Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 7:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

SRCC: See the future. Shape the future.



1 Welcome Members and Guests

Presenter unless otherwise noted: Noah Balch, SRCC President 

Verification of quorum. The Meeting was called to order at 7:07 pm

2 Approve General Membership Meeting Minutes

Presenter: Chris Phillips-Frishman, SRCC Secretary

VOTE on motion to approve minutes. 

The Secretary recorded Minutes for the General Membership Meeting of Tuesday, February 20, 2024; the Minutes were distributed for feedback and then published on March 2nd, 2024. 

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

Upcoming Meetings

General Membership: May 21st, June 18th, August 20th, September 17th, October 15th, December 17th

Executive Committee: May 7th (potluck!), June 4th, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, December 3rd

3 Treasurer’s Report

Presenter: Will Andrews, SRCC Treasurer 

All reports available upon request:

4 Membership Report

Presenter: Mary Janecek-Friedman, SRCC Membership 

At 272 Members, this is a substantial increase from the previous month.

5 Reports from Standing Committee Chairs

a) Planning and Zoning


b) Historic Preservation

409 East Monroe, this is being monitored due to suspicion of “demolition by neglect” – looking for Code Enforcement support. 

The Norwood House has seen some progress, more updates in future meetings.

1308 Alta Vista will be one of the homes featured in the Preservation Austin Home Tours, this coming weekend.

c) Finance


d) Mobility

Mark Thompson reports that signs are ready to be installed; Academy will be the first run, because it has experienced the most overflow, then the installation will move southward

PTMD are already looking at some of the areas, re: sidewalks, eg, extending the southside Sidewalk on Academy from where it ends at the pocket park behind The Lola, and continuing that sidewalk across Ravine and to connect to existing sidewalk there. That should help clear up a lot of foot traffic on the street.

Scooters in Austin have been greatly reduced, this is helping keep the sidewalks clear.

e) Public Safety

Tom Groce reports that the usual crime situation is continuing. Check our website for information from the city on how to be more cautious and prudent.

f) Parks and Environment

David Todd updates on the events at Blunn Preserve; there has been great participation and more are scheduled.  

g) Schools


h) Communications 

Betty Weed reports that the website needs to be authenticated; Betty has contacted those who hold the credentials. 

6 Reports from Area Coordinators and Group Representatives



b) ANC [VOTE re: ANC Resolution]


c) SCC


d) South Central Waterfront


e) St. Edward’s 



7 Officer and Area Coordinator Election

Presenter: Ruth Casares and Sarah Campbell, SRCC Ad Hoc Nominations Committee

Slate for SRCC’s Officer and Area Coordinator election:

President: Noah Balch

Co-Vice President: Robin Sanders

Co-Vice President: Ken Burnett

Treasurer: Will Andrews

Secretary: Vacant

Membership Secretary: Mary Janecek-Friedman

Austin Neighborhoods Council Representative: Betty Weed

South Central Waterfront Advisory Board Representative: Vacant

Area Coordinator – Area 1: Chris Phillips-Frishman

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 2: Russell Fraser

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 2: Theresa Corsentino

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 3a: Jo Webber

Area Coordinator – Area 3b: Brooks Kassan

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 4a: Sam Martin

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 4a: Carol Martin

Area Coordinator – Area 4b: Sarah Campbell

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 5: Neal Nuwash

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 5: Jon David Swann

Area Coordinator – Area 6: Taylor Coppock

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 7: Melissa Pepper

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 8: Kim Lanzillotti

Area Co-Coordinator – Area 8: Vicky Moerbe

Ruth asks for Nominations from the floor for Secretary – none were forwarded

Ruth Casares Moves to a vote; Sarah E Campbell seconds the Motion

Ayes 24   Nays 0   Abstains 1    The Slate as presented passes.

8 VOTE on Letter to Mayor and Council re: South Central Waterfront Combining District with Density Bonus 

Presenter: Wendy Todd, SRCC Member 

Review and VOTE to approve SRCC’s rejoinder with Bouldin Creek letter to Mayor/City Council Members.

Wendy Todd Moves to a support the SCWCD letter to the Mayor and Council; Anita Tschurr seconds the Motion

Ayes  24  Nays 1   Abstains 2   The Motion passes 

Review and vote on SRCC letter

Wendy Todd Moves to approve SRCC’s joinder with Bouldin Creek’s letter to the Mayor and Council; Anita Tschurr seconds the Motion

Ayes  21  Nays 2   Abstains 2   The Motion passes   

9 City of Austin Election Discussion

Presenters: Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar Bruce Ifant and Travis Central Appraisal District candidate Dick Lavine 

Discuss Austin’s upcoming May 4th, 2024 election.

Presentation and discussion 

10 Amendments to the City of Austin’s Land Development Code

Presenters: Anita Tschurr, SRCC Planning and Zoning Chair and Mark Thompson, SRCC Mobility Chair

Discuss H.O.M.E., VOTE on ANC Resolution, Consider City notice re: Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) Overlay and rezoning of properties into the ETOD Overlay within 1⁄2 mile of Project

Betty Weed Moves to vote on the ANC Resolution; Anita Tschurr seconds the Motion

Ayes 22  Nays 1  Abstains  2  The Motion passes 

11 Brief Presentation re: 2105 S. Congress (“Leland South Congress”)

Presenter: Drew Rafaele, Senior Project Manager, Drenner Group, PC

Presentation, update and information

12 Brief Presentation re: City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department “Youth Hostel Boathouse Feasibility Study”

Presenter: Brianna Frey, City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Presentation, update and information


Chris says it’s been a pleasure working with and to help serve our community…

Briefly discuss potential SRCC in-person meeting spaces – are there other spaces? 

The Meeting adjourned at 8:52

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

If you have questions about using the Neighborhood ListServ:

Check crime reports and statistics here:

The next General Membership meeting is May 21, 2024.

The next Executive Committee meeting is May 7, 2024 (potluck!).

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

TECHS CAT: Travis Early College High School

ZAP: Zoning and Platting

Agenda Prepared by Noah Balch,

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