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Letter to the Mayor & City Council on the Proposed Amendments to Camping and Sit-Lie Ordinances

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City Releases Draft of New Land Development Code: Learn more and get involved!

The City of Austin has released the first draft of a new land development code and revised zoning maps.

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Join us at our Future of Downtown Parks Lunch Featuring Celebrated Planner

Hear from one of the nation's leading urban thinkers and planners, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, on how we can ensure we are creating welcoming, equitable and inclusive places for our whole community to enjoy.

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Our Austin Story Project Recognized by Preservation Austin

We are honored to share that the Downtown Austin Alliance has been awarded a special recognition for education for Our Austin Story as a part of the 2019 Preservation Merit Awards.

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Support the Sobering Center on its One Year Anniversary

The community is invited to the one-year anniversary celebration and fundraiser for the Sobering Center. Enjoy live music by Newning featuring the Sobering Center’s very own, Stephen Strakowski, MD. All of the money raised will go towards advancing the mission and work of the Sobering Center.

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Join Movability and Apply to be a Best Workplace for Commuters–it’s a win-win!

Applications are now open for the Best Workplace for Commuters 2020!

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Call for Entries: Preservation Austin 2020 Historic Homes Tour

reservation Austin’s annual homes tour in April 2020 will celebrate historic living spaces downtown.

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Projects Working Towards Homelessness Solutions

Learn more about two current projects that are helping individuals and families in our community who are experiencing homelessness and find out how you can get involved.

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Community Leaders and Advocates Gathered to Launch Transit for Austin

Yesterday, community members, business leaders, and advocates gathered at the Austin Central Library for the launch of Transit for Austin, a new coalition in support of comprehensive, rapid transit system for Austin.

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How are you getting to ACL? Take the Free Shuttle from Republic Square!

Be sure to know all of your ride options and plan your trip before ACL kicks off next week. We suggest taking the free official ACL shuttles from Republic Square!

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Proposed Amendments to Public Order Ordinances

We have been working closely with the Mayor and City Council on amendments to the public order ordinances that will be discussed during a special meeting of City Council on Wednesday, September 18. We submitted the following letter to Mayor Adler and City Council this morning with our recommendations for adjustments to the ordinances.

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Republic Square Awarded Grant from the Central Park Conservancy

We're thrilled to announce that the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation was chosen by the Central Park Conservancy Institute for Urban Parks to participate in its first-ever Partnerships Lab! This program leverages the resources and expertise of the Central Park Conservancy that will help Republic Square create and maintain a great public space.

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Press Release: Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation announces pledge to help open shelter for women, children and families

The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation pledged its financial support for the Rathgeber Center—a new, temporary emergency shelter for women with children, as well as families.

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Do You Know About Our Downtown Safety Services?

Our mission at the Downtown Austin Alliance is to create, preserve and enhance the value and vitality of downtown Austin – That’s why our Downtown Ambassadors provide safety escort services between the hours of 6 AM – 11 PM every day of the week!

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Waller Creek Conservancy is Now Waterloo Greenway

Waller Creek Conservancy is now Waterloo Greenway! The organization recently revealed its new name, brand identity, and new website at a festive celebration at Symphony Square.

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Catch up on Recent Events Focused on Ordinances and Homelessness

Over the last several weeks, Austinites have joined city leaders and organizations to discuss the recent changes to Austin's public ordinances and learn about the city's plan to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness. You can watch the most recent discussions and public forums by visiting the links below. 

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Explore Austin’s Museums for Free on Austin Museum Day

Austin Museum Day is a celebration of art, culture history, music, nature, and science. Enjoy a free day at participating downtown museums!

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Mobility & Transportation News

Take a survey on the Austin Trails Pilot Program, check out this new resource for sustainable transportation options in Austin, and don't forget about the temporary road closures and bike lane shift along 4th St.!

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In Light, A Site-Specific Aerial Dance Performance at the IBC Bank Building

Since 2005, the company has danced on federal buildings, a power plant, inside and outside, bungee jumped over water, and on columns under on the IH35 bridge, on hotels, a bank and on 120’ stacks. Don't miss this unique dance experience!

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Updates from City Leaders: Town Hall Meeting

Everything you need to know for this Wednesday's town hall meeting, including resources provided by Mayor Steve Adler, Council Member Ann Kitchen, and the Homeless Strategy Office to get up to speed on Austin's public order ordinances before the discussion.

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Town Hall on Ordinances & Homelessness with City Leaders on August 21

Join us for a town hall meeting to discuss the recent changes to Austin's public order ordinances and the city's plan to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness. And get up to speed with these resources before the August 21 town hall meeting.

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Join our Team! We’re Hiring a Vice President, Marketing & Communication

We're seeking an innovative and experienced professional to join our team as the Vice President of Marketing & Communication to take our marketing, communication and research efforts to the next level.

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City of Austin Advises Minimal Exposure to Lady Bird Lake

The City of Austin is advising that people and animals not drink water or expose themselves for extended periods of time to Lady Bird Lake water until further notice.

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Are You a Business Owner Downtown? Sign up to be an APD Safe Place!

Actively work with APD to initiate Safe Place, a unique partnership with the business community that serves a critical role in assisting the victims of hate/bias crime, in our community.

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Capital Metro Gears Up for Back to School with Service Changes

Capital Metro is kicking off the school year with service improvements! The majority of the following service changes will take effect on Sunday, August 22.

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