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We welcome you to the website for the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Planning Team! Here you will find information about our neighborhood, the priorities and actions of our neighborhood planning team, and helpful resources to assist our local residents, business owners and the greater Austin community.

Para obtener información en español, favor de comunicarse con Sabino “Pío” Renteria, 512-478-6770.

April 16th, 2014 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda

East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Planning Team

16 April 2014

Wednesday at 6:00 pm

Terrazas Library

1105 E. Cesar Chaves St. Austin, TX 78702

6:00     Introductions

6:05     Citizen Communication

6:20     Approval of Minutes

Action Item: Approve the minutes from the last two meetings on February 19th and March 19th.

6:25     Gary Schatz – City of Austin Transportation. Update on the plans for I-35.

6:45     Q & A (15 minutes)

7:00     Don Pitts – Music Program Manager. Updates on the future plans regarding how SXSW is managed and looking for input.

7:20      Q&A (15 minutes)

7:35     Neighborhood Partnering Program. The Neighborhood Partnering Program provides opportunities for community and neighborhood organizations to affect public improvements by sharing in the costs of those efforts with the City of Austin government. Application deadline is June 1st.

7:45     Tejano Walking Trail Committee

Action Item: Approve spending up to $150 for snacks, drinks, and piñatas for our April 19th Tejano Trail Scavenger Hunt at Comal Park.

7:50     Communications Committee

Action Item: Approve reimbursement to Lori for ECC domain names and introduce new volunteers for this committee.

7:55     Announcements

8:00     Adjourn

March 19, 2014 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda

ECCNPT Meeting Agenda 03/19/2014 6pm

* 55 North I35 Suite 260 (Corner of I35 and Lambie) *

Introductions:

6PM Citizen Communications:

Action Items:

  • Kareem Hajjar – Weather Up
    • Discuss late hours permit.
    • Action Item: Discuss and take possible action regarding late hours and parking variances for cocktail lounges.
  • John Burnham – Argyle
    • Plaza Saltillo Presentation
  • Mark Rogers – Saltillo Collaborative
    • Plaza Saltillo Presentation
  • Barrett Lepore – Riverside Resources
    • Plaza Saltillo Presentation
  • Trey Salinas – Endeavor
    • Plaza Saltillo Presentation

Approve minutes from last meeting.

February 19th, 2014 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda

ECCNPT Meeting Agenda 02/19/2014 6pm

Round of Introductions.

6PM Citizen Communications: 5 minutes

 

6:15PM Action Items: 15 minutes

John Burnham – Argyle Residential

o Presentation of development plan for Plaza Saltillo.

Action Item: Discuss and take possible action to support Argyle Residential team.

 

Mark Rogers – Saltillo Collaborative

o Presentation of updated development plan for Plaza Saltillo.

Action Item: Discuss and take possible action to maintain support of Saltillo Collaborative team.

 

Dennis McDaniel and Richard Kooris

o Presentation of plan for Osten Hall at 901 East 6th St.

o Action Item: Discuss and take action to write a letter of support for this project.

 

Patrick Clark – Zilker Brewing o Introduction to the neighborhood and present their project and talk about a conditional use variance.

o Action Item: Discuss and take action to write a letter of support for this project.

 

o Action Item: Discuss and take possible action to support an amended outdoor music agreement for Wonderland.

 

o Action Item: Discuss and take action to approve yearly dues of $35 for ANC membership.

Committee Reports and Possible Action Items:

Treasurer’s report: Update from Treasurer

Crime and Safety: Updates, if any.

Local Historic District: Updates, if any.

Land Use & Design Committee: o Community in a Box meeting.

Affordable Housing Committee: Updates, if any.

Traffic and Transportation Committee: Updates, if any.

Economic Development Committee:

o Looking for input regarding the date and agenda for the next business mixer.

Tejano Walking Trail Committee:  Updates, if any.

Parks and Environment Committee:

o Kathleen  McWhorter to step down.

o My Park Day is on March 1st. Need volunteers.

 

 

Approve minutes from last meeting.

January 15th, 2014 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda

ECCNPT Meeting Agenda 01/15/2014 6pm

Round of Introductions.

6PM Citizen Communications: 15 minutes maximum, first come, first served.

  • Jeff Trigger – Wonderland -Discuss plans for OMV permit.
  • Celso Baez – Cap Metro – Brief on process and timeline for Salitllo RFP.
  • Elizabeth Walsh – East Feast Coalition- Requesting our endorsement of inclusion of a Food Forest as part of the Holly Shores Master Plan.
  • City of Austin - present flyer about a planning process for improvements for the southeast portion of the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail
  • Dave Stauch Capital Project Management – RBJ updates.

