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					Imagine Austin
Community Forum Serires #1 Survey: What are Austin's strengths?
Imagine Austin's first survey was open from October 2009 through March 2010 and asked respondents three questions:

What are Austin's strengths?
What are Austin's weaknesses?
How should the city be improved by 2039?

This file includes the responses to "How should the city be improved by 2039?", organized by theme and sub-theme.

For more information on Imagine Austin, please visit:
www.ImagineAustin.net
respondents three questions:




zed by theme and sub-theme.
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Accessibility and complete streets –
Austin is accessible and safe for bikes,
pedestrians, and transit
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Accessibility and complete streets –
Austin is accessible and safe for bikes,   894504320     10874813
pedestrians, and transit



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Commuting – connected rail and bus
system, schools in walking distance for
kids, continuous bike lanes


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Downtown transportation – new rail
system connects neighborhoods to
Downtown, Austin is a world-class
capitol w/equitable multi-modal transit
(also some suggested I-35 removed or
buried)
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Bike commuters – increased
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Comprehensive and effective
multimodal transportation system –
fast, safe, efficient, rail system supports
downtown, walkers and bikers
everywhere


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Comprehensive and effective
multimodal transportation
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Improved public transit system –
Integrated network allows mobility,
increased lifestyle choices, TOD Living,
easy to get around, no need for car,
affordable, fewer cars on road/fewer
people own cars and public transit
offers a better option than owning a car,
high speed rail connects transit hubs,
reduced pollution, live-work activity at
transit nodes

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Pedestrian and bike safety –
sidewalks in all neighborhoods,
designated protected bike lanes on all
major routes, traffic slowing, pedestrian
crosswalks, connected bike trails
expanded to current city limits


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                               889090927   10874813


                               894105411   10874813


                               893793251   10874813
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                               891703065   10874813
                               898928032   10874813
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Pedestrian and bike safety –   932544987   10874813


                               939422961   10874813



                               943594221   10874813



                               943805625   10874813

                               944355642   10874813
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                             914277802   10874813

                             914641534   10874813


                             924767540   10874813

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                             929812075   10874813
                             922404229   10874813
                             922149050   10874813
                             942066419   10874813

Pedestrian and bike safety
                             965923011   11916790
(III A)                      965102855   11916790
                             965044300   11916790
                             962892963   11916790


                             974285343   11916790
                             967074870   11916790
                             950103157   11916790
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                             970839418   11916790
                             974088248   11916790

                             965581437   11916790

                             963065055   11916790

                             965109808   11916790
                             969277009   11916790
                             965110483   11916790
                             965059170   11916790
965059921   11916790
969377943   11916790
965067564   11916790


963077560   11916790


965001282   11916790
974340533   11916790
950209769   11916790

965224125   11916790
974288301   11916790
965235385   11916790
965291758   11916790


974354865   11916790
965068909   11916790
965029210   11916790
968002034   11916790
965074771   11916790
964950790   11916790
965150865   11916790
968818487   11916790
956521700   11916790
970681608   11916790
961794101   11916790
965137885   11916790



965200641   11916790
965465378   11916790


963077576   11916790
970822532   11916790

965850544   11916790


974099054   11916790


965102855   11916790


958918652   11916790

965568059   11916790
Pedestrian and bike safety   952561575   11916790
(III B)                      967016130   11916790
                             965273935   11916790

                             966437062   11916790
                             968818487   11916790
                             959588743   11916790
                             974356201   11916790
                             956204908   11916790
                             957358242   11916790
                             965235385   11916790
                             966173643   11916790
                             965101216   11916790


                             965155487   11916790
                             965923011   11916790

                             948051972   11916790
                             965571676   11916790
                             966299377   11916790
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                             965090292   11916790
                             965208006   11916790
                             960280627   11916790

                             965017284   11916790
                             964998992   11916790

                             952030015   11916790
                             965038372   11916790
                             965080247   11916790

                             961886140   11916790
                             967436084   11916790
                             957358242   11916790



                             964744458   11916790

                             966016517   11916790
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                             956087584   11916790
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                             966972006   11916790


                             959337723   11916790


                             948051972   11916790

                             965570025   11916790
                             965587079   11916790
                             969794054   11916790

                             950209769   11916790


Pedestrian and bike safety
                             947739108   11916790
(III C)                      965109955   11916790
                             970148734   11916790




                             965350961   11916790


                             966324717   11916790




                             965089962   11916790
                             972829666   11916790
                             954606881   11916790

                             964950790   11916790
                             969295245   11916790
Pedestrian and bike safety   997075884   11916790
(IV)                         996842155   11916790
                             996181416   11916790

                             981056713   11916790
                             988399398   11916790
986335579   11916790
985293911   11916790
976798786   11916790
980319641   11916790
988397475   11916790
989461977   11916790

989644629   11916790
988420773   11916790
988373077   11916790
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988781605   11916790
978850178   11916790
978805130   11916790
990663653   11916790
989403592   11916790
981108333   11916790
975134100   11916790
980362178   11916790
975352730   11916790



977351807   11916790
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988407225   11916790
996289145   11916790
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988729453   11916790

989461977   11916790
992920233   11916790
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989590358   11916790
977435501   11916790
981715166   11916790
996702835   11916790

989644629   11916790
988742634   11916790
977393594   11916790


989453484   11916790

991087465   11916790
988450113   11916790
992145606   11916790
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                                            991905278   11916790
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                                            996153626   11916790
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                                                  246




Shift in transportation hierarchy –
Pedestrians and bikers are treated
better then cars, walking above
driving/parking lots/freeways) / mass
transit is heavily used and there is less
overall congestion
                                    906786927   10874813
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                                    906107148   10874813



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Shift in transportation hierarchy   899590235   10874813
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Shift in transportation hierarchy   897338842   10874813
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Shift in transportation hierarchy   892056169   10874813



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Shift in transportation hierarchy   892955383   10874813


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Shift in transportation hierarchy   888139879   10874813


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Shift in transportation hierarchy   889049139   10874813



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Shift in transportation hierarchy   934098036   10874813

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Shift in transportation hierarchy   967466973   11916790

(III A)                             965873646   11916790

                                    962908753   11916790
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Shift in transportation hierarchy   959366185   11916790


(III B)                             962908753   11916790
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Shift in transportation hierarchy   959507866   11916790
(III C)
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Shift in transportation hierarchy
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(IV)                                977472508   11916790

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                                           91
Transportation serves compact,
walkable neighborhoods – stores,
services, schools, etc. are close
                                          906955731   10874813
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Transportation serves compact,
                                          937635704   10874813
walkable neighborhoods
                                          927071400   10874813
                                          922404229   10874813
Transportation serves compact,
walkable neighborhoods                    965164093   11916790
                                                 10




High-speed regional transit system –
Austin / Houston / Dallas / San Antonio

                                          891514639   10874813

High-speed regional transit system        934098036   10874813
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High-speed regional transit system
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(III A)                                   974237363   11916790
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High-speed regional transit system   974643144   11916790
High-speed regional transit system   964387664   11916790

High-speed regional transit system   989587416   11916790
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Stagger School and Buisiness Hours
/ Flex Time / Park and Ride
(III A)                              967418729   11916790


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Shared Hours / Commuting (III B)     963065055   11916790

Flex-Time (III C)                    971132072   11916790
                                             7




Parking

(III A)                              973136157   11916790
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Parking           965110915   11916790
(III B)           968740906   11916790
                  963044229   11916790

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Parking           965181306   11916790

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Parking           988355177   11916790
(IV)              992306132   11916790
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Control Signage

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                          4
Safety
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Assorted
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Assorted
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919591190   10874813


944355642   10874813
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Assorted   956389337   11916790
(III A)    965046590   11916790
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           970600078   11916790

           969153302   11916790
Assorted   967133351   11916790

(III B)    968299762   11916790
           965110775   11916790

           967166633   11916790
           970881561   11916790


           959441376   11916790

Assorted   974101048   11916790



(III C)    965873646   11916790
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           974684317   11916790




           954069915   11916790
Assorted   988382920   11916790
(IV)       974947952   11916790
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           976833428   11916790
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                  69
Survey Responses-Disaggregated



Better road design, not necessarily larger capacity roads.
 Design ALL new roads and streets to follow a grid pattern unless
geography actually makes that impossible.
  Provide wide easements on new roads and streets to allow for any
conceivable increase in auto traffic, sidewalks, bike lanes, and other
forms of transportation.
 Make long-term plans to connect streets that have been blocked by
local neighborhoods and poor planning, so there can someday be
multiple alternative routes across town; prevent new construction on
that land.
More bike lanes and creating a city that is walkable, large treed
sidewalks and narrow streets with mass transit
every road that's improved must include a bike lane

 Build new neighborhoods where grocery stores, shopping and dining
options, and community services (such as post offices, libraries,
healthcare, government offices) are easily accessed from nearby
neighborhoods via bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Limit 'sprawl' and
commutes all over town to access these types of services.

More Transit shelters, Transit shelters, Transit shelters. More and
better Sidewalks, Sidewalks, Sidewalks. More transit, transit, transit.

 Secure ways to get around by bicycle by more than just the young.


more parks, roads and other resources for South East Austin.
Narrow existing neighborhood streets. Don't let traffic engineers and
fire marshalls dictate the quality of open space in our neighborhoods.
All future street improvements should consider appropriateness of
narrowing the street cross section to slow traffic, consider how to
create front yard studio flats since most of Austin doesn't have alleys
for rear garage flats.
 Sidewalks on every city block to encourage walking (as a good health
incentive) & for safety of pedestrians


Improve bicycle, bus, pedestrian options.
add sidewalks on busy roads such as RR 2222 to allow residents along
those roads to walk or bike to local bus stops
Change development ordinances to require a better alternative mobility
street crossing section for moving people not in cars. Build the same
cross section retroactively where we need it most and implement City
wide in phases.
create a better flow for pedestrians and bikers

Create obvious crosswalks for pedestrians.
Crosswalk issues (too fast of crosswalk on 35th and Jefferson) should
be addressed with the pedestrians in mind, not just the flow of traffic on
35th street.
improve the streets so they can be safe
Go ahead with the nueces bike lane but address the barrier streets, as
well--those streets that are hard to cross to get from one place to the
other.
Make Austin more walkable. More and better sidewalks. Promote
walking as cool, it's good for the people of the congestion.

Standardize crosswalk signals--some don't exist and ped gets walk
sign automatically; some the ped mmust push to get a walk sign, and
some the ped pushes to get more seconds added--ti's ridiculous.
Make more sidewalks.
Encourage biking and walking.

Improve infrastructure for bikes so more people feel safe commuting
and running errands. There ought to be at least one N/S and one E/W
thoroughfare dedicated to bikes/pedestrians. Complete the path
around Lady Bird Lake and make more paths in scenic areas around
the city to take some of the pressure off this jewel. For now, improve
key intersections like at Cesar Chavez/South Congress, where bikes
going straight and pedestrians have to really watch out for drivers who
are not paying attention making right turns on red. There should be a
separate light for bikes/pedestrians, a bike box, or at least eliminate
turns from the second-to-the-right lane, which is rarely used for turns,
so when someone does turn from there, it can be dangerous.

more bike lanes, sidewalks, less car lanes. The future is sustainable
living working communities, not driving into work from the suburbs.
make Austin a more pedestrian city- for example, make one day a
week where only public transportation runs in the city, and no cars are
allowed - bicycles, walkers, and public transportation only.

Better, more accessible public transportation
better,cheaper,dependable,non-toxic mass transit
connect austin to make everything accessible to everyone it will help
increase revenue
Expand light rail/bus transportation to residential neighborhoods
Make downtown more access
Require access from multiple points of a neighborhood. Back access
can be a narrow widing road.
think in terms of moving around in an environment on foot or bike
instead of always having to have a car. This will create a more human
friendly environment
Quicker accessibility from east to west
more access for bikes and walkers
more areas that are pedestrian friendly
  Provide incentives for people and companies to use public
transportation. Provide incentives for companies that let employees
telecommute. Provide incentives for companies that go to a four day
work week.




build a western loop, build SH45. follow the model of other major
Texas cities regarding highways: Houston, San Antonio
build more roads
traffic on I-35 and throughout the city
fix traffic at the Y in oak hill
Look at where the road bottlenecks are and come up with a plan to fix
them.
Build roads including managed lanes and toll lanes
Opening up more roads/bridges. Connectivity is so limited.
We need to build more lanes on existing roads.
Complete 5 approved roads as soon as possible (290E, 290W,71,183
& 45SW), build WTP#4 as soon as possible
Better roads, an east-west highway from downtown to 620, an east-
west highway from downtown to 130, finish the highway interchanged
that aren't done yet. It would give better access to area where cheaper
housing would be available.
Austin needs a loop around town. There's currently no way to
effectively travel around town. Instead of reacting to population and
traffic flow issues, Austin should be more proactive...isn't that part of
city planning? Also 360 needs to be connected to MoPac at the north
end, by Braker Lane. It's rediculous that there's not a seamless
transition to get to 360 via the north end of MoPac.

 improve the roadways
plan to expand existing roads.
Start by at least doubling the traffic capacity of the crowded streets and
highways.
Delay rail and other alternative forms of transportation until people
show that are willing to give up their cars.
1. Focus on fixing the highway system before any expansion of rail.
Better tranporation(roads)
improving road system even if it involves more toll roads
more highways / expanded roadway network
Build a better road system.
Build some roads. .
 we have to stop ignoring southwest Austin and have to accomodate
traffic there.
more thru-roads that are one-way and broad with timed lights (like in
san francisco) so that one does not always have to take mopac, 35, or
290 to get anywhere!
Complete the highway fly overs in all directions (for instance, south
bound from 183 to I35). Austin is getting bigger and bigger, and the
easier it is to get from one side to the other, the more likely I am to
explore every corner.

build more strategically placed roads (alt to MOPAC)
improve traffic jams out in Southwest Austin. ie 290 and 71 as far
back as Joe Tanner Rd.
1. Create a good east west connector road.
Build a better road system with a way to route big traffic around the
interior
Optimize your traffic signals
Less emphasizes on devolping downtown and spending the money to
deal with traffic congestion
Better traffic flow for major East-West streets,
better traffic flow to MOVE thru inter-city intersections
360 needs to completly be a HWY with no stops from South I35 to
North 183
North 620 needs a ramp onto South 183
fix I-35
repave all the streets in West Campus...they are hazardous to vehicles

install smart street lights that can adjust according to traffic and time of
day (for example, the lights around UT do not adjust at 3am and still
have long pedestrian cycles even though no one is walking)

make rest of Mopac (south of 290/71 interchange) freeway (ideally
connect it all the way to I-35 at the SH 130 interchange)
need to look at ways to reduce congestion on 360 during rush hours

build more parking garages downtown and around UT
over the long term, 35 needs to be redone...maybe more double-deck
highway
make all of the highway interchanges full interchanges (290/71 & 35,
290/2222 & 35, Mopac and 290/71)
repave Guadalupe
we need a "loop" around Austin - that was supposed to be SH 45;
every other major US metropolitan area has a loop of some kind. We
need to relieve surface transportation.
Transportation - Highways (FREE)
Traffic improvements.
Traffic improvements
traffic congestion and also it is way to difficult to develop property in
Austin. Austin has a reputation as being far more difficult than
surrounding areas.
Build Roads...NOW!
Build freeways in #2 above
Bite the bullet and come up with money to add roadway capacity, even
if it means the city pays for work on TxDOT roads.
Continue to work on traffic issues. Develop a viable north to south
route besides Mopac and I-35.
Possibly including a carpool lane on Mopac and adding additional lanes
to 35
Improve traffic flow
eliminate current toll roads and scrap plans for additiional ones
mprove traffic flow on the freeways. Mopac is getting atrocious. 35 has
been horrible for years and needs more lanes. 71 at the Y needs the
elevated freeway extended past the Y. We cannot continue and wait
for traffic to get worse. We need to be proactive in planning road
improvements so the traffic does not get as bad as it is and cause
safety issue as it is now causing.
Develop and implement a comprehensive method of managing traffic
congestion on Austin roadways. Mandate that before any new
development (commercial or residential) can begin, a method of
dealing with ensuing traffic issues must be in place.

Do a 10 year plan for relieving vehicle traffic and light rail won't cut it!!
develop a new methodology for incorporating traffic impact analyses
into development plans that properly assesses the petitioner mitigation
fees that can be applied effectively to transportation infrastructure
improvements.
Fix traffic issues by having Public Works groups coordinate with each
other, for example development approvals and transportation
communicate with each other during the application process to
address need for having the applicant put in bus turnouts and left turn
lanes
Fix the traffic lights! Seriously, it's an easy fix and would make a
world of difference!
Fix the traffic nightmare in Oak Hill. The new traffic light at the end of
290 has created additional problems. Come up with a plan that creates
traffic flow to and from the local businesses (turn-arounds) like 183
has, and include the Y, which is the heart of Oak Hill. Perhaps a quick
fix could be to have the traffic light at Patton Ranch Rd. (still not sure if
that would work either)?
Repaint roads.

