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From 6AM to 2PM Sunday (11/17/19), our website ( will be down to allow for some scheduled maintenance. If you need help during that time, please call 3-1-1.
📣 #AmericaRecyclesDay PSA: Leotards are for 80s dance montages, not for recycling! Keep stretchy materials and other “tanglers” (plastic bags, hoses, rope, cloth, etc.) out of your blue recycle bins ♻️ Find out what's recyclable: #UntangleATX
#DYK it's the last weekend of #CreekShow! Stroll along the @WaterlooGW between 9th and 12th Streets for FREE... ✨ Illuminating art 🎶 Live music 💕 Family activities The show is open nightly through Sunday, Nov. 17 @ 6 p.m.– 10 p.m. More info:
🎉 We’re celebrating local artists @BigMedium’s #EastAustinStudioTour! EAST = free #PublicArt event Nov. 16-17 & 23-24: Check out @econvitalityATX features at stops 109-112 & 456 🎨 📍: Allochory by Jamie Spinello, Edward Rendon Park 📷: Philip Rogers
This Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., the City of Austin's @austintexasgov website ( will be down to allow for some scheduled maintenance. If you need help during that time, please contact @ATX_311 by calling 3-1-1.
El domingo 11/17/2019, el sitio web de la ciudad de Austin estará fuera de servicio por mantenimiento de 6AM a 2PM. Si necesita ayuda, llame a Austin 3-1-1.
#ATXCouncil has adjourned. A video of today’s meeting will be added to the ATXN.TV archive at👋
No place like home: #ATXCouncil released funds to move forward with the acquisition and rehabilitation of a 163-unit affordable rental housing development in Southeast Austin. 🏡 Info:
Breath of Fresh Air: #ATXCouncil earlier okayed funds for @CAPCOGTX air quality monitoring, outreach and data collection in the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown area. View real-time air quality conditions in #ATX at 🍃
Rainey Day Fund: #ATXCouncil creates a Special Revenue Fund to direct fees from developments in the Rainey Street Historic District towards improvements in the area, including those that celebrate its Mexican American identity, heritage, and history. 📷: Geoff Duncan
Life-saving business: #ATXCouncil has approved funding for facility renovations to five EMS locations and upgrades to three Fire/EMS stations. 🚑🚨 🚒
Can a local government adopt a puppy? Asking for a friend 👋 🐶#AdoptDontShop #Austin…
Ooh baby, baby 🎶: #ATXCouncil has approved an ordinance requiring diaper changing stations to be installed in new construction and major renovations of shops, restaurants + similar facilities, to help all caregivers participating in child rearing. Info:
Sheltering the homeless: #ATXCouncil authorizes the purchase of an 87-room motel in South Austin to provide shelter + support services to those experiencing homelessness. The location was chosen for its proximity to public transportation and health care facilities.
Pit Stop in the Park: #ATXCouncil moves forward with construction of an ADA-compliant restroom in Zilker Park, at one of the major entryways to the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Violet Crown Trail, for trail users and the nearby Hillside Theater.
📺 Watch the meeting live NOW at ATXN.TV or on Spectrum channel 6, Grande Communications channel 6, U-Verse channel 99. 👂 Listen on the radio at KAZI 88.7 FM. ☝️Follow Council actions live at: 🙋 Join the conversation by using #ATXCouncil.
Today #ATXCouncil will be considering 101 items ranging from EMS/Fire station upgrades and transit improvements to the purchase of a building to provide shelter and support services to people experiencing homelessness. 👀 View full agenda:
What a hoot!🦉Kempelen's Owls—two Texan great horned owls, each standing 7’ tall—were created by @NewPublicArt + can now be found downtown near the Austin Central Library. 📷: Philip Rogers (P.S. - Turn the secret swivel element under each bench to move the owls' heads!)
Austin cold weather shelters have been activated for tonight, Tuesday 11/12. Single adult men or women needing shelter should report to the ARCH by 5:15PM. Families in need should report to the Salvation Army by 7PM. For more info call the shelter hotline at 512-305-4233. #ATXWX
The City of Austin will conduct normal operations today. Due to local school district weather delays - including @AustinISD - employees with school aged children should contact their supervisors to make appropriate arrangements to adjust work schedules as needed. #ATXWX
Austin cold weather shelters have been activated for tonight 11/11. Single adult men or women in need of shelter should report to the ARCH. Families in need should report to the Salvation Army. For more information call the 24/7 shelter hotline at 512-305-4233. #winterweather
For detailed information on City of Austin closures, please go to
Information on the City of Austin's Veterans Day Closures can be found at City offices will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
TOMORROW: Join dozens of #Austin employers at a job fair specifically for #Veterans & #Military 🇺🇸 ⏰ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Nov. 7 📍 Workforce Solutions Capital Area (9001 N IH-35, Suite 110)
El miércoles 11/6/2019, el sitio web del City of Austin estará fuera de servicio por mantenimiento de 5:00 a.m. a 7:00 a.m. Si necesita ayuda, llame al 3-1-1.
