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Barbara J. Szalay commented on Paul Schumann's blog post What Goes In?
"Thanks for posting this. Teresa Dixon of Austin Resource Recovery contacted me today and asked that I publicize the following message:
"This is a reminder from Austin Resource Recovery to be sure and place your [old] trash cans at the curb Tuesday,…"
Dec 9
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"CodeNEXT is on Break; 3.0 due Nov. 28th but just heard from insider maybe January. Have to clarify original comment that post was "wonderful": trying to be encouraging.  Civic engagement is indeed wonderful; reading CodeNEXT at all is praiseworthy;…"
Nov 13
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"Tonight is "A CodeNEXT Conversation with the Mayor" Hosted by Council Member Ann Kitchen, October 26, 2017, at 6:30-8 pm, Zilker Elementary School Cafeteria. Last Community event for now is Saturday, Dove Springs Recreation Center, 10-12. (In Spanis…"
Oct 26
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"Note: all these community events are City-wide, NOT tailored to a particular part of town. Come to one or all. Tonight's event was great. (Excellent food too.) No one from LC or District 8 came except me (as of sign-in sheet 45 minutes in). Got bull…"
Oct 23
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"Next Fun (really!) CodeNEXT events are Monday 6-8 pm at Anderson HS (usually includes food and swag! CodeNEXT coozies! tote bags!) and Tuesday at City Hall beginning at 4 (with break-out Sessions to follow!) Austin Neighborhoods Council is Wednesday…"
Oct 22
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"No one from LC came tonight except me. Forget what I said re RR--RR, R1A, & R1B are all but identical entitlement-wise. (R1B adds Senior Living less than 12--who cares?) Re Para 1-2, tonight Staff said lot size is set in stone, so R1B is the only on…"
Oct 17
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"In sum, CN is going to pass. Too much money spent; too much momentum, old Code is too awful. 2.27 mill more to Berkeley based Opticos just approved. (But if you truly want CN to fail, D1 Councilmember Houston is your best bet.) Do comment on the map…"
Oct 15
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"Paras 6-14: 6: Maybe Marshall will just build houses. But yes, if it's re-zoned (much more valuable as commercial), you're smart to want a code ready. If none in Dr 2 will work, make up one w/ what you want, name it, & propose it. Comment on the Cod…"
Oct 15
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"Intro & Paras 1-5: As someone who's deeply involved in CodeNEXT: intro: BD (Sandy, Barb C., Paul?) oppose Draft Two. Fine, but in dealing with COA Staff instead of telling them what's wrong tell them what you want & do so briefly. Para One: BD says…"
Oct 15
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT V2: LCCO Board's Position
"This post is WONDERFUL and so well thought out, but perhaps a tad too long and dense for the average user. Could you pull out four very short bullet point goals? But I will read the whole thing & comment, next."
Oct 15
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT in 3 Minutes
"Also, while I appreciate how fed up this speaker this, my reaction as one quite involved in this process, , is to say of course the powers behind CodeNEXT want density. But it's a bit late in the game to object to the entire purpose of CodeNEXT, bec…"
Sep 18
Barbara J. Szalay replied to Paul Schumann's discussion CodeNEXT in 3 Minutes
"Thank you for posting this. A few comments: the pro-density folks argue that if you vastly increase density, the effect is to increase (1) the need for mass transit so it finally gets built (and used); (2) ridership of existing mass transit, thereby…"
Sep 17
Barbara J. Szalay commented on Paul Schumann's blog post Council loosens rules on accessory dwelling units
"Jim's presentation was very good. I had questions about the Firewise Presentation you mentioned after. Was that on October 7th? Did you go? Who was invited? Can you please post notes/handouts from that? Last night you said the folks on the greenbelt…"
Dec 4, 2015
Barbara J. Szalay commented on Paul Schumann's blog post A Tale of Two Cities: Seattle and Austin
"Thank you for inviting Jim Duncan to speak. I have heard him talk at   Land Development Code Revision Advisory Group  of Codenext, and he makes good, impassioned arguments. He really has the neighborhoods' backs. "
Nov 25, 2015
Barbara J. Szalay commented on Paul Schumann's blog post Council loosens rules on accessory dwelling units
"Pool voted yes first but belatedly realized her mistake. Amendment to base motion from agreement between Mayor & Casar: SF 2s were removed (though there are some SF 2 that already have ADUs & these won't be affected) ; cap on size added: 1100 sq ft;…"
Nov 23, 2015
Barbara J. Szalay commented on Paul Schumann's blog post Installation of Fiber Optic Cable on the Hilltop
"Update: yet another wastewater line was breached; that's why all the COA trucks were here. Many homes are still waiting on adequate grass. We are waiting on a sufficient check of sprinkler repairs. Masonry company was hired to repair mailbox & did s…"
Nov 23, 2015
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