Improve/expand north-south traffic routes (i.e., I-35,
Congress/Guadalupe, S.1st/Lavaca, Lamar, Manchaca, Loop 1);
Finish the direct connectors from US 71 to I-35 South (under the
purview of TxDOT, but Austin should be able to do something about
this); add Bus Rapid Transit and get buses in their own lanes;
improved traffic patterns,
long term planning for improving traffic - roads, public transportation,
etc.
MAJOR highway upgrades, more public services.
More roads

My plan for improving the traffic: 1) have police actually ticket
aggressive drivers so that there are less accidents and smoother traffic
flow, 2) offer more alternative transit means to and from 6th street
(downtown areas) on the weekends until later at night. (Additional
benefit would be less drunk drivers on the roads.) 3) Put up more
security cameras in and around the 4th - 6th street area.
Number 1 = Fix the Y in Oak Hill. Build and toll the much needed fly
over. Much needed businesses will not establish until the traffic
problem is fixed. We're losing millions of dollars to non-existent
establishments.

Roads need to be fixed. There was a project on East 7th Street and left
the road really bad. Nothing has been done to fix it. Should really
consider repaving being that it is so bad that fixing those spots would
make it worse (it has already been tried). You guys are so good to fix
the roads in Travis Heights and other rich neighborhoods, but not East
Austin. Try driving down Montopolis between Ben White and Riverside.
A gravel road is much better than that stretch. I would also recommend
you guys put a center lane on South First to help the ease of traffic.
 adjust trafic lights to improve trafic flow.
Charge more for every road. Tax gas. Tax every mile of auto use.
road repair in neighborhoods and through fares, competative costs for
city services. Upkeep of city annexed areas which includes street,
sidewalk, drainage maintenance and repair.
some downtown streets need repaving
Improve roads. Especially on the Eastside of town.
expand and complete highway systems, regulate more lights, instruct
police to not sit on side of hwys that slow down traffic when already
congested
Expand MoPac to 6 lanes going north and southbound.
Finish the roadway through Oak Hill.
Improve highway system to ease congestion and traffic
Improve highway travel and
improve the road network
Limit extent of toll roads.
Revamp the timing of all traffic stop lights to shorter times. This will
move vehicles more quickly through the intersections and not give
drivers so much dead stop time at lights where they begin texting,
calling on phones, putting on makeup, eating, drinking GETTING
DISTRACTED from safe driving and then RUSHING THRU YELLOW
LIGHTS CAUSING ACCIDENTS!!!! Houston street traffic has always
moved at a fast enough pace to keep drivers alert and on their toes,
NOT distracted.
Keep new road construction DOWN; no toll roads; .
Possibly, Law for big trucks to use 130 especially if they are going from
one side of Texas to the other.
Pressure TXDOT to ease TX130 tolls for semi's traveling through, to
ease IH35 traffic.
Move freight rail from MoPAC to allow commuter rail to reduce traffic
congestion

Also, we must spend money on traffic infrastructure. Traffic is a major
problem in this area. People are still going to move to this City whether
you build roads or not, so we mine as well build roads and lighten the
traffic burden. Not building roads will not prevent urban sprawl.
Add more parking garages
 traffic solutions
more roads (or improving existing roads)
improve the infrastructure.
more roads,
Build new roads UP not out (bridgeways *over* existing roads) to
alleviate traffic congestion.
Provide reliable utility and transportation infrastructure.
 We need to protect central neighborhoods from excessive cut-through
traffic.
Add (free) lanes to Mopac & IH 35 where possible.
have roads with medians that have trees,
 Restrict 18-wheel trucks from driving through Austin (I-35) during rush
hours (7 to 9 AM or 4 to 6 PM).
   I know the roads have been monitored trying to synchronize the
lights, but I still think there is room for improvment in this area.
 I would also like to see smaller buses and pull-ins for buses at bus
stops so they won't block one lane of traffic on a two lane road; not to
mention the safety for the riders boarding and unboarding.
wider side walks and make a business access ramp for 1st through
15th st. the 6th street exit back up traffic too much.
  Improve I-35 corridor and MoPac near downtown, Finish Y at Oak
Hill interchange
As a south Austinite. , we need hgwy 45 off Mopac becuase traffic on
Brodie is insane.
 invest in transportation infrustrcuture,
Why is there a stop light at Mopac and Slaughter? Can you imagine a
stop light at I-35 and Slaugher? Major transportation arteries should
not have stop lights, that is dumb.
We must resolve the traffic issue. The ideas of don't build it and they
won't come or they will use public transportation are false. It is unsafe
to be in the central neighborhoods as a result of I-35 and MOPAC
congestion.

 Improve traffic congestion problems
Timing of downtown traffic lights
Install a smart traffic grid that includes metering.
We need an improved road network.

Widen our highways especially mopac and 360. Help communities like
Oak Hill catch up with the rest of the Austin beautification projects.
Toll Roads, that should not be toll roads. They should have been
funded and built years ago as Austins roads, not toll roads.
gotta do something about this traffic! my god really come on now, it's
really frustrating.
expand major traffic arteries build more parking lots - but make them
attractive

More major arterials for improved traffic flow--not elevated
expressways, which physically put barriers between
neighborhoods and rob areas of their beauty, but widened major
streets with better coordination of lights, landscaped median strips, etc.
Work with Texas DOT in building roads that work better. IH-35 and
MOPAC can be widened to accommodate more traffic flow.
widen the Mopac bridge and Mopac from 1st to 45th,
We have to begin condemning land and homes to make east/west
corridors.
Improve traffic infrastructure, OR develop extensive light rail system
that actually works and services North AND South Austin.

BUILD ROADWAY CAPACITY;
build the connectors for junctions such as Ben White and I-35 and
create better traffic flow in town with coordination of lights (really
lacking good cross-town byways)
Build a centra-city crosstown highway. (This is now an almost
impossible task. It was hard to do in the '70s, more difficult in the '80s
and '90s. Now the city will be hard-pressed to develop any sane
crosstown route, but such a rout is necessary.
Austin MUST expand the roads in and out of the city and increase
parking--they both have to be the number one concern. There is no
point in creating wonderful reasons to visit Austin if no one can get
there!
Build more highways
Create two-way frontage roads -- This would alleviate traffic congestion
and would decrease accidents. -Have street signs more visible,
especially on frontage roads
Before an East freeway/tollway is built, Austin can and definitely
should, at the very least, synchronize traffic signals on 290 East to
facilitate the smooth flow of traffic, especially during rush hours. This
is not rocket science! The amount of gas wasted while cars sit idling at
lights, even when there is NO cross traffic, is so easily minimized with
current technology.
build a traffic loop around the City
Build better roads. Stop building where there are not enough roads -
like 6th and Lamar. Stop it! You can't get any more people into
downtown and Texans love their cars - they won't ride a train or bus to
go downtown.

Cameras could be installed on I-35 to monitor noncompliance by thru
truck traffic...and violators diverted on each end would be heavily fined.
Word would get around quickly. Traffic would be significantly reduced
and overall safety would be significantly approved.
Cluster groups of traffic lights close together and put them on the same
timing.
expand IH-35 so that people are not afraid to drive on it
Improve road systems starting with high priority bottlenecks such as
360 and Mopac.
improve traffic
improve traffic
How long has Austin really needed a crosstown expressway between I-
35 and Loop 360...and 620 now???? We need to do in Austin what
San Antonio...put in an elevated freeway with limited access like they
did many years ago between the airport and downtown. It would begin
where 290 East intersects I-35.
More toll roads

No one can argue that the sheer number of tractor trailer rigs on I-35 is
almost constantly creating a very dangerous situation for commuters,
especially during rush hours. Such vehicles (anything above 2 axles)
that do not have a delivery in the Austin area must be required by law
to use the tollway system...and as an incentive, reduce the toll for such
vehicles during certain high flow hours, say 5 to 9 AM and 3 - 7 PM.
Pay attention to traffic and don't simply build more roads.
Place added managed lanes on every major freeway possible to
dramatically enhance transit and encourage car pooling. This should
be partially funded by Cap Metro by its ability to operate on less money
by focusing on cost-effective transit.
Serious widening of MoPac, IH35, No. Lamar
Signals for 290 traffic should always remain green UNLESS there is
cross-traffic present to initiate a cycle.
Get better/more routes to drain/avoid rush hour's traffic
better traffic planning
traffic
traffic free
Open wider streets east/west
Fix roads.
Improve road mobility to reduce major bottlenecks.
Provide carpool incentive with more 'managed' lanes.
Improve the flow of traffic.
add a bus-only lane
lower speed limits
Relieve congestion
Have MoPac tollway expand entire length of city...and straiten out
bottleknecks if possible on both MoPac Expr and I-35
Make bigger street signs that help drivers know where to go and find
things in our city
Give drivers alternate routes when an accident occurs so that we don't
tie up traffic for hours at a time

Take out the curve on I 35 between Oltorf and the river bridge. That is
where the bottle neck starts.
Speaking of bottleneck, Congress ave is two lanes between North
Bluff and Foremost. A real pain.
Consider utilizing traffic sensors to improve timing of traffic signals
lower speed limits in high collision areas.
build or finish the roads to move traffic faster
Build new roads.
Widen and improve existing roads.
Expand Mopac, deal with immediate transportation issues

No more damn toll roads (so few use them they haven't helped! (130
has NOT taken a significant amount of traffic away from downtown!)
Foster toll road development.
Create HOA lanes.
Widen I-35 bridge over Colorado.
Something really needs to be done about the roads.
I'm not sure there are adequate resources to fix the traffic situation
(since 45 didn't alleviate it at all); but perhaps we could mandate that
18-wheeler trucks be redirected to 45.

releive the traffic on IH35. Let the big trucks use 130 at a reduced fee.
If possble, ih-35 upper-ramp would be great if it ran all the way to
riverside or oltorf.
install fly-over/under at congested intersections
discourage automobile use (remove on-street parking, raise costs of
parking meters
I still wish we could widen both the 35th/38th Streets &
Northland/Koenig Ln. corridors (betw. Mopac & I-35) into broad,
landscaped boulevards w/ medians & turning lanes.
Parking/transportation.
first, ih-35 shouldn't have dropped off at MLK toward downtown(this
was a stupid idea, knowing that workers migrate to Austin and not live
here); it should have been extended to Oltorf.

Traffic lights should cycle more slowly (longer red and green light) to
improve traffic flow. Fast light cycling is the same as an expensive
stop sign, where everyone has to stop at every intersection!!!
Improve traffic flow with better controlled traffic signals that match
traffic and times of day.
 Work on better synchronization of traffic lights to improve flow during
peak hours.
Better traffic control: Better timing for lights; timing that's sensitive to
rush hour

more toll roads more freeways less traffic light on major thruways
more traffic inforcement in neigborhoods
More traffic lane miles
More traffic lanes on existing roads and more new roads
improve traffic
Improve traffic - lower toll fees or create hov lanes
Improve traffic conditions

Improve traffic congestion. Syncronize traffic flow and traffic signals.
Improve traffic controls, Visit other metro areas with bigger traffic
issues and adopt similar strategies
Improve traffic efficiency by adding lanes or overpasses to existing
roadways.
Improve traffic flow
improve traffic flow: stop closing the roads!
Improve traffic infrastructure
improve traffic patterns
improve transportation
improve transportation
improve transportation infrastructue (roads and mass transit)
improve transportation infrastructure
a plan to get big trucks to use 130
A toll-free and parkway design for Oak Hill (290/71 area)
Add 1-2 south bound lanes on MOPAC between lady bird lake and
Hwy 71/290
add center lane to S. 1st street for better access to downtown
add HOV lanes to I-35, Mopac and 183
add left turn lane & bus pullouts to Manchaca Rd.
Add more lanes and roadways
Add more parkways
Add Road capacity
Add upper deck to MoPac
Additonal upper deck road ways through town
Address traffic congestion west to east, not just north and south
Another lane on Mopac
Assist and work with neighborhoods in reducing cut-through traffic
through residential streets and subdivisions.
attention to traffic congestion
Balance timer and sensor traffic signals for efficiency
better east west traffic
Better cross city throughways
Better long-term planning for neighborhoods and roads
better planning for traffic
better roads
better roads
Better roads
better roads - maintenance
Better roads, highways
Better roads/access/parking
better streets
better timing of traffic lights to ease congestion and improve the flow of
traffic
BETTER TRAFFIC CONTROL
Better traffic flow
better traffic flow without toll roads-our taxes pay enough
Build a freeway. We have people moving here everyday
Broaden all major and secondary roadways
road expansion
Road improvements (not sure how at this stage)
ROADS
Roads
Roads need to be fixed, they are unexceptable
roadways need repairs
traffic
traffic
TRAFFIC
Traffic engineering
traffic flow
Traffic flow
Traffic improvement (see #4-Other Weaknesses Above)
Traffic improvements
Traffic is being somewhat addressed esp around the airport
Traffic lights need to be shorter
traffic mangement/roadway redesign needs top priority
traffic on beecaves
Traffic solutions
traffic. semis off i-35
traffic/roads
TRAFFIC: expand existing streets like Metric Blvd, Enfield Rd, Lamar,
and many others
Work on infrastructure - roads

widen 15th street (and add center lane) for better access to downtown
Widen I-35 and Mopac without widening their footprints. For instance,
make I-35 a true double deck freeway to improve capacity, but
preserve neighborhoods.
Widen Mopac and Loop 260
Widen MoPac, convenient mass transit
Widen or deck the highways throughout Austin. For a city this size
they need to be at least 5 lanes wide.
widen roads ahead of traffic flow needs
widen the lanes on 183 north between Duval and Anderson Mill
widening streets
Wider roads to support population
The Toll Rd is not actually used as a bypass for the city and truckers
never seem to use it. Work with TXDOT to allow them to use it for free
or at a discounted rate so that the Mopac and I-35 congestion is less.
Market the tollroad in a way to let the truckers know it's available for
free or at a discounted rate.
the traffic flow here is terrible. signals need worked on as far as timing
goes
relieve traffic congestion
Remove 18-wheelers from I-35
build additional east-west roads
build additional north south roads
Build additional or add to the current interstate highways
Build additional roads (toll if needed)
Build bigger roads to accomodate the traffic issue. Better public
transport might help too.
build bigger roads; improve facilitation of traffic
Build connecting roads, esp. down south between mopac & 35
Build cross town freeways in central city
bulid highways in south austin
Build roads first, maybe improve bus service
build roads or expand them
build roads with better flow of traffic
Build SH 45 SW from IH 35 to MoPac
Build more quality roads
build more roads (even if they are toll) - MoPac and I35 are too
congested and take away from quality of life
Build more roads and expresways
Build more roads to ease I35 and mopac
Build more roads.
build more highways & thoroughfares. NOT toll roads!
Build more lanes for I-35 or alterinate North/South roads.
Build more and better roads.
BUILD HOV LANES
Build out the freeways! Especially at the 290 in Oak Hill
Change IH35 exit signs to give traffic more time to maneuver safely to
make turns
commercial vehicles should be diverted away from IH-35
COMMON SENSE ROADS NOT TOLLS
complete 290/71 west interchange at Oak Hill
complete a free loop around the city
Complete all planned road work, especially at major intersections
Complete all toll roads to create a continuous traffic pattern for Austin
and 2nd tier suburbs
complete flyovers
Complete highway interchanges such as 35 and Ben White.
Complete highway interchanges throughout City
Complete highway/overpass projects that have stalled
complete IH 35 flyovers at Ben White Blvd.
Complete Loop 1 and expand I-35 to support the ever increasing
traffic.
complete loop 45
Complete Mopac to 71, 71 to IH35 interchanges
Complete roadway projects to reduce traffic delays
Complete some road projects
Complete the flyovers from I-35 to 71
complete the highways in the Oak Hill area
Complete unfinished highway on-ramps for Mo-Pac and I-35
connect freeways with ramps
connecting 71 to S IH-35 (more of a state issue, but it needs to be
pushed)
concentrate on traffic relief - improve intersections with heaviest flows;
more red light cameras
Comprehensive traffic plans that don't discriminate (i.e. NO MORE
TOLL ROADS)
Continued work on highways
Continue to strive to move truck traffic to toll roads and off of I-35
Continue to improve roads and infrastructure
Continue to improve traffic control and streets
Continue to improve traffic flow
Continue the 290 Highway in Oak Hill out past 1826.
Continue the balance of core services and citizen initiatives
Contract with or hire traffic engineers to design a decent road system
and develop sensible traffic control
Continue working on improving traffic conditions
Continue working on mobility management, not more roads, which just
fill up immediately.
create a central E/W travel corridor by double decking 2222/Koenig
Crack down on those exit-hoppers!
Create better traffic flow during peak driving hours
Create well defined collector roads for East to West
Create other highways adjacent to IH 35 (e.g. Mopac) to connect to IH
35 north and south of Austin, TX
Deal effectively with the traffic. One of the main ways to get folks to
STOP RUNNING LIGHTS AND STOP SIGNS IS CAMERAS).
deal with I35 and MoPac traffic problems
define and come up with a comprehensive plan to maintain and
expand roads
Develop an overpass at the Y in Oak Hill
Develop a plan to address the traffic situation
Develop a beltway for the West side of Austin even if it has to go most
of the way out towards Dripping Springs.
Develop a Freeway System
Divert through travel from running through urban Austin
don't toll existing roads
Don't toll roads that have already been paid for
Double deck Mopac
double deck the freeways
double the lanes of I-35