From 5 to 7 a.m. Wednesday (11/6), our website ( may be down to allow for some scheduled maintenance. If you need help during that time, please call 3-1-1.
Start your engines, #Austin! #Formula1 #USGP is coming to @COTA this weekend. More info about the race, street closures & shuttles: And for all y’all heading out to the races, #BuckleUp! 🏎️🏁
Back by popular demand! Additional 1:1 appointments to deep-dive the Land Development Code Revision with staff are now available throughout November 👥 📅 Sign-up for Office Hours at:
#ATXCouncil has adjourned. We hope you had a spook-tacular time following along! A video of today’s meeting will be added to the ATXN.TV archive at👋
ICYMI: Life is gourd: #ATXCouncil approves funding for local mobility, sidewalk and ramp improvements. The construction projects include areas in all 10 districts and will include sidewalk repairs, ramps, handrails, bikeways, and Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades. 👍🚶♀️
Fang-tastic: #ATXCouncil authorizes an agreement with @TxDOT to install trash bins under certain overpasses and bridges. Locations will be selected by the city based on data collected from the Violet Bag pilot program:
Give 'em pumpkin to talk about🎃: #ATXCouncil okays an agreement between the City of Austin + @accdistrict. The city will provide classrooms at @aarcatx for ACC to offer free English as a Second Language and potentially other courses as part of its adult education program.
Boo-yah!👻: #ATXCouncil okays funding for @BiGAUSTIN to provide training, technical assistance and small business coaching services to creative businesses. Clients will include Art in Public Places + People’s Gallery artists 🎨
Atta-ghoul: #ATXCouncil approves an ordinance that changes @austinenergy’s approval process for multifamily and commercial energy efficiency rebates. The changes aim to reduce wait times for customers participating in rebate programs. 💡🔦
Spook-tacular 👻: #ATXCouncil approves funding to complete the Del Valle/Moore’s Crossing Fire/EMS Station currently under construction + funding for a new Travis Country Fire/EMS Station. Council plans to build an additional 3 new fire stations in the future.🚒
Creepin it cool: #ATXCouncil approves funding improvements to two runways at @AUStinAirport. The construction will include improvements to airfield lighting, electrical components, signage and runway pavement.
📺 Watch the meeting live NOW at ATXN.TV or on Spectrum channel 6, Grande Communications channel 6, U-Verse channel 99. 👂 Listen on the radio at KAZI 88.7 FM ☝️Follow Council actions live at: 🙋Join the conversation by using #ATXCouncil…
🤦‍♂️ But also ...🙋‍♀️ Waived adoption fees @austinanimals through Sunday? Scary good deal!😻 #HappyHalloween2019 #HappyHowloween…
Hallow!...Ween are looking forward to you joining #ATXCouncil today. #ATX! 🎃🧙‍♀️👻 Council has 55 items on topics ranging from new fire/EMS stations and @AUStinAirport runway improvements to sidewalk improvements + affordable housing units. 👀 full agenda:
Hey, @austintexasgov. Knock Knock... #KnockKnockJokeDay #HappyHalloween
There's still time to have your voice heard on #CommunityPolicing in #Austin. Survey closes Friday! 🗣️…
Congratulations and happy 1st birthday to @soberingcenter! In the past year, they’ve diverted more than 2,200 people from jail and the emergency room 👏 More info: #BeSafeBeSoberATX
Paws what you’re doing – it’s #NationalCatDay! Celebrate by finding the purrfect furever friend at @austinanimals. All adoption fees are waived through Nov. 3.
Making a difference can be rewarding. On #MakeADifferenceDay take a look at our volunteer page for year-round opportunities for individuals, families + groups to improve the lives of others and make our community a better place: 👫
ALGAE UPDATE: Samples taken Oct. 14 show toxins are still present in the algae, though the amount of algae has decreased since the drop in temperatures. Continue to keep pets out of Lady Bird Lake. More results coming mid next week:
⚠️Attention commuters⚠️: Storms rolling into #Austin around rush hour today could bring flooding and high winds. Know before you go: #AustinWeather
#DYK actor Robert Redford learned to swim at Barton Springs Pool when he was 5 years old? 🤩 @MayorAdler + #ATXCouncil members helped clean the 3-acre swimming area today for Council Cleans the Pool Day 👏@friendsofbspool @bartonsprngs
Looking for a scream of a good time Saturday? @Austin_Code's Spooktacular Bash has frightening free fun for the whole family! 🎃🕷️👻 #HappyHalloween…
The revised draft land development code is available for viewing. 📖 Learn more and join the conversation about it at one of several public participation opportunities around the City:
The City of Austin is building hundreds of affordable homes a year to tackle growing affordability challenges for low-income families – and to help prevent homelessness. 🏡 Find out how we're doing it:
📍Oct. 23 PARKING: Free parking is available in the City Hall parking garage (301 W 2nd St.). Please bring your City Hall parking ticket with you to the meeting for validation. Limited paid parking is available at the Central Library garage.
