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Neighborhood Newsletter Aug 2016

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Click the image to download the latest Newsletter. Visit the download page for our Archives of over a hundred old Neighborhood Newsletters, Minutes, Meeting Summaries, Agendas, By-Laws and more.

This is literally the tract sheet put out by the legacy Dawson Neighborhood Association (DNA) 6x or less a year. It is the only published record of the activities and decisions they and the Dawson Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (DNPCT) made SEVEN to EIGHT WEEKS AGO. On the front side you will find the sparse Draft Agenda, and on the reverse side, you will find the heavily-abridged Draft Minutes. There are no alternate sources for this information, other than attending meetings and taking your own notes.

It will be delivered door-to-door later, probably the day before the upcoming meeting. If you think about the problems with this timing, you’re probably not cool with it either.

We’ve been working hard to cast sunlight into this reluctant and exclusive pair of organizations, so we reproduce the newsletter to those who have little hope of receiving a copy directly. Check out previous month’s newsletter posts for more points and unresolved issues regarding the DNA Newsletter, and how they’ve fought to prevent improvements requested by our neighbors.

For a fuller picture of what is going on in Dawson Neighborhood, keep your eye on DawsonNeighborhood.org, subscribe to the email list, and follow our many social media accounts! And of course, this is YOUR neighborhood website, friends! Send us your news tips, announcements and editorials any time for instant publication!

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Neighbors Vote in Favor of Variances for Guesthouse Hotel

On Monday, June 13, attending members of Dawson Neighborhood Plan Contact Team voted in favor of all 3 variances for the Guesthouse Hotel. It is to be built at 2510 S. Congress Ave by KRUG Development.

DNPCT will send a representative to the Austin Planning Commission to deliver their positive recommendation. This public meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 PM (check back here to confirm) at 301 W 2nd St.

The City of Austin will televise this meeting live on the web here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live

You can check back here to replay the meeting later: http://austintx.swagit.com/planning/

Read the Editorial from KRUG here.

Read the Editorial from The Church in Austin here.

Read the documents filed with the City of Austin here.

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Neighborhood Newsletter June 2016

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Click the image to download the latest Newsletter. Visit the download page for our Archives of over a hundred old Neighborhood Newsletters, Minutes, Meeting Summaries, Agendas, By-Laws and more.

Starting a few years ago, we had a secret squirrel smuggle the Draft Newsletter to us electronically before official printing and distribution, so we could provide it to all neighbors and give everyone more time to read it. Until then, it was typically delivered no sooner than a day or two before meetings, and only delivered to a subset of single-family homes! We provide the Newsletter online here to inform our 2000 apartment and condo dwellers, who now make up over 2/3 of the more than 1550 households (circa 2010, US Census) in the neighborhood. (more…)

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Neighborhood Newsletter April 2016

Please forward this post to any and all neighbors who might be interested. The printed edition is only delivered to a select few!

Click here to visit the download page for the April 2016 Neighborhood Newsletter and browse our Archives of almost a hundred old Neighborhood Newsletters, Minutes, Meeting Summaries, Agendas, By-Laws and more!

Starting a couple of years ago, we had a secret squirrel smuggle the Draft Newsletter to us electronically before official printing and distribution, so we could provide it to all neighbors and give everyone more time to read it. Since then, the Newsletter Editor has begun to post it online as much as a week in advance of Meetings. This month, it came out just four days in advance. (more…)

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