Do something about the roads/routes...NO new toll roads or toll lanes
Do not build SH 45.
eliminate frontage roads
eliminating or reducing the Toll fees
Eliminating tolls on toll roads, so more people use them
expand arterial road and major highway routes
Expand Freeway System
Expand I35
Expand IH-35 to 12 lanes from US-183 to SH-71 and eliminate the
upper deck
Expand Mopac, I-35, Lamar
Expand pay surveys to include private sector.
Expand roads in ways that make sense (NOT like Parmer/MoPac)
Expand the highways to allow more lanes, cars
expanding IH35- go up
Expanding roads
EXPANSION OF I 35 FROM RIVERSIDE TO 51ST ST
Expansion of roads and highways - traffic lights are not a solution
Expansion or widening of Mopac and 35. We need more than 6 lanes
through downtown.
enlarge MOPAC capacity
find a way to get 18 wheelers to use toll roads instead of IH35
Fix inner-city streets
Fix Riverside Dr.
fix the highways in Oak Hill (290 & 71)
Fix the roads
fix the roads / especially Lamar
fix the streets in comunities
Fix traffic - put up signs, time the lights, finish road projects in a
TIMELY way.
Fix Traffic Congestion
Flyovers
Finish making 183 a FREEWAY from 290 to 71
Finish road projects that have stalled. I know some of this is due to
state issues not local but it's very frustrating.
finish road work the first time
finish roads and build accordingly- by the time a road is done its
already 10 years behind and inadequate
finish the bottleneck road in oak hill
finish flyovers at IH35 and 290
finish fly-overs mopac & Ben White, Ben White & I-35
Finishing Highway interchanges between 71 and IH35, etc
fix 2222 and IH-35.
Fix I35 and Mopac
FIX IH 35!! Widen - double up - something!!
Force truckers traveling N/S on I-35 to use the toll-way bypassing
Austin; if it means subsidizing tolls for truckers, so be it; pay for it with
HEFTY fines for violators.
Freeways for western outskirts
get rid of the toll roads!!!!
get some major thoroughfares going east and west besides 183 & 360 -
need some midtown options
Get some roads built
Get the traffic lights timed! We're burning energy & polluting at red
lights.
High occupancy lanes
Highway Infrastructure (fix it, fix it, fix it)
highways are needed that connect from one end of the city to the
other. for example having 290 in south austin connect to 290 in north
austin to avoid I35
If you don't want to make the tolls free, make them free during peak
travel times, 6-9am and 4:30-6:30pm
Immediate improvement of streets and roads downtown.
Improve east-west passage. This will allow alternates around traffic
jams.
Improve freway system
Improve Highway Infustructure
improve highway system and mobility
Improve Infrastructure...improve traffic light flow, widen/build roads
where possible and support open market for all utilities.
Improve mobility between austin and greater austin areas
Improve the roads - NOW! fix 'em and build more!
improve the highway infastructure without Toll roads
Improve the infrastructure, roads throughout the city
Improve the east-west roadways
Improve roads
improve roadways
Improve transportation, not with high-dollar retro-fittings of the city with
rail or forcing traffic to slow down, but with more open lanes/roads and
synchronized lights and better organization so that traffic continues to
move. This will also improve pollution concerns, since internal
combustion engines all produce a basic amount of pollution regardless
of whether they are moving or not, but faster traffic keeps the time
those engines run to a minimum and spreads the exhaust over a larger
area, decreasing its concentration.
Improving freeway and arterial road system without tolls
Improving IH35, and Mopac
Improving roads
Improving roadways to accommodate growing population
Improving/widening Mopac & IH 35
improve Y at 290/ 71
Increase car lanes on roads and expressways
increased highway infrastructure
increase road infrastructure
Increase flow on I-35 in the downtown area (commuting to a nd from
down town)
Increase the number or freeways and lanes of travel!

Increase funding and petition the state for major highway expansion
Influence State to Improve IH35, maybe extend upper level past
downtown at the minimum.
Installing accident investigation locations for minor accidents
Invest in roads

is there ANY thing we can do to encourage large trucks that are just
passing through (no business in the city) to go around and use the toll
road? it would improve traffic and air quality immensely.
less traffic
Lobby CAMPO to focus on road infrastructure ignored for 30 years

Loop around city like Houston has; toll road would be fine, but some
type of alternative to sitting stalemate in traffic on Mopac and I-35
loops in the city like in san antonio
make all roads safe for peds. and cyclist
Make a plan to survey the roadways in the worst shape and start
rehabilitating our roadways

Look at transportation issues better. Ramps to on/off & connecting
freeways need to be better planned for traffic. It's dangerous out there!
lower the speed limits
Lower tolls and      require thru large trucks to use toll roads.
make more roads to accomadate our growth
make I-35 a tollway beginning at Hwy 130 and make Hwy 130 free to
force thru traffic away from downtown
Make freeways and other main arterials more beautiful
Make streets more easily navigable

manage traffic eficiently - do something about stuff other than speeding
Make the hard decisions and expand our traffic infrastructure
Make the toll roads free, which would help congestion on I-35, 183 and
Mopac

Metro needs to improve routes - north Austin is limited west of MoPac
More and better roads, seriously
money for toll road use to help finish major highway
More Efficient Highways/Roads
More Freeway Lanes
More highways, roads and maintenance
more interactive stop lights
more roads
More roads
More roads. Even if they are tolls!! Roads that actually go to downtown
and the inner heart of Austin. IH35 and Mopac just can't be the only
roads leading to downtown.
move traffic from IH 35
More/better planned roads
Name/Mark roads consistently
Need to invest in infrastructure to aliviate the traffic, new highways
45 to be extended, 290/mopac finished
non-toll road transportation
No Toll for S I-30? Let trucks use that road to free up I-35, a little.
no tollways
Offer toll road discount days each quarter.
open up I35 through downtown
Overpasses at Mopac and Slaughter Lane/La Crosse
Pay Lane on Mopac and I-35; not commuter
participate COOPERATIVELY with TxDOT to fund highway
improvements
plan for improved roadways
plan roadways based on shoring up what exists before building more
Prioritize managing vehicular traffic
Prioritize managing vehicular traffic much more efficiently, with more
lanes on existing roads and expressways, and eliminating traffic lights
by building overpasses at intersections of heavily traveled throughways
such as Loop 360.
Provide incentives for truckers to use the toll road thereby reducing
traffic
public free loop around city
Put forth a sound road plan even if it upsets people
quit taking road lanes for bicycles
Real traffic planning
ralistic road repairs and imorvements - the era of the mixmaster are
over
Reduce prices on tollway roads
Reach agreement with TX tollways to not charge for tollroads within the
City limits
Reconstruct IH-35
Recruit an incredible traffic engineer to improve traffic flow downtown
and major freeways, a Traffic Program Manager
reduce traffic and toll roads in south/central Austin
Repave E. 5th along the train tracks into Downtown
Remove Toll Roads--get funding from increased gas tax
remove tolls from highway 130, to help I35
Repair and update artirials for North and South routes

requiring traffic improvements with development permits or approvals
Re-route I-35 or do a "big dig" like in Boston to keep I-35 from dividing
the City into east & west
slow the traffic on our residential streets
Spend more money on the roads that helps traffic flow
standardize intersections, merges etc.
Stop building/expanding freeways and focus on public transportation
stop TXDOT from isolating neighborhoods with taking away off and on
ramps
Work with TxDot for better frontage roads and signs
work with TXDOT to REopen 51st street loop at I35
work on streets at night time not during peak time
reset the length of time the RED stoplights stop all traffic,and lead to
crashes
Work closely with TXDoT to improve highways and avoid closures or
work being done during high traffice times. There are times when
Austin will have events, and the highway is down a lane. Working
more closely will ensure that both the city and TXDoT are aware of
potential traffic increases.
Safer and smoother traffic and parking engineering
Sequence the traffic signals on major roads
short term traffic fix: a huge sign on northbound IH-35 advising drivers
to bypass Austin via SH130
Since Texas’ love their cars, study other cities for traffic flow.

Sorry, dont know how to fix it but we definitely need to work on traffic.
Stop narrowing traffic lanes - need more wide streets.
Stop the privitization of public roads
start doing what the people need, like building SH45SW
Start using road and intersection designs that move people
Stop waiting to address the traffic issue
Street Reconstruction should be a high priority
sycronize traffic lights
Synchronize the lights so that if cars are driving the speed limit on a
particular street they can make the lights and get off the streets.
Synchronize the traffic lights IMMEDIATELY!!
Take bus stops out of traffic lane
Tax that would go exclusively to roads
Think about freeway interchanges
time lights appropriately,
Time the traffic lights, limit the construction to weekends/evenings,
don't sell off existing street names- just add on, even if it's 'paid for'
because it does cost the CoA $
to improve the 290 west from MoPac 1
Toll road fees should be eliminated!!!
toll road, 620 to 360, start south of Boulder on 620
too much traffic
Time the traffic lights.
We must improve our educational results
we need a freeway cutting east-west through the city about mid-way
between 71/35 and 183/35
We must have a single loop around this city with no stop lights. This
should have been done 20 years ago.
Visual Barricade on I-35 between N and S lanes, to keep drivers
focused on their lane.
u-turns and alternate lanes to ease traffic back-ups
valet not allowed to take up meter spots
we need more infrastructure for traffic
Work on the transportaion don't forget the south side

Improve Road Conditions
Use engineering data to help eliminate traffic bottlenecks.
improve roads
Improve roads and highways, i.e. fix potholes and paint lines
Improve rodes for traffic flow
Improve traffic congestion
Improve traffic---with something that truly works and is beneficial-cost
ratio analysis
Stop building toll roads
Road development not involving toll roads
Roads
Add more lanes to highways
synchronize traffic signals
Synchronized Lights
Add 1 N bound and 1 South bound lane on Loop 360 From Lady Bird
Lake to Mopac.
Add Capacity on IH 35 & MoPac
add lanes to MOPAC
add more right turn only lanes to busy intersections
add reflectors or more definite lane markers
better roads
better roads - more of them
build more roads, not everybody rides a bike, or even wants to
build roads, nobody is going to ride the train
Build a real loop so cars can get from east to west - toll roads are not
the answer
Complete the loop from MoPac to I-35 (45)

HOV lane on mopac and major higways..
HOV lanes
better (non-toll) roads around Austin
better road development on the south side of Austin
better solutions for future road/traffic prediction
Better traffic flow
Better traffic law enforcement for drivers and bicyclists
Build a couple of better east-west throughways in cental Austin; get
better design of our street system.
Build an east-west freeway, not tollway.
Dedicate more funding to pNeed a better/faster route to get east to
west in the City
do away with all toll roads.
Eliminate toll roads
A new traffic light study needs to be done. Too many places where
one sits for minutes waiting with no opposing traffic coming at all.
Mopac/290 Flyover in South Austin! It's ridiculous to have to go
through the lights at Sunset Valley given the amount of growth down
there.
finish highways
Finish overpasses
finish the on and off ramps on hwys that were never completed
finish the over pass on I35 and W 290
fix I-35 downtown congestion
improve and increase roads without tolls
Improve the neighborhood roads, and the side streets downtown. Red
River is an excellent way to go north without dealing with the traffic on
IH35, but the conditions on the road are often hard to drive on.
Improving the side street in downtown will enable more people to use
them instead of the highways.
improve widening roads to make traffic flow better
instead of building toll roads, find a way to explain I H 35 and Mopc to 4
lanes of traffic
keep the streets paved
less toll roads and planning ahead making IH-35 wider, mopac free, 45
free and I-30 free this way more people will use those toll roads
make roadways more of a priority
Widen MOPAC
Widen roads and add lanes before starting new developments
Wider lanes for police and fire to use
Traffic- add more roads and highway flyovers; add HOV lanes
Traiffic is crazy.
Some attempt at a grid system when building new streets
Speeding up transportation improvements
Stacked freeways, expanded lanes to reduce traffic
Repair our streets
repair roads
Repair streets, do away with speed bumps and wrap arounds at
intersections on public streets
Repave the roades in east Austin (Manor road is bad)
Work through Public Works and see what thier program is to improve
the streets. Maybe use CDBG funds to fund improvements or stimulus
grants would be good to use.
Use traffic lights that sense when to change vs a set time
TXDOT must fund and improve roasways as necessary
quicker action on road improvement projects


Plan for east-west corridors
pave roads
no more toll roads
narrower city streets
better syncranization of traffic lights
Better road signage
Move on the plans to improve the roadways, at least have large 18
wheelers take the toll roads to improve the flow of traffic
more traffic calming
Fill all the inner-city potholes!!!!!!!!!
Fill in pot holes and repave roads that have been neglected
Fix our streets and sewer system
Fix streets (don't patch) correctly the first time
fix the "Y" intersection (US 290 at TX 71)
Fix the damb roads
fix the Y at oak hill
Fix traffic log jams
develop traffic loops plans for further outlying areas
Do a better job at road races, to many streets are blocked, find a
group that is willing to look at other roads.
Look at MoPac bridge widening at Lady Bird Lake.
Look at securing more funds for roads. Stop toll roads in and around
Austin.
Loose some of the smart cars
Making the trucks use the new loop extension around the city. Off
setting work time and or school start time. examples: By alpabet, zone,
business could alevate some traffic issues until a mass transit as I
have described was in place.
Do a better job of paving bumpy, rutty, potholed streets - not that silly
process of a spray of tar and black gravel
eliminate left hand turn lanes downtown
Eliminate stoplights on highways like 360, using overpasses
Enforce the "Left lane-passing only" and the "2-second" rules. The
autobahn strictly enforces both and is safer than our highway system
without a speed limit between cities.
Engineer auto traffic to steer away from neighborhoods
extend 290 through Oak Hill to bypass Wm. Cannon
Extend I-35 upper deck south to Ben White
get a competent systems engineer in to model our traffic light system
to time them and increase traffic flow. Traffic lights in the city are part
of the reason our traffic flow pattern is so irritating and why many
drivers are aggressive
More road projects
clear the clutter at the signalized intersections and ensure signs and
Markings are fresh
complete the flyover at Y in Oak Hill - terrible congestion down there
Lengthen right hand turn lanes so middle lane traffic isn't stopped
because the right turn green arrows aren't coordinated with the straight
ahead green lights.
More east to west throughways
 People keep moving here. Neighborhood communities continue to be
built out in suburbia. The only way to get to and from your
neighborhood and work is by ROADS. In the 39 years that I have lived
here I have seen a lot of roads built and existing roads widened. But, it
sure is obvious there is still not enough roads to handle all the huge
amount of traffic we have. At least Chicago, LA, Houston, DFW traffic
"moves." Austin traffic just gridlocks and stops. Mopac is a parking
lot. When is someone in charge gonna see the light and start building
more roads.
6. Prioritize managing vehicular traffic much more efficiently, with
more lanes on existing roads and expressways, and eliminating traffic
lights by building overpasses at intersections of heavily traveled
throughways such as Loop 360.
Noise - reduce highway noise for nearby neighborhoods (germany
makes use of tall glass walls, more aesthetic than concrete)
build more roads, or improve mobility.
Around the Domain - there should be u-turns at Braker to aleviate
congestion at light.
Austin wants to be "green". Cars use most fuel when accelerating. If
Austin simply sequenced their traffic lights on main thorough fairs so
that once a car had a green light most of the subsequent traffic lights
he came to would also be green we would save fuel and improve traffic
flow and demonstrate this easy way to reduce hydrocarbons at little or
no cost.
Better routes for east-west travel. Make it palatable for trucks to use I-
130
better roads
Better east-west roads in central Austin
BETTER TRAFFIC CONTROL- EX. HAVE A SIGNALING SOUND
FOR TRAFFIC TO STOP FOR AMBULANCE TO PASS IN
EMERGENCIES.
Build a real loop like 1604 in San Antonio or 610 in Houston. IH-35 and
Mopac are overcrowded north and south. It is even more difficult to get
from east to west, or west to east.
Build an over pass on mopac and 183 for through traffic-these roads
are currently overly-congested
coming from CA, the sensors for traffic light changes were much more
responsive and effective (and "intelligent") than here.
Improve the traffic situation at rush hour, and we will have the best city
in the country.

