February 15, 2019

HBA staff assists City of Austin search for new Trees Division Manager

HBA staff participated on an interviewing panel along with tree advocates, neighborhood groups, and other stakeholders to vet candidates to serve as the new Trees…

February 14, 2019

HBA Government Relations Committee adopts legislative priorities for 86th Legislature

Last week, the Government Relations Committee adopted the HBA’s legislative priorities for the 86th legislative session. HBA Legislative Priorities Support TAB Legislative Agenda Support the…

February 8, 2019

HBA participates in Leander City Council Workshop to discuss Alley load Garages and PIDs

On Thursday, the HBA was invited by the Leander City Council to participate in a discussion about the city’s alley load requirements.  The city is…

January 31, 2019

TAB Government Relations Committee sets legislative priorities

Last Monday, the TAB Governmental Relations Committee convened to discuss legislation filed to date and further refine the state association’s legislative priorities.  Legislative highlights include:…

January 31, 2019

HBA reviews City of Austin new flood plain regulations

The HBA has worked with the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection division on their forthcoming changes to the city’s floodplain regulations.  These changes are coming…

January 31, 2019

Georgetown signs deal to consider roadway impact fees

As central Texas cities continue to look for new revenue streams to fund infrastructure, the City of Georgetown has just signed a deal with a…

January 18, 2019

City of Round Rock to Reinitiate Discussions on Roadway Impact Fees

At the end of 2018, the Round Rock city council voted down the initial proposed roadway impact fee ordinance and instructed staff to change certain…

January 18, 2019

HBA Engages City of San Marcos in Process Efficiency Discussions

The HBA is taking the recent efficiency successes at Austin’s Development Services Department to the City of San Marco’s Planning & Development Services department.  The…

January 18, 2019

HBA Meets with Austin Development Services Department on Concentrated Compliance Effort

In September and October of 2018, Austin experienced record levels of rainfall, resulting in delays in construction.  After the rain subsided, the City of Austin’s…

January 4, 2019

HBA Discusses Riparian Setbacks at Leander City Council

The City of Leander is considering adjusting its riparian setback regulations, which regulate how close a development can be to a waterway or stream.  Currently,…