Welcome to the South River City Citizens!

Our next meeting will be on Monday, December 3rd at 7:15 pm at Life in the City United Methodist Church (formerly Grace UMC) at 205 East Monroe St. All are welcome! Interested in updates from SRCC? Sign up for our Monthly Update emails to get updates on local events and key issues. Want to be a voting member? Click here for  membership details .

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SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – December 2018

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (www.srccatx.org)
Monday, December 3, 2018 7:15 PM
LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (formerly Grace UMC)
205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS

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SRCC Meeting Minutes – November 2018

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SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (www.srccatx.org)
Monday, November 5, 2018 7:15 PM
LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (formerly Grace UMC)
205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS

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SRCC Crime Update

The attached is a list of various crime reports occurring in some parts of our SRCC neighborhoods I have gathered from Nextdoor Travis Heights list serve in the past month. Based upon my observations over the past year, and consistent with the list in this report, most of the crime happens late at night, plus some property crime including porch thefts occurs during the daytime on weekdays presumably because the thieves are hoping many people are at work during the week days. This is a reminder to be vigilant, pay attention to your surroundings, keep valuables locked up in your house, not in your vehicle; keep your vehicle locked; to the extent you can, keep lights on around your house and vehicles at night, and bushes and shrubbery trimmed around windows and doors close to the house or in secluded areas; when driving around, including to and from your homes, look for anything that seems out of place; and never hesitate to call 911 if you see something suspicious. The police have emphasized that they want the calls, even if it turns out that what you observed and called 911 about turns out to be a false alarm. We are still seeking more participants in the SRCC Neighborhood Watch, in all parts of the SRCC neighborhoods, and hope to have more magnetic signs for vehicles and more neighborhood watch signs for installation to serve as a deterrent.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions on this issue.

Tom Groce
Chair, Public Safety, SRCC
tgroce71@gmail.com

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Entertainment + Sound Compatibility Engagement

The City has an initiative to improve compatibility between residents, lodging establishments, and music-related businesses. There is a kickoff forum on November 28th. See message below for details:

On October 18, 2018, City Council approved a resolution directing staff to provide a stakeholder-informed proposal to improve compatibility between residents, lodging establishments, and music-related businesses. The goal of this engagement is to create a stakeholder–informed proposal reflecting best practices for encouraging peaceful co-existence and amicable participation in Austin’s world renowned nighttime economy, while fostering trust within the community.

A healthy venue system is crucial to Austin’s culture and economy, as well as to growing its music industry. A concerted focus on compatibility between residential and hotel development as the city grows is essential for venues to remain viable and contributing to Austin’s economy and culture. The Entertainment + Sound Compatibility Engagement will coordinate meetings with stakeholders to thoughtfully gather and organize input and feedback for enhancing compatibility between venues, residents, and hotels.

The engagement will kick off with an Introduction and Educational forum on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 3pm at City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, and run through February, 2019. For more information, project stakeholder sign-up, and a tentative timeline please visit the project website atwww.austintexas.gov/soundcheck. Feel free to bookmark the site as we will be posting updates on this page through the engagement process.

If you would like more information about the Entertainment + Sound Compatibility Engagement or have additional questions, please contact me directly or via email. We look forward to seeing you on November 28th!

David A. Colligan
Acting Assistant Director
Economic Development Department | City of Austin
P.O. Box 1088 | Austin, TX 78767
Direct: (512) 974-6381
Main: (512) 974-7819

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Riverside-Oltorf APD Pop-Up Community Event – Wed Nov 7th

Austin Police Department has received a grant for Community Based Crime Reduction program in the East Riverside/Oltorf neighborhood. There is an event planned this Wednesday to gather the communities’ concerns regarding the area in which they live (even if it is outside of the program area).

The pop-up is November 7th from 5 – 7 pm in the Club Carnival parking lot (2237 E Riverside).

Check out the flyer and stop by for more info: Your-Voice-Matters-v4

Here’s some information about the program being implemented in East Riverside/Oltorf:
East Riverside/Oltorf CBCR

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