October 4, 2019

Advocacy Update 10.7.19

Austin’s draft land development code was released last Friday
The long-awaited draft of the land development code was released last Friday.  HBA experts have already begun diving into the code.  The City Council has established clear policy goals that the code is intended to meet, a zoning map that will facilitate 405,000 new units over the next 10 years, with 130,000 of those units to actually be built after feasibility and other potential barriers are factored into the equation.  The HBA and other members of the Evolve Coalition will be meeting regularly to review and discuss the code.  If you are interested in participating in these meetings, contact David Glenn, Director of Government Relations (david@hbaaustin.com).

HBA HomePAC begins candidate interviews for upcoming November elections
The HBA HomePAC has identified five key cities to interview candidates for the upcoming November city elections (Kyle, Pflugerville, Buda, San Marcos and Georgetown).  HBA HomePAC Committee Members will interview each of the candidates in these cities and issue endorsements for pro-housing candidates.  A voter guide will be prepared in time for early voting on October 21. Help support this process by donating to HomePAC.

Williamson County Subdivision Regulations Subcommittee continues to meet
Nearly Last week, the Williamson County Subdivision Regulations Subcommittee reconvened after a recent open house to discuss the proposed regulations.  The subcommittee will continue to meet and make recommendations to the subdivision regulations for the foreseeable future.  If you have a recommendation or are experiencing challenges related to the subdivision regulations in Williamson County, contact David Glenn, Director of Government Relations (david@hbaaustin.com).