Improve traffic and roadways in the Oak Hill area (particularly the "Y").
Develope modern shopping and entertainment venues in Oak Hill.
Improve traffic flow with TIMED lights.
improved intersections with right and left turn lanes
improving signage when traffic lane is going to disappear
Conduct your roadway planning based on maximum congestion relief
for dollar spent. Don't let a very vocal minority stop projects that will
benefit the rest of us. Focus on all of Austin, not just downtown.
Continue to keep up streets (pot holes), expand strees that need to be
expanded as the city grows.
crack down on aggressive drivers
Develop reliable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions to prevent traffic gridlock. Prioritize managing vehicular
traffic much more efficiently, with more lanes on existing roads and
expressways, and eliminating traffic lights by building overpasses at
intersections of heavily traveled throughways such as Loop 360.
fix traffic congestion!
finish 35/Ben White bridges
Finish Second Street and West Ave. for better downtown mobility...
Build the new Library!
finish the 290 freeway with considerations for the substantial
community that includes Oak Hill
Focus more money towards road/bridge and cut the fat out of the
budget
General infrastructure things: improve freeway access to the airport,
complete sidewalks along major arterial routes, build proper retaining
walls along Mopac, complete freeway interchanges (e.g., TX 45 and I-
35, 183 and I-35), etc.
I am a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. Mandatory energy
audits is fine, but it's choosing the wrong thing to go after right now.
People are on the road WAY longer than they have to be. To become
green, correct the road system.
Implement a mandatory 25 MPH limit in neighborhoods.
build another bridge over the river or expand the ones in place, keep
semi trucks off the highways during rush hour
More roads must be built.

Plan for rush-hour traffic to be smooth and non-peak times will be just
fine. Currently rush-hour looks like an evacuation after a nuclear alert.
Re: MoPac bridge comment above, this is the pinch point which
causes much of the rush hour backups that people are complaining
about when they reference "Bad traffic" in Austin. Three lanes each
directions would alleviate the lane number pinch, which is causing
backups.
Invest in managing vehicular traffic more efficiently
better car traffic systems
Complete all planned freeway and arterial projects in 5 years;
reduce/eliminate tolls.
better roads
Build larger east / west roads for cars
Take $ spent on bike lanes and put into roads
Add lanes to the highways, take the stoplights off 360
establish better traffic patterns
Assist and work with neighborhoods in reducing cut-through traffic
through residential streets and subdivisions.
reducing neighborhood cut through traffic
Work on seriously relieving traffic
getting East/West arteries for traffic
beautify IH-35, Burnet & Lamar
Better traffic studies before allowing development -- 2222 is prime
example
Address road congestion since we are still growing
Staggered work hours to assist with the clearance of highway traffic.
Get the roads built without delay
More roads even if they need to be tolled
Get the roads done QUICK
BY picking major roads & timing the lights for flow
Enforce the traffic laws.
Build More Roads
Completion of key highway interchanges.
35 is a nightmare at rush hours, having a better bypass would help
A good East West highway (Koenig lane?)
another north-south highway is needed west of austin
At least four more lanes need to be added to I-35
Alternative routes around Austin for truckers and travelers
A well designed road system to reduce traffic congestion
beautification with wildflowers - street mediums
Better east and west roadways
Better City Planning Roads and Highways
better roads
Bite the bullet and get several cross-town freeways
Build LOOPS that actually LOOP
Build more highways
build more highways and roads to meet traffic demands of the city
Build more highways going North and South
Build more roads
build more roads
build more roadways
build more trails and walkways for biking
build real loops and mix masters around the City
Build roads
Build SH 45
Complete the 1/4 mile Industrial Oaks blvd to S.W. Parkway prior to
starting work on the Oak Hill Y
complete traffic survey
Create more roadways to relieve traffic congestion
Continue on improving roads
construct a beltway that allows avoidance of I35 and Mopac
downtown streets, alleys..etc need cleaned up
divert big rigs to toll roads
Enforce existing traffic laws
Eliminate the tolls on 130 for trucks, so that they will use it!
Expand highways/consider HOV lanes
Expand local highways without tolls
Expand Mopac to 8 lanes all the way from Circle C to 183
extend Hwy 130 all the way to south of San Antonio
fewer major street closings for sports events
Finish flyovers south IH35/Benwhite
fix the streets
fix the traffic problems around Austin
Fix the transportation infrastructure
fix traffic problems
Fixing I35 ( it is to congested)
Widen Lamar over the lake
Toll Tag every four lane artery in the county, period. The technology
exists. If I drive under a camera/reader on 183 and get a bill, you can
put them on I-35, MOPac, Koenig Ln, 2244, Cap of Tx Hwy, etc. Use
the money to put in #2
TOO MANY RED LIGHTS - NEED A LOOP AROUND THE CITY
TRAFFIC
Traffic
Traffic - Eliminate entrance access to I-35 over town lake during peak
rush hours
traffic signals must be syncronized to allow for the changes in traffic
volumes to maximize flow
Update road planning around new developments to reflect reality
when you start 1 traffic construction, complete it completely before
moving to another
widen key arterials such as Koenig, Anderson, Burnet, Enfield
Sync traffic lights and quit adding them where not needed
synchronize traffic lights downtown
Synchronizing traffic lights throughout the city. There is no good
reason to sit at lights, sometimes for several minutes, when there is no
other traffic with which to contend.

More roads is eevery direction. Double deck Mopac? Make 360 a
freeway without all the lights. Sync the traffic lights. Get the busses
and bikes located somewhere else - they slow things too much.
More roads to handle more traffic
Improve/expand roadways
Improving I35 by widening
improve traffic flow
improve traffic probs with new roads
improve traffic condition
HOV lanes; HOV/carpool parking in front of businesses
Follow through on planned highway improvements
Get the traffic over to SH 130
get these roads done, but no more toll roads
get toll road to be cheaper so people actually bypass I35
have public transportation, more precisely trams on major roads like
Lamar Blvd
Improve mass transit from Georgetown, Round Rock area. Widen I35
where possible. Eliminate traffic lights on 360 and 183 with
overpasses.
Improve freeway system -- more and wider
Improve I-35
keep streets and drainage maintained
Infrastructure in adding or improving roads
Initiate One Way streets to improve traffic flow during rush hours.
Have them switch with demand.
LICENSE PERSONS/ORGANIZATIONS ASKING 4 MONEY AT
ROADWAYS, ETC.
Long term, build a real Loop to divert thru traffic off I35
Lower the price of the toll roads would fix both problem above
Major freeway overhaul of IH 35(widen the lanes)
Major Roads improvement & additional roads
Make a HOV lane on I-35 and Mopac
MAKE A LOOP AROUND AUSTIN

Make Lamar one way and build another bridge for the opposite way
make the loop around Austin free (no tolls)
make toll roads FREE
more enter/exit ramps
need freeways between 35 & mo-pac (downtown & Koenig)
Need loops around town/no tolls
Plan AHEAD for future traffic needs.
proactive road development/enhancemenst prior to development
Reduce tolls for trucks to induce them to use 130 instead of IH35
through downtown.
Reroute heavy truck traffic around Austin
Roads
Roads
roads on the eastside
Repair and increse the ammount of roadways for cars -
BUild more roads. austin folk love their cars. they don't want or need
trains.
solve traffic problems
Spend more on improveing the land/roads
stop using I-35 as city street
Sequence downtown lights for conservation and Movement
Take care of infrastructure: roads
18 wheelers diverted to tollroads
a loop for through traffic to avoid downtown
add HOV lanes
Add one more lane in both directions on MoPac, 183 and 360.
Address traffic congestion
At least four more lanes need to be added to MOPAC
better streets
Better streets and thoroughfares for traffic problems

Better planning for developments...roadways cannot handle the traffic
and ground water cannot handle the development; keep it green
build more roads
build more roads
build some east west roads
Complete SH 45 to 1626
complete the SH45/130 loop
Come up with new approaches for dealing with traffic
comprehensive traffic plan
continue to work on improving traffic
coordinate the traffic light system,the way it works now makes no
sense
Create more alternate routes that are NOT toll roads
Develop a long range traffic plan
Develop a mobiltiy plan that is realistic.
Develope a proper road system
Develop transportation to get around downtown area, so cars don't
have to be parked
EASING TRAFFIC
East - west highway or rail
east west thru street
Do not allow trucks on IH35 in the downtown area.
Do some road work
Don't double take from tax payers for roads
Do not delay or ignore the need to fund maintenance of roads and
facilities
Expand I-35 (more lanes)
Expand or reduce traffic on IH35 - Make it more safe - it is a deadly
highway
expand 35 some how to avoid the horrific traffic bottlenecks
Finish I35 and Hwy 71 exchange
Finish the Job on Freeway Flyovers @35?Ben White
Get slow drivers out of the fast lane
get traffic out of neighborhoods; ticket for speeding at a higher amount
and not just when drivers exceed the limit over 10 mph
High volume East-West roadway (no more toll roads)
highways linking mopac to lake travis and beyond lake travis
HS45 needs to be built one way or another
I35 would be safer with an alternate route for trucks
Improve points of access onto hwys from downtown
improve roads
Improve the current roads
Improve the highway to ABIA, remove the stoplights
Improve the traffic flow - don't abandon it as impossible to solve
improve traffic congestion on major thoroughfares
improve traffic flow
Improve traffic on expressways with overpasses.
Improving flow of traffic
increase roads with the mindset of where we will be in 20 years
Introduce traffic circles to reduce reliance on Stop signs and other
traffic calming mechanisms
Limit access and widen where needed key roads like Lamar Blvd. and
45th Street.
It may be time to adopt contraflow lanes for commute times, especially
on MoPac, whcih still has unused median space.
keep the streets repaired-in the entire city
maintain and build free roadways
Maintain roads
major overhaul of traffic light system
Make 135 free so that trucks will actually use it
Make Mopac and 360 Wider and More Overpasses on 360
More efficient major roadways EW as well as NS
More highways?
more pragmatic anticipatory building for highway/road needs
need roads into downtown
Over- and underpasses at major intersections
PAVE THE STREETS! BRAZOS IS TERRIBLE EXAMPLE!
Prioritize managing vehicular traffic much more efficiently, with more
lanes on existing roads and expressways, and eliminating traffic lights
by building overpasses at intersections of heavily traveled throughways
such as Loop 360
put small road completion/improvement projects on the fastest track
possible to cause gridlock relief now
rebuild high traveled streets
Redesign the major congestion pts, ie "Choke points".
relieve traffic
Repairing the roads
Rethink the plans for existing and future roads. Past efforts seem
expensive but unproductive.
Roads
Roads
slow traffic - ticketing, speedbumps, cameras tied to ticketing
smoother traffic flow
Speed limits raised on Mopac
synchronize red lights
synchronize traffic lights
STRONGLY encourage trucks to take SH 130
There need to be more roads built to ease traffic congestion
Toll roads are showing signs of needing expansion soon
Traffic congestion
We need a continuous loop in the city and around the city. The toll
road is way too expensive to divert 18-wheelers, who totally clog up I-
35
widen east-west roadways and open east-west roads that are currently
blocked
Widen roads through middle of town.
Work harder and better on the traffic problems
ADA curbs and parking
Add HOV lanes to roadways where possible.
Add lanes to Mopac, or add HOV lanes
add lanes to MoPac
better parking situations downtown/for special events
Better roads
build more roads
build more roads
build more roads
Build more roads - now, stop doing studies and start building them.
build downtown parking for visitors and employees
Better traffic flow
build more parking garages - consider underground possibilities and
sharing among agencies and businesses
build/improve parking garages in central austin for downtown
employees
Carefully selected new road construction
cap parking fees downtown
complete free road projects faster by using on time and early
completion bonuses
Create more free parking downtown and at venues/bars/restaurants so
that the average individual is able to afford to enjoy the city.
Develope a 20 year plan for road construction and traffic needs.
Educate drivers
Do away with parking meters that multiple charge for the same space
in the same period of time
Discourage single-occupancy cars on the freeways
Eliminate stop lights on 360 and make it an actual loop
eliminate toll roads
efficient parking
Enforce no cell phone or text in cars for real....
Enforce the law to keep drivers from texting while driving
Exit signs and turn lane signs need to be consistent
Expand 2222 into a freeway
Erect signals at onramps to Mopac and I35
expand I35
Expand North/South roads/highways
Extend length for parking meters for downtown workers
fix minor traffic issues - see below
fix streets
fix the streets
Fix traffic congestion
more parking downtown
more parking structures (maybe underground?)
More roads for commuter traffic
No Cell phones while driving.
Put names on the streets(no signs) and regulate traffice lights for
specific times of the day
Reduce automobile congestion by adding loops and freeways
require parking garages underneath any new building
Roads
Roads
Roads = GET IT DONE. Put a time limit on discussing, surveying,
meeting, bickering, discussing, etc. They've been talking about
building SW45 for over 5 years. Ridiculous!!!
Stop toll roads
Street improvements

stricker on bad drivers
Sync the lights in this city
Syncronize the traffic lights
Parking downtown
gas tax that encourages people to drive less
get traffic moving better east to west
improve drivers' skills and decrease aggressive/bad driving through
public awareness campaign
Improve traffic flow
improve traffic flow
Improving mobility
LESS TRAFFIC
Let trucks use 130 for free
Maintain streets better (esp. Southwest Parkway which is completely
ignored by Maint. crews)
maintain the streets/ fix them
Make traffic smoother
Manage traffic lights, add overpasses on Loop 360
Focus less on streets that get people through Austin and more on
streets that keep people in Austin
GETTHE INFRASTRUCTURE CAUGHT UP WITH THE
POPULATION.
Get the toll roads back to Texas; NO International ownership!!
Get Union Pacific RR out of Mopac corridor
Improve street maintenance
INPROVE highway system
Less road races that grind traffic and buses to a halt.
long term traffic solutions
Manage vehicular traffic.... more lanes on roads and expressways,
eliminate some traffic lights with fly-over/under
No new toll roads. I know this is difficult but it degrades and runs
counter to the lifestyle/feeling of Austin.
Once you build the "Right" roads get rid of the stop and go lights
OPENING MORE LANES ON THE FREEWAYS
Prioritize managing vehicular traffic much more efficiently, with more
lanes on existing roads and expressways, and eliminating traffic lights
by building overpasses at intersections of heavily traveled throughways
such as Loop 360.
provide free alternative to IH 35
Public/free parking downtown
require the many "races" that use city streets to use different routes so
road closures do not impact the same citizens repeatedly
stop shutting down roads for every little event
stop road closings for every event.
Ticket slow drivers that hold up traffic
We need to repair our roads. They are full of pop holes. and there are
not enough roads. Traffic is very slow. I drive a truck for work and
sometimes it kills me to get to a job on time.
Widen existing large roads to handle growth




plant trees along all downtown streets and widen the sidewalks
sink Ih-35 downtown
change the one way streets to two way
better downtown mobility (rail, etc)
Downtown transportation system, both getting into DT and getting
around, light rail in downtown area and to the airport
Public transportation from the airport to downtown
Rapid transit from downtown to Zilker Park
Downtown living without mass transit is very poor planning!
Congress could be so much more vibrant if street parking was
removed to make room for wider sidewalks and potentially space for
outdoor cafe seating. Congress should be a shining star in our city
since it goes through the heart of downtown and is punctuated by the
capital.

I think there could be HOV carpool lanes on I35 through downtown like
in Southern California. This would encourage people to carpool. I'd
also like to be able to avoid traffic when I have passengers.
have rail and no more blgd blocking capital
Minimize disruption to center city by I35
Inprove on the parking situation downtown.
cut off traffic on 6th street and make it a walking mall. They've done
this beautifully in Boulder, CO and other cities.
make downtown eating more accessible parking wise.
Ban cars from downtown. Well, let's make it feasible to move around
town without having to rely on a vehicle.
A communter rail line through and to the west and southwest
a good rail system -- even if the red line works 100% as proposed it will
only meet minimal needs -- the station location and slow commute
times will intice few to dump their cars in favor of rail
A light rail system through out the entire city. That would help to keep
the vehicle traffic down
Add back the Dillo or some other around town transportation
Avoid all plans for downtown rail system
Develop commuter rail infrastructure
Develop greater rail system that is useful for inner city as well as
suburbs
Develop a great commuter rail system

Develop a mass transit system like a subway or running train system
Develop realiable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions of the city
Develop reliable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions to prevent traffic gridlock
Develop reliable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions to prevent traffic gridlock.
Develop reliable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions to prevent traffic gridlock. Prioritize managing vehicular
traffic much more efficiently, with more lanes on existing arteries and
expressways, and eliminating traffic lights by building overpasses at
intersections of heavily traveled throughways such as Loop 360. Assist
and work with neighborhoods in reducing cut-through traffic through
residential streets and subdivisions
Develop reliable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions to prevent traffic gridlock. rail that works for all citizens, not
just a few. Why not along Mopac to downtown, which is where most of
the cummuters are?
Ease flow of traffic somehow
Get serious about public transportation -not the rinky-dink lite rail
Get the rail moving past the implementing and testing stage and go
live!
Get the rail started to lessen ih-35 traffic
Get the commuter train going and extend its routs farther South as well
as East/ West
Get the light rail going
Get the light rail up and running, and build more light rail.
Get the lite rail going
get the rail to run
get the train running, and then add more
How about a bus/trolley that actually follows one street.
Let's start the light rail
Lite rail or and other modes of transportation
MetroRail - ubiquitous, safe and cheap
More and cheaper commuter rail
more rail
More rail and bus lines. Light rail. Extend bus routes
more public transportation
Must get the urban rail up and running
Put in a rail system. This would make public transportation more
efficient and relieve traffic
Put a light rail where people want to go: Campus, downtown, airport,
shopping
Push for a light rail system that would cover downtown, Capital District,
University of Texas, airport, Muller Development, and SOUTH
AUSTIN!!!
rail
Rail
Rail for commuters, not for tourism/mechant groups
Rail needs to be implemented & expanded
Rail system
Rail system (in South Austin too!) - No more tollways
rail within city limits, frequent stops
Real light rail
get the rail working
updated intersection sensor technology
Upgrade the surface streets, sidewalks, etc.
Upgrade the underground infrastructure in the CBD and then make the
street look "great"
try to give city, county and state workers different woring hours to
relieve traffic.
Come up with a plan for remote parking for downtown workers
Invest in parking garages downtown, especially near City facilities like
the police dept
Create free parking spaces in downtown areas, areas that are close to
attractions
Route heavy traffic and trucks around downtown
a section of downtown closed to cars
Rail to/from downtown
new highway designs away from downtown
Develop reliable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions to prevent traffic gridlock.

