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    Community Policing Study – City of Austin

    The City of Austin has hired a consulting firm, the Matrix Consulting Group, to conduct a Community Policing Study to help the City evaluate the current delivery of police services to its citizens. 
    Please fill out this citizens’ survey to provide your input for this study.

    The consultants will use the input provided to assist the Austin Police Department make improvements in police/ community relations and programs that involve the community in its crime fighting efforts.
    What are your perceptions of safety and how the APD addresses these concerns?
    Please post your comments/concerns here or email or call a representative of the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (ECCNPCT).
    What are your views about:
    • The state of Police / community interactions overall.
    • What District Representatives do to support citizens and potential improvements.
    • The effectiveness of problem resolution when the Police are called.
    If you have any questions about the study, please contact Richard Brady, Matrix Consulting Group,

    Thank you!
    Categories: General

    Special Meeting: February 9, 2016

    ECCNPCT 2.9.16 Special Meeting Agenda

    The East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Plan Contact Team has called a special meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Terrazas Library, to discuss the Conditional Overlay considered at the Planning Commission on January 26, 2016 (Item D-2) “Discussion and possible action relating to a resolution from the Small Area Planning Joint Committee to the Planning Commission regarding the development and application of interim development regulations along the East Cesar Chavez Street Corridor from I-35 to U.S. Highway183. (District 3).”

    Recording of Planning Commission Proceedings (Go to Item D-2)

    Categories: General

    Humane Society’s Community Cat Project in 78702

    Dear 78702 Community:

    The Community Cat Project is working to help feral/stray cats in your neighborhood and right now we are focused on the 78702 zip code.  If you have stray cats at your home, work, or hang-out spot, give us a call or email We can help you get them fixed and vaccinated for free! All cats will be returned to the exact location where they were trapped within a few days.

    What is TNR? Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) is the only humane and effective approach to controlling feral cat over-population. With TNR the cats are trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated for rabies, the left ear-tipped for identification and returned to their territory. An ear-tip is the universal symbol that a cat is spayed/neutered and rabies vaccinated. Community cats thrive outside and can live a healthy and happy life. They are bonded to their colonies and environment.

    Why is it important? TNR ensures healthier community cats by decreasing the spread of illness. TNR reduces the number of cat intakes at local shelters and the number of kittens born into homelessness. Reduce nuisance behaviors such as fighting, yowling, or spraying. TNR helps keep Austin “No-Kill”

    How can you help?  Your participation reduces the number of cats entering our city’s shelter and provides for a happier and healthier life for the cats. Volunteer to trap cats in your neighborhood. We can show you how to do it and rental traps are available at the Austin Humane Society. Let us know where community cats are living in your area. Some cats live on locked or private lot so temporary access will need to be granted at certain locations. Also, getting the information out there is a huge piece.

    We are focusing on the 78702 zip-code, but all community cats from Travis Co. are welcome in our FREE TNR clinic. Appointments are necessary as our clinic usually fills up.  Our spay/neuter clinic days are every Wednesday and Thursday and first Monday of the month. Check in is from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.All cats must arrive covered and in humane traps, large enough for the cat to stand and turn around in.

    More information and appointments at

    Thank you for helping your community cats!

    Ashley Steffey
    Community Cat Project Coordinator

    Categories: General

    October 21, 2015 ECC-NPCT Meeting Notes – DRAFT

    Attached is a DRAFT of the notes taken at the October 21, 2015 ECC-NPCT meeting.  These notes have not yet been approved by the ECC-NPCT at the November 18, 2015 monthly meeting.

    Note that the November meeting will be the last meeting of the year because there is normally no December meeting.

    ECCNPCT-MeetingNotes-102115 DRAFT

    ECCNPCT LandUseCommittee Report 102115

    ECCNPCT Bike Ped Committee Report 102115

    Categories: General

    October 21, 2015: ECC-NPCT Agenda

    Please find attached the agenda for the ECC-NPCT monthly meeting.

    All are welcome to attend this meeting at 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. César Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

    ECCNPCT-Agenda-102115 v2


    East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Plan Contact Team

    October 21, 2015     6:00PM

    Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

    1. 6:00 Introductions
    2. 6:05 Citizen Communications:

    Alexander Loredo – Homeless Students Project

    1. 6:15 Approval of Minutes from September 16, 2015 meeting
    1. 6:20 Palm Elementary Building: Commissioner Margaret Gomez

    Action Item: Discussion and possible vote in support of preservation of Palm Elementary Building

    1. 6:35 City of Austin Survey: Jackie Chuter

    Presentation & Discussion Item: The survey asks individuals to choose which recommendations from the adopted neighborhood plan are most important in the neighborhood today. Responses provide important input to the City’s Capital Improvement Program planning process and to annual department work programs.

    1. 6:40 Plaza Saltillo Development: Elizabeth Purcell

    Action Item: Discussion regarding preservation of Pine Street Station buildings at 5th and  Waller Streets which are part of the Plaza Saltillo re-Development

    1. 6:50 Waller Creek Conservancy: Alyssa Nunez

    Presentation & Discussion Item: No further details available

    1. 6:55 ECCNPCT Resignations:

    Action Item: Accept resignations of Business Representative Michael Cassias and Land Use Committee Co-chairs Gwen O’Barr and Lyon Gegenheimer

    1. 7:00      Nominations for vacated ECCNPCT positions:

    Possible Action Item: Nominate, discuss, and vote to fill vacated committee and representative positions on the ECCNPCT

    1. 7:05 Land Use Committee Report: Shawn Sommerville

    Presentation and Discussion Items: Updates on Redevelopment of Chalmers and César Chavez Street project; Redevelopment of car wash on César Chavez Street at Comal; Development of Bluebonnet Café, 910 E. César Chavez Street.

    1. 7:20 Communications Committee Report: Sara Pedrosa, Lori Renteria

    Possible Action Items: Discussion of schedule for ECCNPCT Administrative Workshop for team members and committee leaders (retreat); Discussion of changing ECCNPCT monthly meeting day from 3rd Wednesday of month to 3rd Tuesday of month.

    1. 7:30 Bike and Pedestrian Committee Report: Edie Cassell (for Kathryn Flowers)

    Presentation & Discussion Items: Update on bike and pedestrian projects active or upcoming in ECC neighborhood

    1. 7:40 Adjourn
    Categories: General