Committee Reports and Possible Action Items:

Treasurer’s report: Update from Treasurer

Crime and Safety: Report from quarterly Austin, Police Region I Commander’s Forum. Solicit input regarding installation of surveillance cameras near I-35.

Local Historic District: Updates, if any.

Land Use & Design Committee: Updates, if any.

Affordable Housing Committee: Updates, if any.

Traffic and Transportation Committee: ECC volunteers needed to run a booth on Sat. Feb 1st at Plaza Saltillo from 10 am to 5 pm as part of the City’s Street Fair and ribbon-cutting celebration for the E. 5th Street Improvement Project.  UT student’s Project and Tejano Trails want to share this booth space with us.

Economic Development Committee: Updates, if any.

Tejano Walking Trail Committee:  Updates on dividing the trail into smaller loops, adding business listings for funds to print a new Trail Guide, gathering research and oral histories, and recruiting volunteers to join the working groups.

Communication Committee: Updates, if any.

Parks and Environment Committee: Announce huge ECC and Holly neighborhoods cleanup by 2000+ UT students on Feb. 22nd, 2014 and again in 2015.

Education Committee: Richard Roberts proposes

Approve minutes from last meeting.

Action Items:

  1. Discuss and take possible action to printing out and awarding certificates to students at Sanchez Elementary grade 1 through 4 that participate in the science fair.
  2. Discuss and take possible action on yard parking and mobile food establishments in ECC.
  3. Discuss and take possible action to opt out of allowing food trailers in the neighborhood.
  4. Discuss and take possible action to create a new policy or include in our existing cocktail lounge policy to oppose late night hours and parking variances for new restaurant, cocktail lounges, and bar applications for those existing business trying to expand in our area.

November 20, 2013 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda

ECCNPT Meeting Agenda 11/20/2013 6pm Terrazas Library

Round of Introductions.

6PM Citizen Communications: 15 minutes maximum, first come, first served.

-             David Stauch – Capital Project Management – RBJ Update

Committee Reports and Possible Action Items:

Treasurer’s report: Update from Treasurer

Crime and Safety: Updates, if any.

Local Historic District: Updates, if any.

Land Use & Design Committee: Updates, if any.

Affordable Housing Committee: Updates, if any.

Traffic and Transportation Committee: Updates, if any.

Economic Development Committee: December Holiday Party and January Business Mixer

Tejano Walking Trail Committee:  Updates, if any.

Communication Committee: Updates, if any.

Parks and Environment Committee: Updates, if any.

Approve minutes from last meeting.

Action Items:

  1. City of Austin CodeNEXT presentation.  Discuss and take possible action regarding position on CodeNEXT items.
  2. Discuss and take possible action to support development goals, teams and/or uses for the Saltillo Tract in reference to the Cap Metro RFP.
  3. Discuss and take possible action regarding late hour permit application for 1808 E. Cesar Chavez (Weather Up).
  4. Discuss and take possible action regarding the demolition of 1302 Canterbury.
  5. Discuss and take possible action regarding food trucks.

October 16th, 2013 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda *AT RBJ*

ECCNPT Meeting Agenda 10/16/2013 6pm at RBJ Meeting Room.

Round of Introductions.

6PM Citizen Communications: 15 minutes maximum, first come, first served.

Committee Reports and Possible Action Items:

Treasurer’s report: Update from Treasurer

Crime and Safety: Report from Commander’s Forum held Oct. 8th, discuss and take possible action. Discuss Halloween Block Party on Haskell Street.

Local Historic District: Updates, if any.

Land Use & Design Committee: Updates, if any.

Affordable Housing Committee: Updates, if any.

Traffic and Transportation Committee: Parking Crunch Committee will hold a community meeting on Monday, Oct. 21st at 4 pm at Sanchez Elementary School to get a presentation by the COA Parking staff about available options to control parking in our area.

Economic Development Committee: Updates, if any.

Tejano Walking Trail Committee:  Report on Sept 20 Happy Hour recruitment event and how the government shutdown is affecting our National Parks Service planning process.

Communication Committee: Updates, if any.

Parks and Environment Committee: Updates, if any.

Education Committee: Updates, if any.

Nominations Committee: Appoint John Hernandez to represent ECC on I-35 group being formed by Sen. Watson, TXDOT and COA Transportation Dept.

Approve minutes from last meeting.

