SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – June 2019


Monday, June 3, 2019     7:15 PM




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1.  7:15  Meeting procedures, etiquette, welcome newcomers. Verification of quorum. Reminder: state your name when presenting or seconding a motion. If an acronym is stated during the meeting and you don’t know what it means, please feel free to raise your hand and ask.*   

Presenter throughout: Eric Cassady, SRCC President,, unless otherwise noted. (8 min)

2.  7:23  Membership and voting. Pay multiple years in advance and get a discount. Single membership: 1-yr $20;  2-yr $35; 3-yr $50 / Family membership: 1-yr $35; 2-yr $65; 3-yr $95 NOTE: In order to vote or make motions, dues must be paid a month in advance, with the exception that if a former member’s dues have  lapsed no more than 2 years, they may renew at the meeting and be eligible to vote. (2 min)

3.  7:25  Treasurer’s Report – see reverse of agenda. All reports available upon request to the Treasurer  

Presenter: Oliver Caruso (Treasurer) (5 min)

4.  7:30  Committee Chairs reports

1) Planning and Zoning-see items below; 2) Historic Preservation; 3) Finance; 4) Mobility–see item below; 5) Public Safety;  6) Parks and Environment–see items below; 7) Schools; 8) Communications; 9) Executive Committee; 10) Land Development Code Rewrite ad hoc committee

Representatives: 11) ANC*; 12) SCC*; 13) South Central Waterfront–see item below; 14) St. Edward’s; 15) S. Central Affordable CDC (20 min)

5.  7:50  Approve minutes from the May 6, 2019 monthly general meeting (available at min)


6.  7:55  The Little Stacy Park construction project continues to progress, and is scheduled to complete this summer. The construction team had previously received concerns about trash being left on site and have asked the contractor to take a little more effort to see that all trash is cleared at the end of each work day from the site.

Link to project website with information about the overall construction project.  

Presenter/Guest: Brendan Wittstruck, Director of Urban Design, asakura robinson, (5 min + 5 min Q&A)

7.  8:05  On behalf of the Blunn Creek Partnership David Todd has submitted a grant report on the use of funds from the SRCC for native groundcover restoration in Blunn Preserve. The project has been completed, and it involved the propagation and installation of nearly 1500 plants of a variety of native prairie grasses, as well as an additional mix of grass and wildflower seed.

Link to Blunn Creek Partnership Grant Report.

Link to Blunn Creek Partnership photo album.

Presenter: David Todd, SRCC Parks and Environment Chair, (10 min)


8.  8:15  In 2018 neighbors on Braeswood near St Edward’s University implemented the Residential Permit Parking (RPP) program. Woodleigh is a short street which connects Braeswood to Woodward, and it is experiencing parking problems as well. These neighbors are asking for SRCC to support an application for RPP on Woodleigh. [VOTE EXPECTED]

Link to RPP application and map.

Presenter/Guest: Troy Carter, Woodleigh Resident, min)

9.  8:25  The South Central Waterfront Advisory Board (SCWAB) initiative is intended to guide development on the 118 acres of this area, across the lake from downtown. There is a need to put in place a financial framework and regulating plan for the South Central Waterfront Redevelopment plan before granting any additional entitlements to any property in the planning area. This will likely be a joint effort between the SRCC and Bouldin neighborhoods, along with City staff.  [VOTE EXPECTED]

Link to letter from Bouldin N.A. regarding entitlements within the S. Central Waterfront area.

Presenter: Wendy Todd, SRCC Representative to SCWAB,; Gretchen Otto, SRCC Member, (10 min)

10.  8:35 There is a Land Development Code amendment under consideration to provide limited allowances for off-premise signs at public education facilities and transit facilities in the public right of way.  There are some concerns about the appropriateness of advertising at these sites. [VOTE EXPECTED]

Link to notice of proposed LDC amendment.

Presenter: Sarah Campbell, SRCC Planning & Zoning Committee Member, min)

11.  8:40 The Outdoor Music Venue (OMV) permit for The Whip In is up for renewal. Last year prior to the issuance of the OMV, a representative from The Whip In came to an SRCC meeting and shared some of the changes that were being made to mitigate sound in the neighborhood. In that meeting SRCC voted to allow music until 10 p.m. on 7 days a week. The renewal application is asking for music until 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. [VOTE EXPECTED]

Link to The Whip In 2019 OMV application.

Presenter/Guest: Mohammad Walid, The Whip In General Manger, (5 min + 5 min Q&A)

12.  8:50 A journalist is working on a story about the continued development of South Congress Avenue and how this ongoing growth has affected the surrounding neighborhoods, including SRCC.

Presenter/Guest: Emma Freer, Community Impact Newspaper, min)


  • Travis Heights Art Trail is scheduled for November 2-3, 2019. Charlotte Bell has more information – contact her at
  • Artist Selection for the Little Stacy Neighborhood Park Art in Public Places Project will occur in the next 2 months.  If you are interested in representing the neighborhood please contact Marjorie Flanagan at  Attendance at 1-2 four hour meetings and online application review will be expected. A neighborhood representative is encouraged!
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need volunteers for several open positions including




  • SRCC is restarting the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program, and are looking for participants. Anyone interested should contact Tom Groce, SRCC Public Safety Chair at to get involved!
  • Greater South River City Neighborhood Planning Contact Team members are stewards of our 2005         Neighborhood Plan. To join or for information, visit this page:
Contact Terry Franz if interested:

Treasurer’s Report – April 2019Memo


*Frequently used acronyms: ACF: Austin Community Fund; ANC: Austin Neighborhood Council; SF: Single Family zoning category; FLUM: Future Land Use Map; GSRC NPCT: Greater South River City Neighborhood Planning Contact Team, NCCD: Neighborhood Conservation Combining District; SCC: South Central Coalition of NAs

Agenda Prepared by Dan Fredine,

Agenda subject to change. Please check for most updated version.

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