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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 1:58 AM
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They are taking up the zoning cases now.
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They are taking up the zoning cases now.
Did they decide anything about public camping?
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 2:03 AM
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On public sidewalks, no camping. Sitting and lying are permitted when over 15' from a storefront.
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Their representative is making a damn good presentation why this is a no-brainer.
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I don't think everyone knows that you can watch CC, HLC, Design Commission, PC, etc. meetings live online as well as taped videos of completed meetings.

http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 3:36 AM
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Passed 6-3
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 3:36 AM
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Just passed on third reading, 6-3-1.
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It finally passes.. Alter is abstaining. Tovo Absent
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 3:54 AM
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Passed City Council on last reading tonight. It was a tough and emotional case for everyone involved. Following this on Facebook on ATXurbanists and it's clear that this is not the typical NIMBY v. YIMBY fight we're all used to. Hopefully we get a new land development code soon that will alleviate the need for so many zoning cases for increased entitlements.
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It's amazing that when there is a good proposition to help the homeless there is pushback. There should be more development companies coming out to help.

We will see how reinstating some of the camping ban actually changes much because even before all of this came into effect, there were homeless sleeping in doorways and other areas along sidewalks DT and there were homeless coming up asking people for money or food outside of Royal Blue Grocery on 3rd. In my area there was already a large homeless camp at the intersection of Manchaca and Ben White under and around the overpass of 290/71. That won't change and I doubt we will see police do much to enforce the ban because I didn't see much if any enforcement before.
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Passed City Council on last reading tonight. It was a tough and emotional case for everyone involved. Following this on Facebook on ATXurbanists and it's clear that this is not the typical NIMBY v. YIMBY fight we're all used to. Hopefully we get a new land development code soon that will alleviate the need for so many zoning cases for increased entitlements.
Just joined the ATXurbanists group. Some of those people really know their topic. I think I'll be lurking a while before joining that conversation. Thanks for providing the link.
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Just joined the ATXurbanists group. Some of those people really know their topic. I think I'll be lurking a while before joining that conversation. Thanks for providing the link.
what link?
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/atxurbanists/

Been a member for years.

By the way, I have a dinner planned with District 1 city council member Natasha Harper-Madison in a week and a half or so. Thanks in part to this group. Some great people in there.
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It's amazing that when there is a good proposition to help the homeless there is pushback. There should be more development companies coming out to help.

We will see how reinstating some of the camping ban actually changes much because even before all of this came into effect, there were homeless sleeping in doorways and other areas along sidewalks DT and there were homeless coming up asking people for money or food outside of Royal Blue Grocery on 3rd. In my area there was already a large homeless camp at the intersection of Manchaca and Ben White under and around the overpass of 290/71. That won't change and I doubt we will see police do much to enforce the ban because I didn't see much if any enforcement before.
I think there was enforcement before it was just not the "we are taking you to jail" type, which is why I ignore the hysterics from the extremists on the council. From an article on the downtown before the change in ordinance:

"officers interacted with more than 8,000 people violating the solicitation, camping, and sit-lie ordinances. Of those interactions, 98% of the time, people voluntarily complied with officers’ requests to change their behavior — so no citation was issued."
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