Action Items:

  1. Discuss and approve reimbursement to Lori for website-related subscriptions.
  2. Discuss and take possible action to support development goals, teams and/or uses for the Saltillo Tract in reference to the Cap Metro RFP.
  3. Discuss and take possible action for adopting an informal policy/educational outreach on when it’s appropriate to call 911 on suspicions.

ECC 3on3 Basketball Tournament – Cancelled

I’m sorry to announce that due to the low volume of entries, we have to cancel the 3on3 Basketball Tournament at Comal Park scheduled for Saturday, October 26th. We hope to attempt it again in the Spring. In the meantime, if you’re interested in some pick-up games please let me know, we do have a few teams interested in getting together.

Contact: Kris.Potrafka@gmail.com

 

September 18, 2013 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda *AT RBJ*

ECCNPT Meeting Agenda 09/18/2013 6pm

**AT RBJ MEETING ROOM**

Round of Introductions.

6PM Citizen Communications: 15 minutes maximum, first come, first served.

Committee Reports and Possible Action Items:

Treasurer’s report: Update from Treasurer

Crime and Safety: Updates, if any.

Local Historic District: Updates, if any.

Land Use & Design Committee: Updates, if any.

Affordable Housing Committee: Updates, if any.

Traffic and Transportation Committee: Updates, if any.

Economic Development Committee: Updates, if any.

Tejano Walking Trail Committee:  Updates, if any.

Communication Committee: Updates, if any.

Parks and Environment Committee: Updates, if any.

Approve minutes from last meeting.

Action Items:

August 21, 2013 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda

ECCNPT Meeting Agenda 08/21/2013 6pm

Round of Introductions.

6PM Citizen Communications: 15 minutes maximum, first come, first served.

  • Celso Baez
    • TOD policy and timeline draft

Committee Reports and Possible Action Items:

Treasurer’s report: Update from Treasurer

Crime and Safety: Updates, if any.

Local Historic District: Updates, if any.

Land Use & Design Committee: Updates, if any.

Affordable Housing Committee: Updates, if any.

Traffic and   Committee: Updates, if any.

Economic Development Committee:

  • Discuss Kebabalicious Outdoor Music Permit application.
  • Discuss TOD policy and the need to include:
    • All housing in TOD will have at least 20% affordability at 50% MFI for rental units and 60% for home ownership
    • Any historical landmarks or historical rail road infrastructure (round houses, Texaco Depot, warehouses, etc) be identified and preserved in or near any TOD station area

Tejano Walking Trail Committee:

  • Councilmember Mike Martinez’ Campaign is donating 204$ to the ECCNA for a one year subscription to Survey Monkey.
  • We did not get the Keep Austin Beautiful mini-grant for the Nash Hernandez Orchestra Statue.
  • Kickoff to present info and recruit new volunteers to join our 4 working groups for the strategic planning process facilitated by the Nation Parks Service. Tejano Trails Happy Hour, Friday, September 20th from 5-7 pm at the Scoot Inn.

Communication Committee: Updates, if any.

Parks and Environment Committee: Updates, if any.

Approve minutes from last meeting.

Action Items:

  1. 1. Discuss and take possible action on Cheer Up Charlie’s Outdoor Music Permit.
  2. 2. Discuss and take possible action regarding the TOD policy and timeline draft.
  3. 3. Discuss and take possible action for variance request at 1211 Holly st.
  4. 4. Discuss and take possible action to reconsider our I-35 improvement endorsement as requested by Austin Neighborhood Council: East.

July 17, 2013 ECCNPT Meeting Agenda

ECCNPT Meeting Agenda 07/17/2013 6pm

Terrazas Library 1105 E Cesar Chavez

Round of Introductions.

6PM Citizen Communications: 15 minutes maximum, first come, first served.

Committee Reports and Possible Action Items:

Treasurer’s report: Update from Treasurer

Crime and Safety: Updates, if any.

Local Historic District: Updates, if any.

Land Use & Design Committee: Updates, if any.

Affordable Housing Committee: Updates, if any.

Traffic and Transportation Committee: Updates, if any.

Economic Development Committee:

  • Announce Kris Potrafka selected to be new chair of committee

Tejano Walking Trail Committee:  Updates, if any.

Communication Committee: Updates, if any.

Parks and Environment Committee: Updates, if any.

Approve minutes from last meeting.

Action Items:

  1. Discuss and take possible action to support HOPE farmer’s market event on Sept 22.
  2. Discuss and take possible action on rezoning of Arnold Oil tract at 1601 & 1645 E. 6th.