submitted by Kay Newell
Gretchen Vaden Nagy,
President of the Allandale Neighborhood Association, opened the September 2006
Main Library – Proposition 6
Gretchen introduced David Mintz – City of Austin
Library Commission Chair and former President of
ANA. David spoke about the need for a
new main library to provide all of Austin with a stronger library system. The
current main library opened in the 1970’s, since then the library system has
grown from 11 locations to 22. This has
caused a great deal of strain on the main library.
submitted by Gretchen Vaden
Please join us for our Allandale Neighborhood Association
We will begin our meeting with an update on the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. That will be followed by a
September General Meeting this
Wednesday, September 27, at the Ralph Yarborough Library on Hancock Drive beginning at 6
discussion of the ANA newsletter.
What follows is a response from
Mark Herber, Project Manager at the Texas Department of Transportation to questions posted to the Allandale listserve regarding what’s in the works for Mopac.
Thank you for passing along the inquiry from the concerned
resident. I appreciate the opportunity to "shed some additional
light on the subject." I will address the questions and statements (in "quotes" below) point
"I just read the ANA message from Frances
about the upcoming "Open House" meetings regarding TxDOT plans for
developing MoPac between Parmer and Cesar Chavez."
Crime in Allandale for the last 6 months is down compared to the same period last year. Pulling from the City’s online crime database, the number of incidents police were called to and submitted a formal written report on totaled 624 compared to 753 in 2005. As always, burglary of vehicles (77 incidents) and Theft (67 incidents) ranked at the top of the list. While this is worrisome, it’s helpful to know that over half of the burglaries of vehicles took place in parking lots and business establishments as opposed to residences, and most of the thefts were from businesses. Nevertheless, there were a total of 22 burglary of residences in the last 6 months. This compares 20 burglaries in 2005.