extending the lifespan of aging city roads with seal coat, a preventative maintenance that can keep a road functioning for 10Read More →

Homelessness is a triple threat — to public safety, public health, and most notably, a humanitarian crisis. The city and the council have already taken some significant moves to offer care and help keep people off the street, but there is more work to do. There is a debate ragingRead More →

Today, three Council Members and I signed off on a Austin City Council Message Board post spotlighting the need for Council to address difficult questions around Land Use. The post offered by District 1 Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, District 5 Council Member Ann Kitchen, District 3 Council Member Renteria, and myselfRead More →

It’s very exciting to see so many Council Members in agreement with the City Manager’s approach to reform our land code and that we will quickly be discussing and taking action on key policy issues. It is important that the Council provide clear direction on key policy drivers at theRead More →

The Safe Routes to School team wants to hear from parents, students, and residents about improvements to sidewalks, intersections, bike lanes, and other facilities that would help students safely walk and bike to school. Throughout 2018, public meetings were held in Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9Read More →

Welcome to 2019, and welcome to a new year of meetings of the NW Austin Coalition! Mark your calendars for the fourth Monday of each month, for the monthly gathering to learn about and discuss the developments of City of Austin and regional projects. Invite your friends, and make aRead More →

Last month we saw historic numbers in voter participation in a mid-term election. Let’s keep that momentum going for the runoff! Early voting for the runoffs has begun in Texas! Early voting for the 2018 Runoff begins Thursday, Nov. 29 and runs through Friday, Dec. 7. That’s one week andRead More →

The confluence of fresh Barton Springs water flowing into muddy Lady Bird Lake. photo courtesy JTPics Latest UPDATE: 10/28, 4pm Austin Water Boil Order Is Lifted Austin Water has lifted the boil water notice that has been in place since Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Customers no longer need to boil waterRead More →

Hey, hey, hey, October 22 is the day! Early voting begins in Texas! Remember, Early Voting happens Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 2. That means two full weeks to get your Early Vote on! Be sure you know how, when, and where to cast your ballot. And if youRead More →