SRCC General Membership Meeting 9/19/23


Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 7:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

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1.  7:00  Welcome Members and Guests

Verification of quorum. Reminder: state your name when presenting or seconding a motion. Try the PayPal subscription option for automatic annual renewals:

Presenter throughout unless otherwise noted: Noah Balch, SRCC President  (5 min)

2.  7:10  Approve General Membership Meeting Minutes

Vote on motion to approve minutes. Meeting minutes available at:

Presenter: Chris Phillips-Frishman, SRCC Secretary (5 min)

Upcoming meetings:  GM Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19

EC Oct 3, Dec 5

3.  7:05  Treasurer’s Report

All reports available upon request:   

Presenter: Will Andrews, SRCC Treasurer  (5 min)

4.  7:15  Membership report & voting 

Members please pay dues to participate in SRCC business and actions, such as voting and making motions. Try the subscription option for automatic annual renewals. Presenter: Mary Janecek-Friedman, SRCC Membership (5 min)

5. 7:20 Reports from Standing Committee Chairs

a) Planning and Zoning; b) Historic Preservation; c) Finance; d) Mobility; e) Public Safety; f) Parks and Environment; g) Schools; and h) Communications  (10 min)

6. 7:30  Reports from Area Coordinators and Representatives 

a) GSRC NPCT; b) EROC NPCT; c) ANC; d) SCC; e) South Central Waterfront; f) St. Edward’s; and g) S. Central Affordable CDC  (10 min)


7.  7:40  Presentation by Campus Architectural Team for Travis Early College High School
Discuss vision, plan, goals, and execution of bond project. Travis ECHS elected to become a Community School

Presenters: Miguel Garcia III, Austin ISD Construction and Operation; Paula Vaughan; David Todd, SRCC Parks and Environment; Gretchen Otto, SRCC Schools (15 min)

8.  7:55  Planning and Zoning 

  • 311-315 South Congress.
  • 406 and 428 Alpine.
  • 200 Riverside Drive.
  • Commercial Zoning. 

Presenter: Anita Tschurr, SRCC Planning and Zoning Chair; Betty Weed, SRCC Communications (15 min)

9.  8:10  Mobility

Update regarding South Congress Parking Transit Management District.

Presenter: Mark Thompson, SRCC Mobility Chair (10 min)

10.  8:20  Committee to Review Bylaws

Vote on the following: In response to the pandemic during which public gatherings were prohibited, SRCC started meeting via Zoom. We have found that Zoom provides a safe and effective meeting space for many of our members. Until we are able to formally adopt revised Bylaws that include a provision for virtual meetings, we have agreed to interpret the following sentences in the Bylaws as follows:

  • Article V: “A General Membership meeting requires a quorum of members to be present in person for a binding vote.”
    • We agree that a virtual meeting is following the spirit of the requirement. We are “present” in the sense that we can all see and hear each other, as if present “in person.” This also maintains the spirit of the rule to avoid “proxy” voting.
  • “The Executive Committee shall designate the location of General Membership meetings with the goal being to set a consistent location within SRCC boundaries and to regularly communicate the location to members.”
    • We agree that a Zoom link takes everyone to the same virtual meeting place. Therefore, we are following the spirit of the Bylaws. 

We intend to begin the process of revising the Bylaws, first by a Communications and Membership ad-hoc committee, which is working on new guidelines for hybrid meetings, and then by convening an ad-hoc committee to study the Bylaws and make suggestions for revisions.

Presenters: Gretchen Otto, SRCC Schools; Carol Martin, SRCC Area 4a (10 min) 


Community, Volunteering, and Social Activities

Cities Connecting Children with Nature – Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative |

This flier outlines the CCCN Initiative and encourages people to sign on to the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights (COBOR); also please see the flier on the COBOR.

School Parks are parks on or next to schools and have a shared purpose and responsibility for the space.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: contact Tom Groce, SRCC Public Safety Chair at:  

If you have questions about using the Neighborhood ListServ:

The next Executive Committee meeting is October 3, 2023.  

The next General Membership meeting is October 17, 2023.

Frequently used acronyms: 

ACF: Austin Community Fund

ANC: Austin Neighborhood Council

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, Agenda subject to change. Please check for most recent version.

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