#DYK the @ElisabetNeyATX in Hyde Park houses the world’s largest collection of work by European artist Elisabet Ney? Help this local landmark by voting using the link below 👇…
This Saturday, Oct. 26 is the #RootsandWings Festival at @zilkergarden! Join this community-wide celebration of #ArborDay + #MonarchAppreciationDay. 🦋 Get up close w/ monarchs 🌳 Climb trees w/ City arborists 🖌️ Plus nature crafts, giveaways, + more!
Hey, #DYK the Western Rat Snake (a.k.a. - Pantherophis obsoletus) is one of the most common nonvenomous snakes found in #Austin? This one was seen hanging out in the Barton Creek watershed. 🐍💕 #ReptileAwarenessDay
Get those skeeters! Our Congress Street bridge bats are gentle creatures with insatiable appetites. Together they consume 10,000 to 20,000 pounds of insects per day. 🦇 #BatAppreciationMonth
El domingo 10/20/2019, el sitio web del City of Austin estará fuera de servicio por mantenimiento de 4 a.m. a 10 a.m. Si necesita ayuda, llame al 3-1-1.
From 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday (10/20/19), our website ( may be down to allow for some scheduled maintenance. If you need help during that time, please call 3-1-1.
🗺️ TODAY: Put the draft land development code to the test using your ideas during an interactive event: 1-8pm at City Hall. 🗣 Details on how to prepare and what to bring with you:
#ATXCouncil gives final approval for zoning changes to three tracts of land along Riverside Dr. and S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
#ATXCouncil agenda items 30, 31+32 have been postponed. Items 30 & 31 were resolutions relating to homelessness. Item 31 was related to potential action regarding the creation of a Rainey Street District Special Revenue Fund for improvements w/in the Rainey St. Historic District.
A real grass act: #ATXCouncil directs the City Manager to consider amending the Universal Recycling Ordinance to include organic waste collection at all commercial and multi-family properties. The changes will be considered after an Austin Resource Recovery pilot. 🍃🌳
Another one rides the bus 🎶: #ATXCouncil okays funding for the new @SmartTripsATX program to get those who have recently relocated to or within #ATX to choose more sustainable transportation options like walking, biking + riding the bus. 🚴‍♀️🚌
Supporting survivors: #ATXCouncil approves funding for a full-time advocate for the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. The advocate will work in the District Attorney’s office with prosecutors and local social service organizations to help survivors + their families.
In the bag: #ATXCouncil approves an ordinance that allows @AUStinAirport to move forward with implementing upgrades to its baggage handling system. Council also approved moving forward with upgrades to the airport’s bag tag sorting system 🧳✈️
#ATXCouncil has started discussions and possible action on an ordinance related to City Code Sections 9-4-11 (Camping in Public Area Prohibited) and 9-4-14 (Obstruction in the Downtown Austin Community Court Area Prohibited).
#ATXCouncil renews the South Congress Preservation and Improvement District for 5 years. The nonprofit South Congress Improvement Association will manage certain public services with the goal of preserving South Congress’ art, culture and businesses.
Going green with recycling♻️: #ATXCouncil ups the minimum recycling capacity requirement for multifamily residences. In Oct. 2020, the minimum requirement will increase from 6.4 gallons per unit per week to 24, or to an equal 1:1 ratio of landfill trash to recycling capacity.
