Do They Want to Solve Your Problems?
- District 7 Council Member, Leslie Pool, inaugurated and draws 2 year term. January 6, 2015
- Cliff’s Notes on the KLRU Boyt vs Pool Interview November 20, 2014
- Op-ed: Melissa Zone – Endorsed by Neighborhoods October 24, 2014
- Op-ed: Ed English – When Experience Meets Leadership October 24, 2014
- Op-ed: We need Jimmy Paver October 21, 2014
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North Austin’s two Council district boundaries make more sense if taken together.
The districts share a common suburban commercial street network – the framework for planned ‘walkable’ infill growth and transportation.
Buildings are arranged in suburban fashion. Residential areas are quiet, family-oriented, and isolated from often neglected commercial areas. Said commercial areas are notable for their lack of public space or sufficient rules to provide it as new development occurs – a state of affairs we call “North Austin’s public space desert.”
North Austin suffers from poor east-west road infrastructure, an issue that recent transportation planning has ignored. Areas northeast suffer from poverty and crime. Areas to the south are being redeveloped in ways that drive out families with children.
Getting the details of infill housing, transportation and public space right – while preserving balanced age and income demographics, will be the defining challenge of the next 30 years.