If you must waste a bunch of money on rail, make sure it goes from the
airport to downtown and the university so it will be useful for visitors.
How embarrassing there is no expressway into town from the airport
and if they ever build one they want it to be tolled! Welcome to Austin,
please pay to use our roads! Except you can't because there is no
cash option.
 Transit to airport and downtown

Get an urban rail up and running. this will help with sustainable living
provide many small buses and routes downtown
bring back the free dillos downtown
Develop reliable transit to downtown and to the airport from the city
Make downtown living more attractive with better public transport
Make downtown more pedestrian friendly
Return the Dillo - free.
we should be able to walk around more downtown




Creating bike lanes that go all the way to intersections, rather than
taper off right where cyclists are the most vulnerable. Create bike
boulevards which are intended to be used by cyclists with limited car
access.
encourage more walking and cycling for moving people


 Increase bike lanes
Better/more bike lanes
Bike lanes everywhere, a bike-only highway that runs North-South and
one that runs East-West
Bike lanes
bike lanes
Build more bike lanes
bike ways from up north (burnet lane from Domain to hook up to
Shoal Creek).
build more bike lanes
Improve transportation networks - make bicycle and public
transportation more viable
Fund sidewalks and bike projects whenever we pass a bond.
We need more functional, connected, bike and pedestrian paths
throughout the city. It would be very possible to commute by bicycle
from the outskirts of the city to downtown if we prioritized safe
bypasses of heavy car traffic areas. In areas with on-street parking,
use the great reverse-in model of the recent Dean Keaton st.
improvement. Also, we need to keep up the good work of adding bike
lanes to roads all over town. In city planning, always always consider
what bikes and pedestrians will do in a situation!
 Seriously educate the public and public officials on the benefits of
bicycling commuting.
 Create a true transportation network of bicycle routes where one can
not only recreate but also commute.
  Enhance Austin's network of bike trails -- separate from roads where
feasible -- so that biking can continue to be a viable form of
transportation throughout the city.
Better bike lanes.
road safety improvements for cycling around town.
fix potholes in the roads, add more bus routes and bike room on the
busses to keep traffic down, add HOV lanes to encourage carpooling,
add more bike lanes in high traffic areas like Lamar Blvd. Put a bike
lane in along side the railroad tracks that run north and south so you
can ride straight from downtown to cedar park without traffic lights and
cars (like in Holland).

 increased bicycle lanes and enforcement of bicycle laws (i.e. would be
great if APD did not ignore motorists putting bicyclists in danger),
1) Entire downtown are should be connected with sidewalks.
make roads wider and safer downtown
In downtown more efficient parking-less street parking.


Promote biking
We need ways for bikers to regularly ride without coming into contact
with cars, thoroughfares for bikes.




Require bicyclist to carry insurance and a license and ticket those who
disobey the laws.
Expand the bike lanes, so commuting in Austin is safer for bikers,
pedestrians, and drivers.
more bike lanes
encourage bicycle use as sustainable transportation
More separated bike paths would be good.
Create bike trails and corridors for those wishing to ride to work or
recreate
more bike lanes
requiring companies to provide showers and bike storage for
employees

Create incentives to ride bikes.
 3) Bikeways that are the envy of the nation. This is the hometown of
Lance Armstrong. Our bike transportation infrastructure should
accomplish what he did for the sport.
Create more bike paths
check out minneapolis for examples of paved trails for biking
Real bicycle commuter trails.
More bike lanes and maybe roads downtown dedicated to bikers, such
as has been proposed.
bike boxes
More dedicated bike paths.
Expand bike lanes and provide more incentives to bike/walk.
continue with the bike program/plan



"Bicycle highway". Elevated? and on a gradual downward slope.
bike routes along city arteries (like I-35 frontage)



Build regional bike lanes/paths- that connect facilitate commuting
create east/west, north routes for cyclists
If we have bicycle lanes we would alleviate some of our traffic
congestion and help the environment
Continue bicycle lane development to encourage riders, yet not impede
traffic
INCREASE BIKE LANES IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREA
offer cyclists who use bikes as daily transport more protection - lanes,
bridges, protective infrastructure




We need a rail line. As progressive as this town proports to be, it's
embarassing that we fall way behind other nationally-recognized cities
in our transportation plans. Denver, Portland, and many of the
Northeast cities have made a commitment to this. It's sad that Austin
hasn't.
flexible, equitable, multi-modal transportation plan
 Improvement of existing low speed transit corridors by encouraging
pedestrian growth.
main focus should be on transportation and eliminating traffic
congestion,
Greatly expand our road system as well as other forms of mass
trasportation, but these mass transportation systems must be well
planned, cost affective, and proven successes
More funding for streets while at the same time pushing forward with
rail.
Increase mobility through improved vehicular access and
thoroughfares and rapid transit.

Prepare (AND EXECUTE) a city-wide transportation plan that
incorporates all types of mass transit, including rail, better bus routes,
walkable developments, etc. Do more to get people involved in the
planning process - forums, charrettes, open houses, etc.

Build a better road system with a way to route big traffic around the
interior. Optimize your traffic signals. Enforce the rules of the road. Buy
a bus ticket for every panhandler who will take it to get out and not
come back. Include bus routes on the outlying areas of the city limits.
we need a better transportation road system and a comprehensive rail
system.
Comprehensive transportation planning for all areas of the city (allow
for more than one mode of travel for every street/arterial/etc)
1. Build support for integrated transit plan lead by Capital Metro not
several different entities. Capital Metro has new leadership with
experience.
Excellent transit and a variety of transportation options.
Connecting different parts of town with more efficient ways of
transportation,
- Better transportation system to get people to all parts of the city and
not just downtown. I live in the suburbs and would go downtown more
if I could get there by riding 1 bus and 1 light rail. I think you should
also provide transportation to more g
Build a better transportation system (bike, pedestrian, roadways, light
rail, etc.)
Build new transsportation that would allow people to get from one
place to the other is number one for me.

build roads and fire Capmetro and do our own mass transit. Why cant
we have a metro/rail system - every other cool progressive city does!

Build stronger public transportation infrastructure and get people out of
their cars by making parking in downtown less appealing and available.
Light rail/commuter rail out 290 W with stations in Dripping Springs and
Bee Caves

facilitate east-west transit - poor connections from MOPAC and IH 35.

I think we should try to revise the transportation system for the future
by extending network of sidewalks to encourage walking; adding bike
lanes/investigating how to make urban biking safer in Austin; analyzing
the current public transportation options to find gaps in the
route/underserved areas and undertaking a public information
campaign to educate people about how to use the bus system.
Get CapMetro off its collective butt and get light rail moving;
I'd love to see a rail/trolley link from downtown to the airport.
Implement urban rail.
Improve public transportation and alternative transportation.
More light rail going to areas where workers can easily get in to the city
center,
Launch and quickly expand the rail system. I live in South Austin and I
am chomping at the bit to ride to work, but that won't happen for years
it seems. Likewise, it would be nice to have more pedestrian based
facilities, streets, and districts. Right now the only true encouragement
to be more pedestrian based is the use of festivals (another Austin
strength).

Mass transit in the form of large scale and small scale, coordinated,
convenient, easy-to-use public transportation. The most livable cities
in the world almost all have some form of it and Austin is in great need
of a comprehensive public transportation plan. Connecting rail, bus,
even trolley and making it easy to get to and from downtown from any
area. Exploring all possible solutions and creating a cohesive,
ambitious, timely plan to transform perhaps Austin's biggest weakness
into one of it's greatest strengths.
Lots of interconnecting bike trails and commuter rail that is way more
expansive than just the short Leander to Austin route. The City and
surrounding areas are all to big now to be excluded. I'm talking
Hutto/Taylor/Round
Rock.....Elgin/Bastrop....Kyle/Buda...Georgetown/Cedar Park...
Public transportation that starts, like the new train, in places like
Bastrop, San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Lockhart, Manor, etc.
rail, east/west major road
To enhance Austin, The best thing the city could do would be to create
a transit system that supports travelers, and downtown workers and
residents. The ability of Austin to develop is based on how it can make
it more dense.
the light rail needs to get back on track and be extended to South
Austin, ex. Brodie and 71 area, where congestions is terrible.,
transporation, and
Wider bike lanes. Access to trains, buses, and vans pool for elderly
and disabled
2. mass transit,

make more bike paths for commuters
Bike program/rental (Europe) and change of policy
More bike lanes but not just stripes on a rode.

We need more shade and shower facilities downtown for those people
who insist riding a bike in the summer or the spring or the fall.

L) Attempt to establish a permanent bicycle fund. Recently, Phoenix
did this using ISTEA funding and receives $500,000 annually.
more bike lanes throughout the city
More dedicated bike lanes - I.E. Guadalupe!
better traffic patterns and choices green
Continue to work on mass transit options and build bike lanes

Good, working public transportation that connects all parts of the city.
Less individual transportation
Replace idea of light rail with better planned, faster system


We need MASS TRANSIT, specifically light rail.
Transportation
transportation plan
thin out traffic congestion
Mass transit. Quit scoring cheap and easy political points by beating
up on Cap Metro and let them work.
Transportation system need improving/expanding to suburban
communities
They need to open up a railroad through austin and all around austin
complete the bike routes that have been proposed along the commuter
rail, second street, etc
we need better transportation
use less gasoline.
better train systems for work and air
rail transit

Develop light rail.
Get a mass transit system in place, sooner rather than later. Austin is
only going to grow.
Open the rail line.
promote public transit
Get the mass transit going.
Improve the flow of traffic.
MUCH better transit of all kinds
Austin has to get serious improving traffic and making Capital Metro
more relevant in provided transportation options other than single-
occupancy automobiles.
A true rail system (no just Leander to Downtown) could greatly improve
Austin's heavily congested main routes (I-35 and Mopac).
More transportation options-rail, hov lanes, better busses, smart cars,
car-sharing
A more comprehensive simple plan that realize the pedestrian, bike,
public transport goals.
Provide more integrated, efficient mass transit so that travel time isn't
exponentially increased for it's users.
Get mass transportation going!!
Obtain funding for mass transit
Build a subway system.
get rail working for commuters (then later for intracity users)
I'd advocate upping our investment in mass transit, but not if that
means Capitol Metro's level of performance.
Add trains and mass transit to the mix.
Continue to work on adding capacity for mass transit and get the
current system up and running!

Also, the city lacks mass transit so traffic will continue to be an issue.
A citywide transist that actually services people and is efficient such as
a subway or elevated system like a monorail that cleanly and efficiently
moves people where they want to go.
a comprehensive, bimodal, public transportation system
abolish Cap Metro
better transportation systems, rail--bike--ped
Trams, Rails, Buses, Bike Lanes, Better public transporation for Pete's
Sake!
Transportation (dedicated bus lanes, better footways, public transit
options)
Build an extensive light rail system and bicycle routes
build more bike lanes, commuter rail lines
comprehensive alt. transportation options
Develop a priortized comprehensive plan that includes transportation
for vehicles, bikes and the like, a storm drainage system and a way to
pay as you go for the improvements considering the tax payers who
will pay for it.
develop a working public transportation system
develop smart and lasting transportation solutions
Do a comprehensive transportation plan to include alternative
transportaion
Effective mass transit, such as commuter rail running up and down
Mopac
Expand public transport, add roads
expand public transportation
Expand Public Transportation even more
Expand public transportation...have a dedicated Light Rail
expand the monorail system to south austin, buda, kyle
Expand the rail system
Extensive light rail
face reality. We need a commuter train up and down Mopac. Do
whatever that takes.
FINISH LIGHT RAIL
Get a comprehensive, long term mass transit plan that includes biking,
rail, walking as legitimate alterniatives
Getting the rail running and get people to use it to get downtown
Implement a comprehensive transportation master-plan
Improve the transportation system, meaning the roads and not Toll
Roads.
improve regional trans systems, more roads and/or rail
Improve transportation so that it is a viable option over private cars.
Improve Transportation- trails, rails, dump CapMetro
Improve transportation, benchmark other cities with successful
alternative transportation, outside the box thinking
improve transportation, roads, mass transit, bikeways..
incentives for green transportation
Improved options for transportation: biking, walking, transit. seriously.
increased transit options

Is the metro rail even open right now??? Communication to all areas
of the city is lacking. The idea behind the metro rail is great, and
starting in coming in from the suburbs is understandable, but it's going
to be hard to gain local support and usage if it isn't marketed to locals
and does not cater to some of their needs as well. Build more
branches and promote inner city transport with it.
More and better options for urban transportation
More efficient use of train systems - don't have 2 separate systems
that can't connect without walking, driving, or riding a bus (think Penn
Station in NYC)

Multiple transportation options, connecting higher density nodes within
region and having an easy and safe way to move within those nodes
multiple clean, affordable transportation options all over
need rail system

Need to invest in sometime of metro or underground transportation.
pass bond package needed for urban transit
Overhal CapMetro (After the rail line is operational)
overhaul public transportation
Plan and execute an extensive rail system for the future
Plan and implement long term mobility plan
Provide a transportation system that supports those who live in the
surrounding towns who work in Austin. Make it commuter friendly
Provide good public transportation in the evenings - not enough cabs
and they are too expensive
Put a priority on transportation/traffic issues
revamp transportation, include all options
Spend Public Transportation $ on Cellular Mass Transit
www.cmt4austin.org and not on rail projects
supplying more public transportation options
user friendly transportation system
USE TRANSIT RAIL
Widescale public transportation/light rail or anything else to get cars off
the road--more bikes lanes, etc.
Better transportation planning
better transportation planning
Better Transportation system
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation from city to city
transportation needs
Transportation needs to be FIXED
Transportation within the city
Improve the City's transportation infrastructure
take control of transportation issues head on
More flights into Austin from major cities
Plan for East - West and North-South travel
re-route that NAFTA thing AROUND Austin, holy moly!!

accountability for public transportation innovation
Aggressively modernize our transportation infrastructure - rail, roads,
and more!
build a subway/train to airport and all over the city
Connect UT, State, and downtown with rail
Have a realistic comprehensive traffic plan
intgrated transportation sytem
Less restrictive traffic plans
Limited automobile traffic downtown w/Rail connect
Merge with or abolish Cap Metro and revise business plan
Work with CAMPO to address traffic issues
think ahead and build roads before the traffic problems become a
problem
Integrate mass transit with a serious investment in parking at transit
sites. Texans will need and use cars, and transit plans can't pretend to
be able to serve down to everyone's street.
Park and Ride in South Austin
Increase commuter train accessibilty to alleviate traffic
Capital Metro Park n Ride in Buda, or more south
build some type of rail mass transit system all over austin that operates
around the clock
expand/diversify public transportation system including light rail, bicycle
lanes and pedestrian ways
integrate mass transit ASAP
integrated transportation plan
master plan for transportation issues
master transportation plan for bikes, cars and public movement
more park and ride,light rail would be nice...
Regional transportation dept.:combine COA transportation, Travis Co,
Cap Metro
Connect all parts of the city with a great public rail system to address
traffice, cut down on resident transportation costs, and add to the
connectivity of the community which fights crime and makes everyone
happier, healthier, more independent.
Eliminate Cap metro's taxing authority
Invest in dedicated right-of-way urban rail (not commuter), more buses
(including dedicated bus lanes), sidewalks, pedestrian crossings,
bicycle facilities, etc. -- even if it means a reduction in private auto
capacity.
plan for significant improvements to transportation infrastructure
transportation systems that work

Address transportation issues EFFECTIVELY - hasn't yet been done!
address traffic/environmental issues
Avoid over-reliance on rail solutions to solve (sub)+urban
transportation problems (waste of scarce resources)
Become a swift and agile city
better forward traffic planning
building transportaion considerations into any and all new development
- commercial or residential - thinking about pedestrian and cycling
friendly options as well as mass transit as alternatives to just
automobiles
Develop a comprehensive multi-modal transportation system
More intelligent transportation solutions

offer incentives to leave car in the driveway and use light rail, bus, bike
satelite parking with frequent connections to downtown and UT
more car share
More direct flights from airport.
Develop transportation
effective transportation
Transportation
Improve Transportation
allow flexible work hours/work days for government employees to allay
rush hour congestion (like 7am-4pm, 9am-6pm, or 4 days work weeks
7am-6pm)
organize car pooling
Stop building so many parking garages; plan for pedestrians, bicyclists
& mass tranist
work with surrounding counties to integrate mass transit options




We need to improve the transit system in some way, we need more
bike lanes, more rail lines anything to cut down on cars.
The creation of an economicly viable and convenient mass transit
system would be fantastic.
stop the unsustainable rail plan, focus on buses for transit needs,
improving public transportation
rail,
Invest in new technology like Skytran
http://www.skytran.net/phpsite/home/Home%20Intro.php?bg=neg
Finish our rail system
Improve transit links.
Improving transit by raising fares to get money for greater frequency
and accessibility of service.
2. Focus on commuter rail before urban rail
rail
I think the proposed train was a great idea.
stop coming up with too big of pictures and do things in smaller steps.
Austin should needs a light rail line to serve the tourism community (up
and down congress). Houston created a similar initial line and it's been
a success.
MONORAIL- It's as cool as it looks! Safe. And at our stage, the least
invasive to our already crowded streets. Did I mention safe? Trains and
bikes don't mix.
Commuter rail south of the river to downtown. Rail from the airport to
downtown before a downtown circulatory route is considered.
Improvement and complete leadership change at Capital Metro.
2. Better Public Transportation

We need mass transit in order to survive as a growing city. We need a
train system that will stretch form Georgetown to San Antonio. This will
improve traffic, air quality, and quality of life for everyone.
*strengthen bus system *subway/rail!!

