Public input on CodeNEXT Draft 2 ended Oct. 31, and city staff are working now to get Draft 3 ready for its release date (November 28th).
On December 12th and December 19th, Draft 3 is scheduled to go before Austin’s two land use commissions for review. Both commissions are scheduled to vote on it Jan. 11th.
Next, Draft 3– annotated to reflect changes recommended by the two commissions– will be posted for action by the City Council on Jan. 26th. This prepares the stage for the City Council to review and debate preparatory to voting on it in April 2018.
In the meantime, the controversy over CodeNEXT continues:
- Anti-CodeNEXT groups have a petition drive going to require voter approval of CodeNEXT. If you want to sign the petition or just want more info on it, go to www.letusvoteaustin.org
- The highest profile pro-CodeNEXT group is Evolve Austin, whose web page you can find at http://www.evolveaustin.org
The official City of Austin CodeNEXT site is http://www.austintexas.gov/codenext, but it’s easy to get bogged down in the huge amounts of data and detail it contains. For a more general overview, try the CodeNEXT Hub, a site created by several local news organizations to pull together articles about CodeNEXT. Contributors to the site include the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Monitor, Austin Chronicle, Community Impact Newspaper, and KUT; it’s at http://www.codenexthub.org