TUESDAY, December 5, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

ZOOM Meeting

SRCC:  See the future. Shape the future. (


1 SRCC Welcomes Members and Guests

Presenter throughout unless otherwise noted: Noah Balch, SRCC President

Verification of quorum. Quorum Verified.

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm

2  Approve General Membership Meeting Minutes

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

Presenter: Chris Phillips-Frishman, SRCC Secretary 

The Secretary recorded minutes for the Executive Meeting of Tuesday October 3rd, 2023; the Minutes were distributed for feedback and then published on October 9th, 2023. 

The President asks if there are objections or corrections to the Minutes, none being voiced, the Minutes are approved unanimously.

Upcoming meetings:  

General Meetings – December 19th, 2023

Executive Committee – upcoming in 2024

3  Treasurer’s Report

All reports available upon request:

Presenter: Will Andrews, SRCC Treasurer  

4  Membership Report & Voting 

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Presenter: Mary Janecek-Friedman, SRCC Membership 

Membership 226 – down a bit from last time based on renewals – not sure if your membership is current? Email: and we’ll let you know.

The Ad Hoc Committee has met and they have a system to ensure clear voting for virtual meetings, and are still looking for technology resources for the hybrid meetings. They still need the resource people to work with if we want to have hybrid meetings. Current expectation is that it would take 3 people on site to ensure we are able to get this achievable. 

We are looking for resources to support this in real time so if you have references or recommendations, please let us know.

Carol Martin brought up the concerns about audio and visual concerns of meeting the basic requirements of inclusivity. Investing in a good microphone would really help, and a laptop can be dedicated to the view of the room.

5 Reports from Standing Committee Chairs

a) Planning and Zoning


b) Historic Preservation

Presenter:Susan Armstrong Fisher

December Historic Landmark Meeting is upcoming.

514 LIve Oak and 1010 Harwood Place 

Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 6th, to discuss those. The Committee has been working on a letter for sellers and realtors that is informational based on Historic Register issues, benefits and considerations.

c) Finance

Presenter: Sam Martin 

The 2024 Financial forecast was shared and discussed. Concerns over deficit were expressed; goal is to meet expenses via Membership growth.

Sam Martin makes the Motion to vote on the budget

Ayes 16,  Nays 1,  Abstain 5 – The Motion passes

d) Mobility

Presenter: Mark Thompson 

CapMetro is still not ready with their map, still gathering data on where they interact with the neighborhoods and how people transit ‘the last mile’ – as in the last bit of how you go and to from work. They’d like to see that down to the last ½ mile.

CapMetro will likely be at our January meeting.

e) Public Safety

Presenter: Tom Groce

Issues with homeless people camping in the parks or alleys continue. Still looking for folks who can contribute to the neighborhood watch.

f) Parks and Environment

Presenter: David Todd

Reports about a few of the ongoing projects going on around the SRCC and thanked the folks who have contributed.

g) Schools

Presenter: Gretchen Otto

There has been an additional information gathering for the THECS project. 

AISD Police Officer was shot on December 5th at the THECS, the Officer is stable and should be fine. There is no indication that any student at THECS was the perpetrator. 

David reminds that this is the time to advocate for Public Meeting spaces, since the project is looking to incorporate the community.

h) Communications  


6 Reports from Area Coordinators and Representatives 





c) ANC


d) SCC

There will be a meeting on Saturday, the 9th, at 10 am



f) St. Edward’s 



7 Mobility

Presenters: Mark Thompson, SRCC Mobility Chair 

Project Connect, CapEx I-35, and PTMD updates. 

PTMD has met again, Enforcement has started on SoCo, so now tickets will be issued. We will see more forced neighborhood parking in this wave.

West Side of SoCo neighborhood signage will commence, the hope to have both West Side and our side will be done by the end of January 2024. THere will be the typical grace period before enforcement. Permits are universal. e.g. if you are permitted on the Bouldin side, you’re covered on the SRCC side.

8 Planning & Zoning

Presenter: Anita Tschurr, SRCC Planning & Zoning Chair 

Robin Sanders and Anita to discuss potential opposition to HOME, position statement by SRCC 

Updates and general discussion, including proposed HOME zoning changes.

Anita presents a formal statement from SRCC to the City Council and Mayor regarding HOME.

Anita makes the Motion to submit the letter as presented to the EC. 

Chris Phillips-Frishman seconded the motion. 

Ayes 15, Nays 0, Abstain 2 – The Motion passes

The letter the EC presented to the Mayor and the City Council will be published on the page

9 Public Safety

Presenter: Chris Phillips-Frishman, SRCC Secretary

Rental websites may pose problems in our community by allowing party houses and disturbing the community. General discussion regarding enforcing rules and forming a database.

We are looking to form an Ad Hoc Committee to support residents of SRCC in identifying, reporting and collating information on nuisance and Unlicensed Short Term Rentals.

Chris makes the Motion to form the Ad Hoc Committee to identify troublesome STRs, Noah seconds

Motion passes unanimously.

Please contact Chris at if you’d like to participate


At the GM of September 19th, 2023, an Ad Hoc Committee was formed to address updating the Bylaws to include language for Virtual and/or Hybrid Meetings. The AHC never met.

Chris Phillips-Frishman makes a Motion to address the Bylaws and convene an ACH that will assist. Noah seconds 

Ayes 11, Nays 0, Abstains 2 – The Motion passes

Please contact Chris at if you’d like to participate


SRCC’s NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program is always looking for more participants. Anyone interested should contact Tom Groce, SRCC Public Safety Chair at 

The next General Membership meeting is December 19, 2023.

The next Executive Committee meeting is in 2024 – TBA

The Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm

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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: 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 

SCWAB: South Central Waterfront Advisory Board

SF: Single Family zoning category

ZAP: Zoning and Platting

Agenda Prepared by Noah Balch, Agenda subject to change.

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