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Final Public Hearing Set for input on MoPac Improvement Project

The MoPac Improvement Draft Environmental Assessment has been approved for further processing by the Federal Highway Administration. That means the project team can now host a final public hearing to solicit community input on the proposed project.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
6:00 p.m.
O. Henry Middle School School Cafeteria
2610 West 10th Street
Austin, TX 78703

The Public Hearing will begin with an open house from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. when displays, videos and other project information will be available for review. Project team members will also be available to answer questions.  At 6:30 p.m., a presentation will be given, followed by a public comment period.

April 2012 Project Connect Newsletter

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Dear Allandale,

Project Connect wants to keep you apprised of our progress!  Please download our Project Connect newsletter to see what we have been up to and what we have heard from the community regarding high-capacity transit for central Texas.  Additionally, please mark your calendar to stop by one of our upcoming community open houses so that we can get more of your input on our region’s transit future.
We heard what you told us about high-capacity transit in the first round of community open houses, and now we are ready to share those results and show you some options for an updated high-capacity transit system for our region.  Ask questions and provide valuable feedback at these informal, come-and-go events.
Tuesday, April 24, 5 – 8 p.m.
Windermere Events Center (15803 Windermere Dr., Pflugerville)

North Austin Candidate Forum

North austin candidate forum 2012 3 North austin candidate forum 2 North austin candidate forum 2012There was a large turnout at last night's North Austin Coalition of Neighborhoods candidate forum. According to one of the candidates, it was their largest forum to date. Present were the Mayor and all of the current council members up for re-election and their opponents, a total of 10 candidates in all. For many of us, it was a great opportunity to meet the new candidates for the first time and learn a little about their positions on city issues. Each candidate was given time to answer three of the five following questions given to them in advance followed by questions asked by the audience. The questions the candidates were asked are:

  1. Briefly state what your top two priorities will be if you are elected.
  2. What specific initiative or initiatives would you champion for our neighborhoods that would reduce opportunities for crime?
  3. Do you support including funding for the recommended transportation improvements found in the North Lamar/Burnet Road study in the 2012 bond package? Why or why not?
  4. What specific initiatives would you recommend or endorse to bring the infrastructure of our neighborhoods up to the high quality and standards expected by Austin citizens, and
  5. Panhandling is a major problem in our neighborhoods. What solutions have worked in other cities, and what would you propose for Austin?

Mother’s Day Special Concert

Mccallum fine arts academy


Come Celebrate Mother's Day With

 Austin's Queen Of Jazz
Pam Hart  in a Special Mother's Day Concert

with The McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra

Austin, Texas – Apr 11, 2012 – Austin's first lady of Jazz, Pamela Hart, is teaming up with the acclaimed McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra for a special concert to honor mothers, grandmothers and jazz lovers of all ages.  Treat your mother and yourself to this special concert scheduled for 7pm, Friday May 11th at  the McCallum Fine Arts Centre (5600 Sunshine Drive), which opened this fall.