📺 Watch the meeting live NOW at ATXN.TV or on Spectrum channel 6, Grande Communications channel 6, U-Verse channel 99. 👂 Listen on the radio at KAZI 88.7 FM. ☝️Follow Council actions live at 🙋 Join the conversation using #ATXCouncil
Today #ATXCouncil is considering 79 items ranging from homelessness to advocacy services for victims of sexual assault, and a proposal for Austin Public Health Dept to construct, occupy & operate Dove Springs District Health Facility. 👀 View full agenda:
Mark your calendars ‼️ Upcoming Land Development Code Open Houses: ✔️ 10am-2pm on Oct. 19 at the Conley-Guerrero Rec Center ✔️ 6-9pm on Oct. 23 at the Austin Central Library These are come-and-go events to learn more about the draft proposed Code. Info:
Algae samples taken from Lady Bird Lake are collected + tested biweekly. Results still show low levels of toxins. We need consistently cool temperatures + an increase in water flow before we see any changes. Continue to keep pets away from the water. More:
Have questions about how the revised draft land development code might impact your future plans for your property? Sign up for a one-on-one information session with City experts or attend an info session near you. 🙋 Events now thru 11/6:
Today starts #AVAFest, the month-long festival aimed at turning #Austin into a healing center for veterans through art. Now thru 11/16, view exhibits (like those pictured) + attend performances to support local veterans. Full list of events at #ATXVeterans
Happy #ComingOutDay #Austin. City employees celebrated Tuesday with special guest Miss Kitty Litter. “I want to express my cattitutde to the City of Austin for standing behind the LGBTQA community. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re less than.”- @ATXMiss #NCOD #BESEEN🏳️‍🌈
Answer: 1.5 million! #DYK Austin has been home to North America's largest colony of Mexican free-tail bats since 1980 and is the Bat Capital of America! 🦇 #BatAppreciationMonth
Can you guess how many Mexican free-tailed bats take flight from the #ATX Congress Street Bridge every day during bat season? (Bat season runs March – September from dusk to dawn.) 🦇 #BatAppreciationMonth
The @AustinAuditor wants your input on community policing in Austin. Survey link below 👇…
Fair Housing: It’s not an option. It’s the law. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home in Austin & think you’ve been discriminated against, call Relay Texas 7-1-1 or our Equal Employment & Fair Housing Office: 512-974-3251
People experiencing homelessness are cleaning up with the City of Austin's Violet Bags. One homeless person who stays at Cameron Road + Highway 183 said: “You guys are the reason we can keep our spot clean. Last week I picked up 20 bags.” Info:
📢🎨 Calling #Austin artists: Your work could be featured at City Hall! The #PeoplesGalleryATX is taking submissions for next year’s exhibit. Submit your 2D & 3D Austin artwork by 5 p.m. Oct. 27. More:
Keep our kids happy and healthy! #Flu vaccination has been shown to reduce flu-associated deaths among healthy children by 65%. Get your child vaccinated today: (for insured), (for uninsured/Medicaid). #ChildHealthDay
Have a friend or family member who needs help getting online? Tell them about our FREE classes for internet access, device training, job skills, and computer basics for seniors. Info: #digitalinclusion
#ACLFest is in town this weekend and next! Plan ahead for increased traffic downtown and don’t forget to... 💦 Stay hydrated ☀️ Apply sunscreen 👮 See something, say something 🛴 Travel smart:…
The draft Land Development Code and Map are here! 👀 Austinites are invited to learn more and participate in public events over the next few months before any Code revisions are adopted.
City staff have been working hard to revise the 1980s-era Land Development Code. We're counting down to the draft Code + Map drop later today. Watch this space!
#ATXCouncil has adjourned. A video of today’s meeting will be added to the ATXN.TV archive at👋
Happy trails! #ATXCouncil approves purchase of land by East Stassney Lane in southeast Austin. The area provides the opportunity to create a pocket park, improve trail connections, walkability & park access from the neighborhood to East Stassney Lane + McKinney Falls State Park.
Wheel-y exciting: #ATXCouncil approves contract for annual supply of mountain bikes to @Austin_Police. 🚴‍♂️ 🚔 APD officers with the Downtown Area Command Unit use the bikes 24/7 to patrol residential and business areas downtown.
Zilker Café is one step closer to reopening in Zilker Park. #ATXCouncil selects vendor to manage the renovated space, which hasn’t operated since 2016. The new & improved café will serve healthy, locally sourced food using recyclable containers + utensils.🍴🍎🥦 Sounds delicious!
Glove-ly news: #ATXCouncil contracts with the Austin Softball Umpires Association to manage and operate umpire services for the city’s softball programs. Nearly 7,800 softball games are played at city softball complexes each year. 🥎🙌
More crosswalks in Austin: #ATXCouncil gives green light to funding for @austinmobility to build 10 new pedestrian hybrid beacons in strategic locations throughout the city. The crosswalks will allow better access to bus stops and prevent pedestrian-involved crashes. 🚶♀ ️🚦
CORRECTION: This item was postponed until the Oct. 17th council meeting. Please check back with us then.
Request-a Fiesta: #ATXCouncil approves funding for design improvements to the downtown Fiesta Gardens Complex. Improvements will focus on restoration, historical preservation and greater accessibility.
🏡 Home sweet home: #ATXCouncil approves bonds to help fund the Oaks at North Plaza, a 62-unit affordable housing project in North Austin.
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