Executive Committee Meeting, March 7, 2023


TUESDAY, March 7, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

In-person at Good Shepherd 1700 Woodland Ave. 78741




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1. 7:00 SRCC Welcomes Dist. 9 Council Member Zohaib “Zo” Qadri, Chief of Staff Sara Barge

And welcome to our members and guests. Verification of quorum. Reminder: please state your name when presenting or seconding a motion. 

Presenter throughout unless otherwise noted: Wendy Price Todd, SRCC President  (10 min)

2.  7:10  Membership report & voting 

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3.  7:15  Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Approve minutes.  (5 min) 

Upcoming meeting dates GM Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20, Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

EC Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6, Aug 1, Sept 5, Oct 3, Dec 5

4.  7:20  Treasurer’s Report

All reports available upon request: treasurer@srccatx.org   

Presenter: Will Andrews, Treasurer  (5 min)

5.  7:25  Standing Committee updates re: events/goals/issues

Presented by Committee Chairs: 1) Planning & Zoning; 2) Historic Preservation; 3) Finance; 4) Mobility; 5) Public Safety; 6) Parks & Environment; 7) Schools; and 8) Communications  (10 min)

6.  7:35  Additional Updates from Representatives and Coordinators

9) GSRC NPCT; 10) EROC; 11) NPCT; 12) ANC; 13) SCC; 14) South Central Waterfront; 15) St. Ed’s; 16) S. Central Affordable CDC  (10 min)


7. 7:45 Discussion of e-TODs

Discussion of eTODs (equitable Transit-Oriented Development). City Council through CM Harper-Madison proposed that the council vote in a few weeks to change zoning codes by creating over a hundred of these eTODs throughout the city. A traditional TOD is basically a circle drawn on a map around a public transit stop. All land–especially residential land–in the radius out from the center is up zoned to allow far greater density.

Here are links from the city with their current proposals:

Presentation from this week: https://services.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=403200

Draft proposal: https://publicinput.com/Customer/File/Full/1fab5d05-6f47-4373-b71f-8ae0f9f64320

Here’s an early response from Communities Not Commodities. Also contains links.


Speaker: Betty Weed, SRCC Communications Chair (10 min)

8.  7:55  Vote to Support City Council’s I-35 Project Adjustments

Executive Committee to recommend to general membership that SRCC adopt and support City Council’s February 23 vote to adjust I-35 Capital Express Central Project. City officials are requesting the following changes to TxDOT’s proposed plan:

  • Adding full east-west crossings for cars, bikes and pedestrians every quarter-mile of the project, adding the project boundary “should not have any span between full east-west crossings greater than 1/2 mile”
  • Lowering and covering “as much of United States Interstate Highway 35 as possible” through the construction of caps or land above highways that can host green space or other community features. The measure requests the caps be used to “maximize value to the public, including making new land available for development”
  • TxDOT should ensure the design and construction of the project do not prevent additional caps and east-west crossings from being added in the future
  • Calls for TxDOT, the Austin Transportation Department and other city departments to work on reducing the “environmental, traffic, and safety impacts” of the proposed projects, adding frontage roads and east-west crossings should both prioritize service to local streets
  • Demands minimizing the number of properties, businesses and residents displaced through eminent domain measures
  • Incentivizing 18-wheeler traffic to reroute from I-35 to State Highway 130 due to “congestion, air quality, and road safety” concerns affiliated with them

Presenter: Mark Thompson SRCC Mobility Chair (15 min) [VOTE]


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The next General Membership meeting is April 18, 2023.

The next Executive Committee meeting is April 4, 2023.  

Frequently used acronyms: 

ACF: Austin Community Fund

ANC: Austin Neighborhood Council (https://www.atxanc.org/)

BoA: Board of Adjustment

CDC: Community Development Corporation

EROC: East Riverside/Oltorf Combined Contact Team

FLUM: Future Land Use Map

GSRC NPCT: Greater South River City Neighborhood Planning Contact Team

NCCD: Neighborhood Conservation Combining District

NHPA: National Historic Preservation Act

NPCT: Neighborhood Planning Contact Team

PC: Planning Commission

PUD: Planned Unit Development

SCC: South Central Coalition of neighborhood associations 

SF: Single Family zoning category

ZAP: Zoning and Platting

Agenda Prepared by Noah Balch, vicepresident@srccatx.org Agenda subject to change. Please check www.srccatx.org for the most updated version.



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