Brrrr! It’s been extra chilly lately. Kind of feels like…the holidays! So bundle up, dig out those holiday lights and decorations and bring some joy, warmth and smiles to all the friends, family and kiddos who love your dazzling displays. On the night of Dec. 13, the NWACA Holiday Yard Contest judges will be motorcading...Read more
Gather up your outdated computer monitors, old microwaves, IPhone3s, and blown-out stereo equipment. The St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Mesa Drive parking lot will be the site of the Northwest Austin Civic Association’s (NWACA) Electronics Collection event. We’ll be collecting old electronics, batteries, Styrofoam, and bathroom supplies - toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes, used razors, and dental...Read more
Neighbors have asked what impact the proposed 2022 AISD School Bond Program will have on neighborhood schools. Here are detailed flyers on each of our area schools: Anderson High School Doss Elementary School Highland Park Elementary School Hill Elementary School Lamar Middle School McCallum High School To learn more about the bond and see the language...Read more
NWACA is hosting two opportunities for you to meet with the candidates for our local AISD school board position 4 (Clint Small and Kathryn Whitley Chu) and for the at large position 9 (Arati Singh (incumbent) and Heather Tookin). The gatherings will be at Galaxy Café at these times: Oct. 18, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Oct....Read more
The Austin ISD Board of Trustees has called for a $2.44 billion bond package for the November 8, 2022 general election. On the ballot, voters will see three propositions that comprise the bond: one each for technology, stadiums, and general purpose. These bond funds are not subject to statewide recapture and go 100% to AISD. NWACA...Read more
It’s time to start thinking about the next election! Our District 10 councilmember isn’t up for election this time, but we, like all other Austinites, get to vote in the election of the mayor. The filing date has now passed, so we know that there are seven candidates for Mayor. We’ll also be voting on...
Dear District 10, I wanted to make sure that neighbors are aware of some upcoming engagement opportunities with my office. I would love to see you there! I am hosting a town hall on the FY23 budget and proposed affordable housing bond this Thursday, August 4th at 6:30 pm. We are meeting at the Jewish...Read more
Thanks to everyone who made this July 4th a great neighborhood event! We had a fire truck, classic cars, great floats, kids on bikes, a band, a terrific lawn chair brigade - and so much more!! And to follow it up with cotton candy and sno-cones and watermelon and donuts and tacos... and the fantastic...Read more
We still have t-shirts left... come see us at the NWACA booth at the Freedom Festival after the 4th of July Parade, and we'll be happy to sell you one! $10 each. As of July 1, we still have lots of them in all sizes, except Adult Large - only two left. So... come...
NWACA held its 2022 Annual Neighborhood Meeting in a hybrid form. For those who were unable to attend, you may want to review these items: NWACA Annual Meeting slides NWACA WUI Code Development Services handout NWACA-Vision-Zero-Handout PropertyTaxInfo-2022 To watch a Zoom recording of the meeting, go to this link in the next several weeks. After...Read more
NWACA Annual Neighborhood Meeting – May 12, 2022 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church – Huffman Hall Please join us at our annual neighborhood meeting to learn what’s happening in NWACA and around Austin. During the first hour of the meeting, you’ll hear from :
(a message from Austin Energy) Dear Austin Energy Customers, On April 18, Austin Energy published proposed base rate changes, launching a public, open and transparent base rate review process. The municipally owned utility is adapting to a changing landscape for electric utilities and specific conditions in the Austin area so it can continue to safely deliver clean, affordable,...Read more
There are three major road construction projects scheduled for our area. Preliminary work has already started on two of them with heavier work scheduled for the last half of this year. 1. As was mentioned in a recent NWACA Notes posting, the actual construction on widening Spicewood Springs Road is forecast to start this fall and...Read more
Several weeks ago, we asked Councilmember Alison Alter's office to help us respond to neighborhood concerns about how our streets might be impacted by the Autin Strategic Mobility Plan. Here is a response from Kurt Cadena-Mitchell in her office. Thank you for your email to our office about the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan which was...Read more
As part of their Climate Awareness and Action program, Congregation Agudas Achim is hosting a session on Zoom on March 6, to learn about climate change and learn steps that each person can take toward climate care. Register for the session here A Zoom link will be sent at a date close to the...Read more
Reducing speed limits to 25 mph in Austin neighborhood streets (streets less than 40 feet wide from curb to curb) was approved by the Austin City Council, to improve safety for all travelers. Streets to which this applies include those shown with dark blue lines in the map below. If there is a street which...Read more