Austin as a metropolitan region is going to continue to thrive and
expand rapidly due to culture, weather, jobs, affordability etc... The
best option to manage this development is to invest in mass transit that
will make the outlying areas viable and help traffic congestion.
(1) Provide widespread, affordable mass transit, heavily tax everything
related to driving, and decrease the City's reliance on property tax
revenue.
Build the light rail

1. Make the transit system *cool*: live music and coffee bars at transit
centers, *quiet* buses (I am serious; the roar they make is horrendous,
and the aesthetics of sound is vital to us in this town), and fun routes
like The Pub Crawl (e.g. Draught House, Gingerman et al., and maybe
Penn Field--although that could be a separate route, The 78704ever).
build more rail lines,
Light rail
Lightrail systems to connect outer growing areas to the downtown
center
better bus service to outskirts of city
Better mass transit
Again, public transportation will reduce the awful traffic
Better bus system, with bus lanes (see Curitiba, Brazil)
 Light rail system.
Better public transportation,
Better public transportation.
get the train going...and keep it off the groud...be real...you know
there are going to be too many accidents, etc
better bus system (means routes that go where people need to go, at
times people need to go there)
better public transit
Transportation in the urban core. For example, I live in South Austin
near Zilker park, I would love to be able to hop on a bus or some type
of transportation on the weekends or evenings and get downtown,
Lady Bird Lake, S. Congress area, the Drag, 2nd street district, or the
east side more easily. Capital Metro route 29 seems to only run during
the week. It would be neat for those of us that live near downtown - S.
Central, North Central, East - to move around to other parts of the
urban core more easily.
Address lack of Public Transit
highly connected light rail system
build light rail that makes sense instead of what costs the
least...current route will make it very difficult to get more light rail in
town...must connect the airport, downtown, UT, and Round Rock

 I think, rather than light rail, we should have built monorails, up above
or down below the surface transportation corridors.
 mass trasnportation
 finally get the rail line working
Better Quality Mass Transit
Increase bus service (but keep it affordable/subsidize for low-income
individuals) and light rail
consider extended buses for along Guadalupe/Lamar

Start an aggressive transit system- monorail/ light rail/ people movers.
Work around/over/through Cap Metro to ensure effective transit
planning.

Continue on the rail system! Not only do what was predicted but aim
for more. I would love to see a light rail go up and down Congress.

Decide whether commuter rail is happening or not, and if so, DO IT.
  We should consider adding evening bus routes for those going to
sixth street.
Have buses run every 10 minutes rather than the current 20 to 30,
incentives for people who use public transportation
Develop and extend the new Metro system (get it running first!)
Develop rail transit
Don't stop with the minimal metro train lines that are currently being
developed. Focus on providing train transport options for all major
suburbs with central train station for change overs.
Get the city urban rail project rolling as soon as possible and then start
expanding; with SA, DFW, and Houston to build rail links among the
cities to connect our economies and resources
Get serious about mass transit.
Get light rail up and running
Get the light rail working and running all day & weekends!!
Improve traffic with light rail
Creating better and more accessible bus stops (i.e. covered seating
areas and more accessibilty for those handicapped)
make public transportation-esp. east/west. light rail a priority. make it
possible to not have to depend upon a car like bike and walking
infrastructure all over austin.
increase public transit options, ,
Improving the transportation system ie, rail system, express routes into
downtown austin.
Mass and public transportation - too many cars that crowd our
highways.
Make a major investment in light rail and bus system upgrades.
Provide excellent public transportation throughout the city.
Public transportation has to be addressed--if people have to take three
buses to get to work, they're just going to drive instead.
Public transportation improved for travel to and from events other than
just work.
Streetcars and lightrail
Sponsor/encourage progressive parties through the bus system. Get a
"route" to host a scavenger hunt. - oops. That just sounds fun. Not sure
this is the right forum. *To be done?* - -
improve bus service.
1. more infrastructure for public transit. buses and light rail!
Invest heavily in public transit,
comp plan is a great step develop funding to improve roads and
transportation system create viable, cost-effective mass transit
Expand Cap Metro. More feeder routes to put more people closer to
an entry point in the bus system. More express busses. Busses more
often.
Expanding the bus routes down Parmer lane eastbound to serve the
harris branch community.
expanding Capital Metro's rail project,
Get a handle on public transportation. Downtown condos and other
high-density housing in central Austin will bring thousands of people
who will have to have a vehicle, unless public transport is seriously
improved. Improve public transport.
increase community oversight of cap metro and public transit,
Light rail Densification
Scrap the train and start putting buses in per the Portland model (1
bus, 1 mile, 1 hour - from anywhere in the service area, there will be a
bus come by within 1 mile at least once an hour. From that basis
people will learn that they can count on the buses and ridership will go
up as more buses are added)
Fill the rail with passengers.
Improving transit options, building rail-based transit to many
destinations
add light rail;
Return the downtown east/west bus line to make downtown more
accessible. A park and ride lot downtown other than the one under
MoPac.
better public transportation planning
Get rid of capital Metro completely and start a city owned public transit
company.
more efficient mass transit system (fleet of small buses that can cover
more stops).
 Improve mass transit effectively and without waste.
improve public transportation options -- cap metro buses are really not
working out as an alternative to people driving cars.
I think we need: public transportation that connects the far corners of
the city (northeast to southwest, for example)
3.Capitol Metro has been a disaster since its inception. Changing
companies with respect to our city transportation would be a good
start toward getting the public confidence back. We are suspect of
everything they do because of past actions.
  2.Further development of a rail system. Most Texas believe the rail
system will take away their independence. As anyone knows who has
been to a city where rail is used, it actually restores your independence
with freedom from traffic. You become more likely to go into a city
because of the ease of movement.
stabilize CapMetro;
Improve pubic transportation to combat traffic.

  We must develop better public transportation (what a sore subject) for
all of us, for the sake of the environment, among many other reasons.
(Why we need a train to Leander is still a mystery to me.)
More shade structures at bus stops.
improve public transportation
Implement serious mass transit development.
At long last, create bus routes that don't require a transfer downtown;
mass transit to ease vehicular traffic;
I would like to be able to ride a bus to work in less than an hour and
this not possible now from my Mueller neighborhood - make bus rides
shorter.
5. Articulate transportation systems at one point so that one can
access AMTRAK, ABIA, and the local bus service seamlessly.
 2. Offer special bus routes that serve the festival activities in town and
around town. 3. Plan special get-out-the ridership days or events
(Take a neighbor to dinner downtown; take a kid to the Texas Book
Festival by bus; take your family to First Night by bus; take your family
to a UT sports event by bus. Wouldn't it be nice if we could take a bus
to the Dell Diamond and back?
6)Create several bus routes which are serving on a 24 hour basis.
(8) Create bus route sign posts which are designed to hold placards
which advertise and then sell access to place advertisement there to
those who apply.
commitment from city to make transit a strong choice for Austin
(carpool/bus lanes, remove street parking in favor of room for transit
vehicles, and commitment to bringing in circulator rail system as
currently being discussed)
  A rail system would be nice in the future, but I do not think that the
population is large enough to support such a huge capital investment. I
think that a more frequent bus system should be the first priorty.
Expanding the service area and frequency could make the bus more
convenient. I especially think that the bus should be made more
available to the less affluent areas of Austin. A rail system should
really be elevated or underground and should be part of a much more
long term plan that involves careful estimation of required and probable
ridership. Bus stops should have better awnings designed to deal
with the sun's path throughout the day, this design could involve
manual or automatic rotation or some clever, stationary architecture. I
think there should be a large survey of the city, to find WHO wants to
take the bus, WHERE they LIVE, and WHERE they want to GO. This
survey should be available at HEBs and online so that people with and
without computers can participate. There should be a study on how
driving habits contribute to traffic and a series of adverts on tv and
billboards to educate people.

 A real public transportation system with frequent bus or van service
throughout the city, with intersecting service every few blocks to allow
easy transfer--maybe Austinites would again use public transportation
if they could get anywhere in the city in a timely manner
Real transit,
working commuter rail, light rail
use monorails (instead of the flawed light rail system),

Sue the pants off the contractors who are building the commuter rail
for the City of Austin for causing the plan to be over budget and late.
Fire the city lawyers who did not build a built proof contract which gave
these contractors infinite moneys and no accountability to the tax
payers. I demand the city to never allow contractors to penalize the
tax payer for going over budget or behind schedule. There must be
fines to the contractor for being late and over budget.
Rail Transit/Streetcar as proposed,
plan and carry out logical public transportation routes, ie light rail that
actually connects with entities within the city (utexas, capitol,
downtown, soco, etc)
need to have a campaign to make public transport more socially
diverse and accessible,
Invest in public transit.
implement light rail and be progressive about it (think Portland);
implement transit options (rail, etc)
Get the MetroRail online and expand it.
get mass transit that really works.
Bus routes clearly identified and easy to navigate at each stop;
Better rail & transportation.
Build a light rail system that gets people around as fast (or faster)
than cars.
1. intelligent, comprehensive lightrail that creates development nodes
based around pedestrians and not cars.
 LIGHT RAIL!!!;
 If light rail gives a quick and easy way to get downtown or to sports
venues, maybe parking won't be as big a problem.
 get rail transportation moving and expanded;
Improve public transportation system: establish more frequent and
comprehensive bus service, create a light rail system for within the
City, establish more bike parking lots along transportation lines, ensure
that buses/trains have spaces for bicycles
Improve transportation
Long term transportation planning that includes multimodal options
full throttle on mass transit
make light, commuter, and regional rail a reality, maintain and increase
drive for downtown density (we don't need another Houston/DFW here
in Central Texas).

create a radial system that stems from downtown and hits the outer
nodes and neighborhoods/suburbs. plan for regional mass transit,
connecting dallas and san antonio. improve the connectivity between
downtown, s. congress, s. lamar and drag through better pedestrian-
oriented development and amenities (like sidewalks!).

Do not undertake implementing passenger trains for central circulation.
figure out how to get people to ride the metrorail once its running - it's a
huge financial investment, and it'll need ridership to be worth the
expense...
better mass transportation
Commit to mass transit citywide.
Drafting a plan for decent public transportation is a good start - there
are many U.S. cities we can use as role models for such.
get capmetro rail working

Cap Metro should abandon rail and focus on Rapid bus and Express
bus which will serve many more people at a fraction of the cost
Get some usable form of mass transit going fast.
Free bus service, light rail to all parts of Austin and strategic roads set
aside for bicycles including showers, rest stops, etc.

incorporate bus routes more that are timed with the stops on the rail to
take to popular destinations such as the Domain, the Arboretum,
Shops in Round Rock. Run the rail in the evenings, too.
Light rail?
more buses running on the existing routes
more metro buses
more public transportation
better public transport.
Serious public transportation, especially in the central core.
Stop putting so much money into new roads and highways and instead
put it into public transportation.
street cars and rail
We need more public transportation and it needs to be easier to get
around on a bicycle
Work with Cap Metro to make shaded areas at all stops.
Feed some Federal dollars into public transportation
Get the light rail going.
Keep the bus fares low.
Public transportation.
more mass transit with rail system
Get the trains running.
Improve and expand public transit.
better transit
Build more of the train system
1) improving transportation - get the lite rail complete
Bus system that works.
Reorganize CAPITOL METRO into an efficient public transportation
entity.
I think that the rail line needs to go to the South of Austin.
Better transit: more frequent busses, busses than run later, commuter
rail; focus on walkable communities
overhaul the public transit system.
we need to have better mass transit
-modify the Capital Metro to add routes and come more often
* effective light rail (more stations, expanded coverage area)
develop a mass transportation plan that allows for sustainable growth
without sprawl and stop pushing density that destroys historic fabric
(9) Provide effective, efficient public transportation.
If you want to encourage the use of public transportation, make it easy
and tax parking downtown.
re-vamp the bus system with new leadership, promote
Reduce transit spending as a proportion of transportation spending
and focus on cost-effective service to those who need it.
effective rail and bus system
Improve traffic flow and public transportation.
get rail working
mass public transportation that facilitates secondary transportation
such as scooters and bicycles
Solve the public transportation problems--if any city can do this Austin
can!

Also, eventual increase in hours of operation of the Metro-rail so that it
is a major source of transportation to and from entertainment and
sports events, like in Dallas, NYC, or Houston......
 Rail that connects actual things and doesn't interrupt major roads.
a working rail line would be nice, even if it goes nowhere it would be a
start.
More covered bus stops.
Encouraging use of public transportation, bikes, and small vehicles
would also be good.
Rail or improved buses.
Buses are very dirty and we need to change that impression.
expand cap metro service on the west side of town
more public transport
Rapid public transit: primarily rail, not buses.
Implement Bus Rapid Transit, like in Curitiba Brazil, and Bogota
Columbia. (Red-light-free lanes on the city’s highways and boulevards,
instead of using traditional bus stops, passengers pay at stations,
significantly lowering the time it takes to board, etc.)
Shorter wait times for buses going to main areas, I did not worry about
catching a bus in Paris because I knew that about every 10 minutes or
so another bus would be coming along, it relieved a lot of the stress
and made the bus more convenient than a car.



I want an affordable people mover rail something or other.
I also want to be able to put my bike on that people mover.
Improve public transportation, create separate bike lanes
w/dividers/medians, not even an option for a car to travel on, thus not
creating anger with drivers.
improve mass transit
Improve mass transit
Improve mass transit FROM rail stations
improve public transit
Improve public transit
improve public transit - both with rail and improved bus service
Improve public transit! Get the Metrorail fixed, add more service,
connect the outlying communities.
improve public transportation
Improve public transportation
improve public transportation
Improve public transportation by making it accessible, user friendly-
current routes don't make much sense
improve public transportation investing in bike lanes and faster/further
development of train system
Improve public transportation options
improve public transportation to include commuter rail
improve quality of roadways
a real public transit system, not point to point transit
Allow private companies to compete for bus/train business - CapMetro
had their chance for many years and it doesn't work.
alternative public transportation
A New Plan for Capital Metro
as mentioned before. MONORAIL. plan the future around monorail, not
monorail around what already exists.
Better bus stops
Better bus system
Better bus/rail/transit system
Better buses, light rail, commuter rail, less cars
better east west public transit options
better public transport
Better public transportation
Better public transportation
Better public transportation
better public transportation both in urban areas and for commuters
better public transportation that people will really use
Better public transportation to ease traffic congestion
Better public transportation to outer portions of the city and beyond to
cut down on commutes and car conjestion
Better public transportation. More accessible stops.
Better mass transit
better mass transit
Better public transit train system and link to DFW, Houston and SA
better transit service
Bring dillos back

Bring public transportation methods up to speed with other large cities

Build a comprehensive rail system, not the joke CapMetro is running
Build a comprehensive urban rail system throughout Central Austin
that has NO ties to Capital Metro.
Train will be great when it finally is implimented. Will not have enough
cars.
Trains that can carry Cars
transportation congestion...we need more types of public
transportation, not just bigger highways
transportation improvements (rail)
Urban passenger rail that connects the entire city
Urban Rail and other transportation improvements
Urban Rail on major corridors
Public TRAMs/railway permanently est.(not Bus routes
Public transport that's clean and accessible
Public transportation
public transportation
Public transportation
Public Transportation
public transportation -esp for events
public transportation infrastructure! re-assign tax dollars, curb growth
sprall, living incentives within city limits
Public transportation needs improving
Public transportation needs to be improved-light rail
public transportation that is easy and accessible for all

Public transportation that works. Include decent covered waiting areas.

