WHY UPDATE THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE?
By now, you may have heard: the City of Austin is revising its 1984 land development code (LDC), something that hasn’t happened for about 35 years. This comprehensive LDC update is an opportunity to put Austin on a more sustainable path for how we grow and what effect that growth will have on our household affordability, mobility options, and the environment.
Austinites love Barton Springs as much as they love tacos. Much of the water that feeds Barton Springs enters the ground outside of the city limits. To ensure the long-term protection of the Springs, Austinites have voted to purchase land to protect Barton Springs, creating the Water Quality Protection Lands. For more than twenty years, voters have approved more than $150 million in funding to conserve sensitive lands over the Edwards Aquifer. Water Quality Protection Lands protect the source of water that feeds Austin’s crown jewel.
Do you have ideas for improving public transit in Southwest Austin? Do you wish that there was more bus service near you, or that the routes operated a little differently, or that certain bus stops were more accessible or comfortable? Capital Metro wants to hear from you, and here’s how you can provide them with feedback.
Being able to get to school safely is a priority shared by families all across the city, including District 8’s, and the City of Austin Public Works’ Safe Routes to School Program is on the case, creating an Infrastructure Report for each City Council district. These reports list and rank projects to help students safely and comfortably walk and bike to elementary and middle schools within each district.