This year’s Independence Day Celebration

This year’s Independence Day Celebration

NSCNA isn’t hosting its usual Independence Day Parade this year, but NSCNA’s Social Committee has decorated the fence on the south side of the Pillow campus (the Stanwood side). Decorations will be up from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.

We had planned to do more, as the photo below shows. Sadly, heat, a lack of people power, and the setting sun all conspired to limit what we could do.

If you find yourself on Stanwood, take a look

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REDISTRICTING PROCESS OPPORTUNITIES

REDISTRICTING PROCESS OPPORTUNITIES

The following communication from the City of Austin Auditor’s Office is posted for information:

“Dear Neighborhood Association and Community Organization:

SUBJECT: Redistricting Process-Help Shape Austin’s Future at RedistrictATX.org

The City Auditor’s Office has launched a citywide community outreach campaign for the City’s redistricting process. The City Auditor is looking for volunteers to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and the Applicant Review Panel.

Redistricting is the process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten … Read More

June/Summer Newsletter Now Available

June/Summer Newsletter Now Available

The June/Summer Issue of NSCNA’s Newsletter has been posted at nscna.org. To read it, click on the “Latest Newsletter” link in the right column of this page or click on the Newsletter tab at the top of the page.

Because of the coronavirus, print copies were mailed rather than delivered door-to-door. If you want a print copy and fail to receive one in your mailbox, please email your name and address to newsletter [at] nscna [dot] org.… Read More

Fence Decorating Project at Pillow Elementary School

Fence Decorating Project at Pillow Elementary School

To celebrate Pillow Elementary’s 50th anniversary, art teacher Suzy Swingle is spearheading a project to decorate the fence around the school. Any individual, family or group may design and decorate a panel, starting at the Rockwood-Crosscreek corner and proceeding along Rockwood. To ensure social distancing, Swingle has designated every other panel to be decorated; those panels are marked with pink tape. Participants will provide their own designs and materials; anything goes except for paper, cardboard and plastic cups. For now, … Read More

Online Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form Now Available: press release from the City of Austin April 23, 2020

Online Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form Now Available: press release from the City of Austin April 23, 2020

Austin, Texas – The Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form that allows the community to complete an online assessment for COVID-19 testing is now live on AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.

The new tool allows the public to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms without having to see a physician. The form will use an algorithm based assessment to evaluate whether or not an individual should be referred to a free testing site.

Completion of the online assessment will not guarantee referral to a testing … Read More

EVENT CANCELLATION

EVENT CANCELLATION

The April 25 NSCNA Garage Sale is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re considering scheduling a different community event in the future or a donation to help our impacted neighbors. To take part in these discussions, please email social [at] nscna [dot] org. We want your input, and we hope to hear from you!

NSCNA Social Committee

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Land Development Code Revision Meetings Postponed

Land Development Code Revision Meetings Postponed

These are extraordinary times and public health is paramount. In response to the increasing concerns and fluidity of COVID-19 situation, the City of Austin has decided to postpone meetings and action related to the Land Development Code Revision, including the meetings scheduled for:

We are continuing to discuss options

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PLEASE HELP NORTH SHOAL CREEK KEEP ITS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN ZONING

PLEASE HELP NORTH SHOAL CREEK KEEP ITS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN ZONING

NSCNA’s Development Committee is fighting to keep our North Shoal Creek neighborhood plan intact in the revised Land Development Code. So far, our efforts haven’t paid off. Now, we’re asking that all North Shoal Creek residents email the Austin City Council, asking them to reinstate our neighborhood plan’s zoning for two areas: Buell Ave. Live/Work District and Rockwood south of Steck. Here’s an explanation of why we’re asking this and a sample letter you can use if you don’t want

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