More light rail like the Leander-Austin line. All suburbs like Elgin,
Manor, Kyle, Pflugerville, Hutto, Georgetown, Lakeway, Spicewood
Springs should have a train system into downtown Austin
more mass transit, light rail, streetcars
More mass transit, timed traffic lights, turn lanes,
Monorail to Airport & Southeast
Mass transit improvements
Mass transit plan which includes Southwest Austin

mass transit services that the public is not affraid to use.
Mass Transit. Move light rail to a monorail system. Light rail impedes
traffic and cost too much with little payback. Look at Las Vegas’s
system for guidance.
mass transportation for all ages
mass transportation on railways (no traffic)
mass transportation system with other cities in Texas
Mass Transit System (rails) reaching as far south as Buda/Kyle and as
far north as Round Rock/Georgetown
mass transit that can bring people from the suburbs to downtown in a
timely manner
light rail
light rail
Light Rail
light rail
LIGHT RAIL ALL OVER AUSTIN/NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE WHO
LIVE NORTH..
Light rail down Guadalupe, Congress, N and S Lamar
light rail for all parts of the city
Light rail immediately
Light Rail Now, and not just Commuter rail - it needs to offer an
alternative to drunk driving at night
light rail or other commuter solutions
Light rail system that works.
Build a rail system that relieves traffic down Mopac
Build metro rail system
Buses running to outer parts of city all day
Capital Metro - revamp schedules, add stops, bring lightrail to south
Austin
Capitol Metro (bad customer service...fix it)

choose a north south road like guadalupe and put in the rail we need
city planning with focus on mass transit solutions, better east-west
corridors and easier access to the airport
commuter buses from the south to downtown

Comrehensive public transportation infrastructure, including frequent
departures and quick trips. A train system would be great.
Consider expanding bus routes and frequency of
Consider smaller vehicles for mass transportation
Construct a subway/ elevated rail system to svc city
Crazy good public transportation BEFORE development
create incentives for using public transportation/carpooling
Create bus system with someone besides Capital Metro or make there
buses run more frequently
create a REAL public transit system (and get rid of CapMetro if they
can't do it)
Create public transportation that's substantially cheaper and faster
than driving.
Create transportation solutions i.e public transportatin for city
employees
disband capital metro and begin anew
Fire Cap metro
Find someone other than CapMetro to address transit
focus on entire region's transit issues, not just where developers want
rail

Focus on transportation other than cars, trucks, busses. Off load the
roadways to trains & rail, highspeed or otherwise. Austin's leadership
needs to push for more & better railways & services between all major
Texas cities Dallas Ft. Worth/Austin/San Antonio/Houston/El Paso

Get a task force together to research the public transportation avaiable
now and find ways to enhance and make it better, timelines are
important here. Maybe have several "park n ride" spots on the outskirts
the city and have public transportation to bring them downtown.
get Cap Metro overhauled with people who are competent to build a
light rail
get control of public transportation for the people
Get light rail up and running so it can be expanded to S Austin
Get light rail working.
get light/commuter rail going all over the city
Get rid of light rail which no one wants
get rid of metro rail and capital metro
get rail moving to include south austin
get rail!!!
get public transportation launched!
GET MASS TRANSIT MOVING!! FIRE CAPITOL METRO!!! AND GET
A NEW ENTITY THAT WORKS FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN!! NOT
CAP.METRO!!!
Get real serious about fixing the broken Cap Metro.
Give incentives for Private Buses to run alongside Public Buses
have a good rail or bus system to the airport
Have all traffic lights at intersections red when light changes occur to
reduce accidents

implement a functioning and progressive public transportation system
Implement light rail
Implement rail and add capacity to MOPAC and I-35
Implement rail transit - urban and commuter
Improve bus system: frequency, safety, reliability
Improve Cap Metro route, connecting housing to retail/business areas,
make routes connect so transfer wait times aren't so long
Improve Cap Metro routes leading to downtown
improve Cap Metro's bus system
improve Capmetro to service ALL of Austin
Improve transportation.
improve urban rail
Improved and relavant Public Transportation
Improved mass transit
Improving Mass transit
improving our transit system, one that benefits AUSTINITES, not ppl
living in surrounding areas
Install bus pull-over spaces so they don't block traffic
Install smooth-running, high-frequency transit (3-5 minute headways)
along every major corridor in Austin
Long term Public transportation plan

Make bus riding attractive by simplifying routes to shorten travel times
and reduce confusion - they should travel in straight lines with no turns.
make bus riding more convenient (covered wait areas, buses every 10
minutes during rush hour)
Make it easier for mass transit and bikes, harder for cars
Make Public rail a priority not more roads
Make public transportation more available and affordable.
make quadalupe the downtown corridor for mass transit busses, bikes,
rail
Making sure transit options are available to everyone
more and better public transportation
meaningfull mass transit
more /better public transportation
More and more efficient public transportation.
More busses, why do we care so much about rail when we can't even
get the type of bus system people want to ride on?
much better non-road trnasit
more ways to get in and out of downtown without a car
More Trains
more thorough bus service
Non automobile transportation improvements
promote non-car transportation alternatives
Overhaul CMTA for efficiency & accountability
put in an underground rail linking the entire city and circling it on the
outlying areas
real mass transit
Rapid bus lines with dedicated lanes
rapid transit

Regional and urban rail service
reform of public transportation management

reliable public transportation to and from the airport all across the city
replace Capital Metro with an effective transit company
Resturcture Capital Metro
Bus stops are too close together.
robust light rail system

Work on getting a state of the art light rail going, possibly an eleveated
train if need be. For Austin to continue to grow, it needs better access
to the various parts of town in a big way. An active and efficient public
transit system will allow more people to come downtown and do
business and reduce traffic and pollution.
serious light rail
significantly larger rail service than currently planned
some sort of commuter rail
SPEARHEAD serious change in public transportation
Stop the waste on mass transportation projects that will be
underutilized
stop throwing money away on rail which is not
supportable/economically feasible due to pre-existing
developmental/density factors
stop urban rail; put it above or below the streets
stronger public transportation
The sprawl problem will probably take care of itself to some degree
with a good public transit infrastructure. Housing and businesses
would amass around transit hubs.
To have a fully functional electric above ground metro system (just like
Disney world- florida) that covers all of downtown and every direction
out which would take alot of the cars out of the city. They can be above
the side walk down all the major roads.
we need CapMetro to get on the ball with MetroRail
We must deal with transportation services

we need accessible alternative transportationmost major centers are a
1/3 mile from a bus stop and there are shelters for inclement weather
we need affordable alternative transportation
vastly improve public transportation, including hike and bike trails
improve public transit
improve public transportation


Improve public transportation -- especially bus
improve public transportation through better planned bus routes, rail,
park and ride facilities
improve public transportation to and from city as well
more public transportation
More public transportation options (light rail, etc.)
MORE RAIL!! to reduce traffic.
A workable mass transit system
Better bus and bike routes
better bus service, railways
Better buses (more middle-class friendly, with stations, covers, better
service) Like Bogata. Cheaper and smarter than rail.
better mass transit system
Better transportation options
build light rail commuter system
Build a good sustainable public transportation system
Better public transportation system
Build a high-speed rail/metro system
City owner mass transit. Privatization was a horrible mistake.
Complete the transportation System
continue with mass transit and light rail to alleviate traffic.
Develop real & efficient mass transit system
expand public transportation
Increase Public Transit
Public Transportation
Public Transportation
Public transportation
Visit the Bay Area transport system. ride on it for a day. WOW!
Real mass transportation system
Build the commuter rail station near Mopac & 1st
Bus and rail service that services east and south austin to the same
degree and quality that is provided downtown
Bus sytem that actually works



Capital metro needs to be usable for passengers, and have cutouts at
bus stops so that they are not causing traffic problems
Capitol Metro should have more vans than empty Big Busses on the
Roads!!
Create convenient & efficient mass transit system, alternative
transportation options (e.g., dedicated bike & pedestrian routes in
central Austin, etc.)

Create major 6 to 8 lane streets for moving traffic around Austin, Texas
that would lead into to downtown parking areas to bike or walk to work
create real public transportation without eliminating the effectiveness of
the limited transit we have!
Downtown streetcar
Easy and affordable public transportation
Educate people on use of public transportation
elevated trains
Expand rail system, Hoc the farm.
expand the light rail - once it's up and running
expand rail transit or dedicated high speed bus lanes
Fix Capital Metro
fix the downtown roads
Fix the horrible traffic, such a beautiful city with absolutely horrible
traffic jams.
get highspeed rail moving, make it easier to enjoy downtown
Get Metro Rail up and running
get light rail moving!

Re-prgram Capitol Metro on-line schedule page so that by entering
both a start address and arrival street and travel time of day like
Mapquest the route including change locations and time would pop up
Get the train running.
Get the train working or shut down the project...too much money
wasted on this already
Getting the lightrail up. This waiting is rediculous
Heavily promote alternative transport - biking, bussing, walking, etc.. I
would make cycling feel safer to those on the rode trying to alleviate
the number of cars and do something for our environment. Make them
feel safe, make drivers able to easily know they are there and they
have the right to be there. I would crack down on the amount of traffic
violations that people are allowed to get away with for lack of resources
(as told to me by APD).
Improved Bus Transportation to support public commutes
Improvement of public streets - easing traffic
Keep transportation affordable and dependable so folks will start riding
the bus to work
Let the bicycles on the walkways and keep them off of the streets
light rail
Light rail

Light rail system should run in the evenenings. This will bring Suburban
diners into the city core for an evening of entertainment without the
hassles of dealing with Traffic or risk of being stopped for DUI
magically improve the public transportation system
Make the myth of the Metro rail a reality
Mass transit

mass transit systems & affordable housing developed and supported
Metro Railway (get it moving)
MetroRail
urban rail lines
Think about a monorail, elevated, all city access system
smaller buses or vans for areas with low ridership so there can still be
a ride every 10 minutes (the buses in these 2 recommendations could
be electric to cut down on fuel expenses)




Rail lines need to take people to where they need to go, like to large
businesses, in order to be useful and used.
Provide safe and clean public transportation for all areas of the city, not
just commuters from weathy suburbs
Provide suburban bus collectors to create connectivity within each
suburb tied to a suburban transit hub
Provide mass transit based what we need, no what is cool
prioritize establishment of rapid transit system
offer more forms of transportation. rail that actually benefits
commuters downtown. rail that services the airport
Completely overhaul CapMetro?
Minimize cost with Public Transportation. Our City and population base
is not designed to fully utilize PT
Monorail-elevated gets most buses out of traffic.
mono rail system to major points of interest throughout the city and
airport. more park and ride locations outside city limits to reduce traffic
which could be picked up by the mono rail to downtown business and
UT campus
more bus stops out of traffic
More city-wide focus (as opposed to downtown to Mopac)
Encourage citizens to use transit systems.

Get a completely new structure for Cap Metro with competent
leadership: first priority evaluating the current bus system. Fewer huge
buses running empty and more flexible service from smaller units.
Get competent/motivated people involved in creating public
transportation; get the trains rolling!
Rethink mass transit--What is doable in the next 5 years vs. 15 years?
More bus and rail service to all parts of the city, don't discriminate
against certina parts of the city when it comes to transportation
Better mass transit options within the loop (183/360/I-35)
all categories of public transportation - hike/bike trails, bike lanes,
sidewalks; buses, light rail, etc.
Capitol Metro: Hardly anyone rides the bus during the day. You could
have a lot of passengers in and around Downtown, that would use
public transportation at night to avoid a DWI...

Commuter transit to airport, especially serving NW and SW Austin
(where the most frequent travelers live) as well as downtown Austin.
get rid of capitol metro
Offer incentives to use alternative transportation, and incentives for
hybrid car drivers.
create more public transport, especially light rail
Develop more alterrnative transportation modes like light rail and a
CLEAN, SAFE and USABLE bus system.

Get more bus routes and stops - especially at the Center for Child
Protection Develop rail - like in Portland


Go up or under with mass transit.
Hae fixed route bus service along w.Slaughter Ln and thru circle C and
along Escarpment and between Freescale and AMD.
Hold Capitol Metro accountable for transit solutions.

Must improve mass transit and other modes (bikes) of transportation
Places to sit down at ALL bus stops
Provide transporation alternatives central city. Trolly, light rail, remote
parking etc.
RAIL- Need rail in a cross formation north-south east to west and build
off mainlines.
The 4-phase streetcar plan is a good start; add a South Congress to
Ben White, an MLK (Bullock Museum)-Triangle/51st St, a ABIA-South
Congress along Ben White on existing rail line, and a Pleasant Valley-
Ben White on the East side.
Simplify bus routes so the wait is not so long.

Invest in sustainable transportation: sidewalks, bicycle routes, transit.
Coordinate road traffic with public transportation
Have bus services for special occasions downtown available for people-
-I mean a lot of buses, not one every half hour or so.
The train needs to get moving; we have paid for it and people are
waiting to make $ on it. Get it moving!
WE really need a better public transportation system. WE need
frequent express routes that run along east west corridors and connect
to north south corridors. This winding around a neighbor hood and too
complicated for people to immediately understand.
Effective mass transit that could last for the next 100 years is essential.
Better leadership at Cap Metro
develop reliable transit to the irport from all directions

More public transportation
Improve public transit - more options
Public transportation
Continue to improve mass transit
Subway/metro system
Shorter, tighter bus routes with buses running more frequently
Improve transportation with more meatier public options. MAke new
neighborhoods HUB hoods, and walker friendly with services needed
near by.Public transportation to needed service areas should run later
and more often.
Mass transit within city limits FREE, Amtrak bigger and better
Light Rail
promote and deliver clean, dpendable, on time city bus usage to
reduce traffic
Start working on a monorail system
Don't put the streetcar on Manor road inline with the traffic - fight
TxDOT and put it where it would work - MLK - an already heavily
trafficked street.
public transportation
Reliable, frequent public transportation that runs later.
prolifierate transportation options (i.e. Why only allow 3 taxis
companies? Why not allow jitney services?)
Improved connectivity for alternative transportation
Improved connectivity for alternative transportation
Improve the public transit system
An Improved Public Transportation System
bite the bullet and improve urban transportation options
Better transit options, more flyer buses and stops
better transportation options/more bus routes/metro rail system sucks
better mass transit
better organized public transportation
better planning for metro rail line
better public transportation
Better public transportation for commuters
Better public transportation.
Better public transportation; including rapid transit option (like BART in
the Bay Area, CA)
Continue with light rail, and expand feeder rail to provide access to
more areas
create a reliable transit system that provides people with transporation
options
continue to invest in light rail
create better public transportation like the elevated train in Chigaco
Concentrate on light & commuter rail for all areas including Oak Hill
comprehensive mass transit for region
Commuter rail for South Austin into downtown
commuter trains
develop metro rail lines to connect the city with outlying areas
design transportation system-convinent for all (live
north,south,east,west)
Develop reliable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions to prevent traffic gridlock.
developing a public transportation system
do not make it any easier to park downtown/improve public
transportation
Eliminate Capital Metro


EXPANDED BUS AND METRO RAIL TO MANOR
extensive light rail system
Transit
urban government
urban light rail network
Use smaller buses on less-used routes
more public transport (shorter intervals, more busses)
More public transportation options
More Public transportation- short and long trips
more rail
more rail
More rail service (expand to central austin)
Light Rail
light rail
LIGHT RAIL DOWN SOUTH AND WEST. Austin is getting too large to
not have some form of mass rail transit.
Light Rail!
Improved public transportation
improved transportation planning to minimize traffic into austin
Improving bus routes for those who live central, but not close enough
to walk or bike
Improving Public Transit - Think Seattle/Portland areas
Improving public transportation and traffic
Incentives for using alternate modes of transportation
incorporate alternative forms of transportation (bike lanes)
increase public transit options
Increase mass transit to relieve traffic
implement monorail
improve bus service on popular routes--people should not have to
stand so much on popular routes
improve cap. metro's delivery of service for bus riders
Fully fund a metro rail system.
Gear people to park in other areas and take the bus inward to events
thus helping congestion.
get CapMetro to deliver on its promises
Get the rail working pronto! And expand it throughout central and south
austin!
get train transit to the airport
Go ahead with mass transit projects, NOW. Consider all options
Improve public transportation
Improve Public Transportation - more lines, more buses, train system
IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (BUS, RAIL, ETC)
Improve Public Transportation Dramatically
Improve safe and clean public transportation options
keep working on that Light Rail thing
Mass transit after midnight
Mass transit from Buda/Kyle
monorail that avoids traffic and accidents and looks cool
Monorail--in city
MORE BUS TRANSPORTATION FROM OTHER TOWNS
more mass transit options
More Mass Transportation and alternate routes to I-35 and Mopac.
Not sure why we took out the Dillo buses - we need some kind of
transit downtown.
Obtain consensus for public transportation that includes workers in
surrounding areas
Open first train line and accelerate timline on 2nd line
public rail
public transportation
Public transportation
public transportation
public transportation
public transportation infrastructure, monorail, train, something!

