June Meeting Agenda & May Minutes & Bi-monthly Newsletter! Oh My!

We have had a heck of a month since we last met. Pete has been hard at work getting La Loma cleaned, Michael has been researching affordable housing options and I was able to get our boundaries edited. We are very excited for what the summer has brought us so far!

This months information is below:

  • If you couldn’t make the May meeting you can read the minutes HERE.
  • June Agenda:
    • Welcome – Pete Rivera
    • Treasurer Report – Michael Floyd
    • Bike Austin – Anand Raghunathan
    • Austin Parks Foundation – John Rooney
    • Committee Updates 
  • You can find our June/July Newsletter attached HERE.

Finally, we know that it can be tough to make it to the meetings, we will be posting a Google Hangouts link to this page once the date approaches. This will allow you to watch and ask questions from home! If you need help setting this up feel free to email us and we will walk you through it.

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SANA May Agenda: Tuesday, 6:30pm

Here is the agenda for our upcoming meeting. If you have any questions please let us know.

AGENDA

  1. Welcome – Pete Rivera
  2. Treasurer Report – Michael Floyd
  3. Govalle Pool Update / Art in Public Places – Susan Lambe
  4. Red Bluff/ La Loma & Update – Pete Rivera
  5. Clean Up Application – Mary Jo Fear
  6. SANA Map Boundaries – Maria Alonso
  7. Treefolks – Spanish Language Tree ID Walk
    1. – Tuesday, June 7th – 6pm-7:30pm, East Boggy Creek
  8. Committee Updates
    – Affordable Housing
    – Neighborhood Litter Watch – AKA Trash Talk
    Saturday, June 4th – Southern Walnut Creek Trail
    – Traffic Committee –

You can also download our flyer for the May 31st Agenda HERE!

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SANA Meeting Agenda: Tuesday, April 26

Here are some of the items that we will discussing during our meeting on Tuesday, April 26 at Zaragoza Recreation Center at 6:30pm. If you have any items you would like to add, please let us know as soon as possible.

You can also join the Sierra Club and some SANA members at an upcoming Earth Day celebration on Red Bluff. See more details on the event HERE!

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March Meeting: Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30pm

Happy Spring! We are one week out of our upcoming meeting and we wanted to post our agenda. Apologies for the short notice. The VP aka blogger has been off trying to fight off SXSW madness. Below is our agenda for Tuesday, March 29th.

AGENDA

  1. Welcome – Maria Alonso
  2. Treasurer Report – Michael Floyd
  3. Bo McCarver Presentation
  4. Red Bluff/ La Loma Hike & Update – Pete Rivera
  5. Committee Updates
    •  Affordable Housing
    • Neighborhood Litter Watch – AKA Trash Talk
      • Next Clean Up: Saturday, April 16th – Area around Santa Anna/Springdale
    • Traffic Committee – Roundabout on Ledesma!

As usual I have attached a flyer in English and Spanish for your canvassing and sharing pleasure. If you see anything that you would like to add please shoot us and email and we will add it to future agendas.

See you all next Tuesday!

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SANA Meeting: Tuesday, February 23rd

We are a little behind on sending out the agenda over here but better late than never, right? Below you can see our agenda. I have also attached a PDF/flyer of the Agenda  in English and Spanish should you want to canvas your neighborhood.

AGENDA

1. Welcome – Pete Rivera
2. Treasurer Report – Michael Floyd

3. La Loma Documentary – 11 minutes

4. Capmetro Summary – Sam Sargent
5. Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s Staff will present services information on: VA, SSA, Medicare, Medicaid issues

6. Committee Updates
– Affordable Housing
– Neighborhood Litter Watch – AKA Trash Talk

There will also be representative from District 3’s office so that we can further our conversation on creating a safe crossing for Eastside Memorial High School students.

Also, you can now find the Meeting Report and the Survey for the Govalle Pool Improvements at the project website. If you couldn’t make it here is your chance to get your thoughts considered!

Finally, early voting has started! You can vote ANYWHERE until Friday, February 26th. Then voting opens back up on Tuesday, March 1st. You can see your personalized ballot HERE. If you want to find out more about the candidates the League of Women Voters creates a very thorough guide which has most of the candidates platforms.

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Hope to see all of you on Tuesday, February 23rd!

Govalle Park Improvements / Jan 28

The City of Austin’s – Park and Recreation Department will be hosting a Public Meeting on January 28th on the Govalle Pool Improvements Project at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center.

The public meeting will include a presentation from the pool design consultant, Asakura Robinson, on the key elements of a neighborhood pool, design constraints, and layout options.  The community will have the opportunity to provide feedback and determine priorities for programming options at the pool.

The findings of the completed 2014 Aquatic Assessment identified Govalle Pool as a Critical Pool. The term, ‘critical pool’, refers to an aquatic facility that has the potential to functionally fail within the next five swim seasons. The classification was determined per the condition of the 60 year old facility.  In September of 2014, City of Austin City Council awarded a onetime allocation to the Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatic Division for refurbishment of Govalle Pool in the amount of $3,100,000.00.

Please join us to give input and get updates on our the new pool! This is an exciting project that has been years in the making.

If you can’t make it, please feel free to contact us with your ideas and we will forward them along to the City.

Hope to see you there!

December 15th Meeting Update

We had a  very informative meeting with a great turn out! It is great to see our area getting a working Neighborhood Association. Your participation, wether in person or virtual, is incredibly important and we really couldn’t do it without you.

You can read about everything that happened with the attached meeting minutes.

A quick synopsis is that we had a representative from the City of Austin, Rey Hernandez, present on the Govalle Pool Improvements and it’s general timeline. You can see the full presentation HERE.

We also had a representative from the Cesar Chavez Foundation, Alfredo Izmajtovich, come speak to us about their partnership with ThinkEast.  This partnership could really help a lot of the people being displaced in our area. There was also a brief discussion on the proposal by the City for Homestead Preservations Districts. The Housing Committee is keeping and eye on this issue. We as a Neighborhood Association will be integral in making sure that we guide the city to make this a positive change for our area. An overview of what the program might entail is attached HERE.

Finally, we had a representative from the Capital Metro tell us about the changes they will be making to help students from Eastside Memorial High School get to school safer.

As always, please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year!

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Austin Business Journal Article – Map: Where Austinites have lived the longest

Looks like some folks in our neighborhood have some serious bragging rights for how long they have lived in Austin…and in their neighborhood!

 “The small East Austin neighborhood that surrounds Ortega Elementary School might be the most authentically Austin neighborhood in the area. That’s because, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the residents of that neighborhood have collectively lived in their homes longer than anywhere else in the metro area

You can read the full article HERE. So fun to get a shout out of our little piece of Austin we call home!

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December 15th Meeting Agenda

We have our final agenda for next our next meeting on Tuesday, December 15th. There will be some exciting updates from the City and ThinkEast. Read below:

AGENDA

 

  1. Introduction – Pete Rivera

  2. Treasurer Report – Michael Floyd

  3. Govalle Pool Update – Reynaldo Hernandez – Parks and Recreation Department

  4. ThinkEast Update – Afredo Izmajtovich – Cesar Chavez Foundation
  5. Committee Updates

– Affordable Housing

            – Neighborhood Litter Watch – AKA Trash Talk

            – Speeding and Traffic Issues

           – Green Spaces and Trails

           – Airport Corridor Improvements

If you would like to add anything to the agenda please email us. Attached HERE is also our flyer should you want to print a few and distribute to your neighbors. Hope to see you all soon!

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