public transportation services catch the expanded north and south area
Public transportation that works
Rapid Transit
Rail & improved bus transit
rail system
rail to airport - instead of Mueler to ABIA, should be a location north
and south to serve the greatest population overal - routes from Lamar
and 183 for the North starting point (existing park and ride) and Ben
White and I-35 for the South starting point.
Put in accessible, affordable light rail/ commuter rail
we really need a rail system like in some larger cities
serious light rail & commuter rail plan & action

Smaller, more frequent buses.
Some kind of transit system
all bus stops off of main street lanes

Affordable Light rail system that services entire City of Austin including
ETJ with plenty of secure parking lots like Washington DC system
Add urban rail component, preferably one that is not subject to street
traffic delays, to transportation mix
a route that the train stops on various spots on Mopac and various
spots in the downtown area, ie, the YMCA , the courthouses, the
Capitol
alternative modes of transportation to work
Better mass transit with more routes to places people want to go
Better transportation routes
Better transportation systems
better public transportation
bring back the Trolley cars
bus routes that work for more people
busses that run more frequently/later hours, with more routes east-
west as well as north-south
Busses to run after midnight from NW Austin to downtown
Cap Metro has to see the light: more routes, all the time
Commuter rail line between airport & downtown
Continue focus on improving public transportation. Get it done!
consider improvement in public transportation to and from South Austin
not just North Austin
Create a bus system that covers more of the city
Dedicated bus lanes so buses aren't sitting in traffic
create an effect city transportation system
Develop reliable transit to downtown and the airport from all 4
directions to prevent traffic gridlock.
develop comprehensive transit plan which inclides various forms of
mass transit
enhanced public transportation
Extend Commuter rail to incl. stop in Round Rock
Extend public bus routes
expand bus routes and create route that prevents having to travel to
downtown austin to return to north austin
Expand Metro Rail.
Expand the light rail system to more parts of Austin
Fix cap metro
Fix the public transportation issues. More rail stops, better connectivity
to pocket neighborhoods. We are SO far behind most cities in
transportation it is embarassing.



good light rail!
Get the light rail working to ease traffic congestion
Get the train going and promote its use
Free mass transportation supported by taxes (That's how you get cars
off the road!)


have more buses and routes
Improve access to different modes of transportation.
improve and encourage use of public transit by not making parking so
readily available
improve public transit (not just for Leander!). Make it easy for people
to use.
improve public transportation accessibility in downtown
Increase bus and rail routes and frequency and lower their cost
Increase mobility provided by Green Public Transportation
incentives for alernate commutes
Increase public transportation and bikeways
Increase public transportation coverage and market it so people start
using it
Keep Cap Metro affordable - reduce fares.
Light rail and metro rail
light rail system of mass transit
Light Rail: Airport to Downtown Hotels/Convention Center/UT.
Lakeway to Round Rock, Lakeway to Downtown, Bee Caves to
Downtown. Buda to Round Rock. Dripping Springs to Manor.
more public transportation
More rapid bus routes and times to get around town
Make the public transportation really easy and fun to use.
mono rail
more incentives for citizens to take public transportation
more investment in public transportation
easily access other means of transportation to get to those jobs,
usually on the other side of town.
more light rail
more mass transit - TRAINS!!
offer incentives for using alternate forms of transportation
(discounts,tax credits)
prioritize rail
PUBLIC TRANSPORTAtion
Rail and other transit options
rail system
run light rail down the middle of mopac along side the train tracks/ to
wharehouse district and 6th st
Revamp much of city bus system because of lack of use and/or
demand (eliminating many lines or reducing service)
revisit how to utilize the dillo
stop raising the bus fares
superior transit system in place, esp. high-speed rail
stronger public transit system with more frequent buses; more night
routes
the commuter rail needs to come on line and connect more places
Use mini busses instead of huge busses for little traveled routes
who actually benefits from Cap Metro red line? Need rail transit
running North / South & East / West from central downtown
add bus routes
better public transportation
Better mass transportation options
bus stops that show when the next bus is coming
Capital Metro is partially funded by our sales tax, so make them have
better customer service and on time routes and stop cancelling routes
and more routes to outer areas of Austin
construct climate-appropriate bus stops to encourage use by
professionals. You can't arrive to the office having sweated through
your suit!
Continue and expand rail investment
create an even bigger area for the dillos
Create additional capital metro bus routes that dont take people 30
minutes out of their way
develop real mass transit


fix Capital Metro
FIX THE RAIL SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!
EXPANDED BUS AND METRO RAIL TO MANOR
Forget rail and concentrate on busses
Get a real urban rail system going
Get busses/trains to ALL areas of the city, improve the system
(connections from all parts of the city), have busses, trains run all days,
weekends. (+ nights once/hour untill 2-3 a.m. - this could reduce drunk
driving
Get the light rail working (how original, right?)
Have a transit system that runs all the time.
Have a work-able public transit system. Busses are late and/or slow.
The light rail thing is a joke by now. Boston has a great train and bus
system and Ausitn (although smaller) could learn a lot from it.
have better transportation for people who cannot afford cars, such as
railway or subway trains to get to places quicker
Improve the Austin metro trains system
Improve mass-transportation
improve public transportation
improve public transportation, light rail, etc.
Improve Cap Metro, more trains & buses. Instead of toll lanes add bus
lanes, see what they did in Pittsburgh, Pa.
light rail and/or subway
lower bus fares
make public transportation FREE
metro rail shoud also run week ends
mass transit
mass transit
more rail options
need the subway to be up and working with better conectivity
OR offer flyer bus stop in Round Rock
Plan an extensive network of commuter train lines within a radius of
about 30 miles from downtown (except going beyond west of 360
because hilly terrain)
preferential lane for bus
Public transit.

rail system and downtown streetcars
Rail system in place for all parts of Austin
Rail to the airport -- off the streets. Put it above or below ground. Not
at ground. Look at Vancouver BC or Monterrey, Mexico.
Run two rail lines in MoPac from 183 till 5th street so that commuter
trains can run on those tracks as well.
Revamp Capmetro to meet real needs and be self sustaining
revamp public transit, enhance rapid bus
Run more buses east-west. Manor Road and MLK have few routes
and long waits.
Shelters at the bus stops
START The rail line and add more!


System-wide maps at every CapMetro stop.
Better Transportation
Complete a plan and fund transportation projects
increase taxes to fund projects such as bus routes, transit systems
TRAIN OR SUBWAY
Urban Rail
We need a working rail system
we need something similar to NextBus for Austin so we can know
when the busses are really coming




 I think all new developments need to include pedestrian friendly
access as well as areas within the development to encourage people
to get out and about.
connecting the hike bike trails throughout Austin
Continue to improve infrastructure for bicycle trasportation to, from,
and within the city center.
enforce laws that protect the lives of bike riders.
Add more sidewalks and bike lanes.

I also think that a better set of east-west bike routes would be nice.
1. More Bike Lanes
*educate drivers and cyclists about laws

connections for bike lanes and sidewalks (sometimes they just end!);
More bike lanes
Add more bike lanes and sidewalks
Better bike amenities

Connect and expand the pedestrian and bicycle networks, this will aid
public transit in the future more than anything else.
 more side walks
 more hike and bike trails.
 Bike paths
Add separate bike lanes to all major roads and painted bike lanes to
smaller roads. Many 4 lane roads could be reduced to 2 with a middle
turn lane and a bike lane (e.g., 45th, Cameron). Add a network of off-
road bike paths leading to major commute areas (N-S, E-W). Put in a
commute metro line as well as a more localized light rail (see Portland
as an example).
turn Congress Av. into a pedestrian Zone
ticket bicycles for not following road rules
We need more hike and bike trails and safe pedestrian crossings over
major roads.

Please construct bicycle lanes on current roadways when possible or
at least put in sidewalks where bicycle lanes are not feasible.
Work to make Austin increasingly bike and pedestrian friendly.
Increase side walks, pocket parks (community garden parks too) and
trees in the older/established neighborhoods. If the side streets had
side walks we wouldn't need speed bumps.
more bike lanes
more protected bike lanes on major streets (overall, but especially on
roads that lead to anticipated metro rail stations),
more bike lanes
Elevate pedestrian experience in planning.
Increase funding for bicycle, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure.
Create dedicated bike lanes along major corridors, instead of
relegating them to less traveled ones. A narrow "climbing lane" for a
small segment of South Lamar is not enough.
Improve bicycle safety and public awareness,
We need to continue to update roads with bike lanes to allow people
to safely bike through the city and to work.
 Shade, either through trees or canopies from the brutal sun while
traveling on foot.
Promote proper bike riding techniques.
Increase bike safetly lanes.
Do the hard work of building infrastructure, like sidewalks and real
bike lanes.
1. Bring in light rail so we can ride around town on a reliable schedule
at a reduced price without pollution.
Rail from the city's hub to the airport to help give traffic options to those
preferring rail to their downtown hotel vs. cab. Options, just like in any
other major city.
finish & expand the light rail - and create incentive structures that
encourage people to use it... and make sure it runs late such that we
can get drunk people to use it in lieu of driving to/from downtown on
weekend nights,
Create/improve existing ways for all residents to access Austin's best
features - improve public transportation. Make it something that
everyone wants to use and does.
I) Consider fully subsidizing and expanding bus service

Finish the light rail- soon.
GROW UP! Finish the freaking light rail, and make it actually work for
us.
create a public education campaign to keep cars from running over
bicyclists.
educate motorists about safety toward pedestrians and bicyclists;
bicyclists about pedestrians and motorists, etc.
Increase pedestrian safety by building more sidewalks (or permeable
paths) in neighborhoods.
Bikers who share the road with motorists need to required to take a
bike safety course and police need to site them for constantly breaking
traffic laws.
build more sidewalks
Make one or two bike-only streets for safe bike traffic.
walkable areas
more pedestrian/bicycle friendliness
We can have more pedestrian and bike friendly boulevards.
add more sidewalks in neighborhoods
Bicycle awareness. I know that it is not good publicity to report how
many cyclists are involved in hit and runs, but you need to make it safe
for us. PUBLIC AWARENESS.
Bicycle Lanes
bicycle lanes
Bicycle Lanes need to be created on all thoroughfares
Bicyclists abide by traffic laws, same as cars, and stay off of major
thorough fares. Also, they need to pay registration fees to help pay for
streets, etc.
Bicylce registration / insurance to add revenue
bike lanes
More bicycle facilities
More bicycle infrastructure, bicycle boulevards and segragated bike
paths
more bicycle lanes, paths
more bike lanes
More bike lanes
More bike lanes all the way up and down Mopac, Congress, Lamar,
etc.
more bike lanes and unified traffic plans
More bike lanes, sharrows and bike parking, dedicated bike blvd on
Nueces,
more bike lanes/routes
More bike trails - one along path of RR
More Bike/walking trails
more bikeways
build more sidewalks in all parts of the city
Build more sidewalks. Make it easy for people to walk.

Cat walks over busy streets such as E. Riverside Dr. and North Lamar
Complete Bike Lanes such as Lance Armstrong Bikeway on the the
Eastside
create bike commuting trails in railroad right of ways where they are
wide enough
Create bike lanes
Create seperate bike lanes for commuters.
Cross town streets dedicated to bycicles and horse traffic
Cut bicycle lanes Traffic problems
dedicated bike paths
Develop bicycle only concrete path system
Get Austin's Metro up and running ASAP and extend it from San
Marcos, to Leander, Round Rock - should greatly improve traffic flow
on major arteries


Implement Bicycle corridors / Bike friendly routes for commuting
improve cycling infrastructure
improve sidewalk design & construction
improve the walking paths with a new rock base, see more police
phones on the walking paths
Increase bicycle and pedestrian pathways
improved bike lanes
Increase SAFE pathways for bike, light electric bikes to downtown



Less cars more bikes
make Austin more walkable and bikeable
Make it a truly bike friendly city.
moderate spending on projects for small groups /bikes
More and better bicycle lanes
More education about safe bike/car/pedestrian interactions
more support for cyclists
More thought put into things like closing down streets for bikes
more trails and bike paths
More walkable/bikable city - trails/sidewalks
Must continue to improve walkability of downtown
Need a focus on safety for bikes & peds especially along all of the
exceptionally dangerous highspeed roadways...attention to detail at the
intersections...if you put a sidewalk in don't fill it with 15 road signs &
power poles etc.
Pass and ENFORCE bicycle laws
Ped and bike accessibility. I used to live a mile from Whole Foods but
had to walk two miles to get there with the car-centric planning, even in
the urban core.
Put pedestrian/bike bridge over Mopac
remove barriers so people will walk and ride bikes - more bike lanes
and sidewalks


Safe bike routes


Sidewalks for Pedestrians


walkability - fill in our missing sidewalks
we need to continue to create more pedestrian and bike friendly
atmosphere, esp. downtown.
Bike boulevards
Bike lanes and enforcement of bikers to abide by road way laws
Bike lanes on all major streets
Bike lanes on shared road ways must have curbs to keep traffic from
hitting cyclists.
bike safety clinics and more involvement by the APD bike patrol
more bike infastructure
more bike lanes
More bike lanes
More bikelanes
more sidewalks
More sidewalks (with some shade tree, please) and bicycle lanes
More sidewalks and bikeways


sweep/wash sidewalks
A bike highway that goes over/under 35.
Actually have a safe place for people to walk along streets, rather than
on streets
add more bike friendly lanes like east 5th & Mary St.
Add more bikeways
Better pedestrian/bicycle thouroughfares.
Build bicycle friendly lanes
Build more sidewalks
build more sidewalks
Build more bicycle paths/trails. Transect Austin and connects outlying
suburbs with bicycle lanes.
improve bicycle transportation

improve control of cyclist and educate them about riding on city streets
Inforce bicycle laws
Invest more in pedestrian and bike infrastructure
more pedestrian and bike paths around busy areas (highways,
shopping)
More pedestrian friendly environment, promote bikes
More pedestrian-friendy crossings


create more bike routes (N to S and E to W) and encourage use
thereof
Dedicate some streets for public transportation like the new bike street
that is being contemplated.
Designated bike boulevards, esp in South Austin
Enforce traffic laws for bike riders--don't turn downtown streets into
bike only lanes
Focus pedestrian and bike-friendly efforts in the outlying areas of the
City, not just downtown
Improve walk-ability of neighborhoods
increase biking and pedestrian infrastructure
keep working on bike lanes for the green commuters
make downtown a place people can find parking and safely walk and
bike
make space for bike traffic gas and auto upkeep is going up,be
proactive by encouraging cycling and public transportation.
wider sidewalks
Trains that can carry Bicycles

there is not enough room for 3 ft next to bikes and cars in some streets
close Congress capital to lake for pedestrian walk
Safer streets on the east side (medians, etc.)

Provide more bike and pedestrian access points, trails, networks,
comfortable zones - this can happen while not compromising cars.

Consider a traffic light cycle that has all lights red while pedestrians
cross - allow diagonal at that time along with normal rectanular.
If you want people to bike to work then you need locker room
requirement for all office buildings based on square footage
Keep supporting the bicycle community
Increased cost of public parking
more walking spaces in shady, uncrowded areas with phone/music
limits

make driver's take an effective driver ed course that teaches them how
to deal with bikes and pedestrians -- drivers in this city don't seem to
know that Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks!
Be realistic with the bike lanes! (and also see the first one!)
bicycle lanes
Bicyclists have a lot of freedom with where they can ride, but it
impedes traffic in the downtown area. When you generally have 2
lanes, and traffic is hindered in one due to slow bicycle traffic, it leads
to a backup in the remaining lane(s). The bicycle should have their
own lane to the side of the roadway and should have to abide by the
traffic laws if they are riding on the streets.

create more bike lanes and limit use in some areas for bike commuting
only. (ie no biking on certain roads if it's exclusively for exercise)



It is not safe to allow bicyclists to share the road with cars, especially
on narrow roads. We need to carefully plan and design a bike lane
network througout the city to ensure the saftey of everyone.
create large pedestrian only zones in downtown
SIDEWALKS !!!

Bicycle lanes that are completely separate, and safe, from car traffic.
Encourage more bicycling and motor cycle use
Add dedicated bike lanes downtown and surrounding.
More bike friendly roadways
make downtown and soco more pedestrian oriented
bicycle lane all the way along Lamar and Congress and Mopac and
IH35
Bike lanes where car lanes are now
biking only streets
Better sidewalks on major streets
Build a bike bride on mo pac over Barton Creek
Wider shoulders or bike paths that go north -south
greater bike infrastructure
Improved Pedestrian infustructure, retrofitted sidewalks
Improve sidewalks to encourage pedestrian traffic in the
neighborhoods.
Make the town more bike- and pedestrian-friendly
modify majority of stop signals to show countdown to light change
more bike lanes
More parks, bike lanes/paths and walking trails
More sidewalks
more sidewalks!!!!
prioritize bicycles
PEDESTRIAN AND BIKE RIGHT OF WAYS
Side walks and trails for bike transportation
Sidewalks installed everywhere.
bike friendly routes
bike lanes everywhere; improve public transportation/rail
Bike/Ped Trails along rail tracks - the Union Pacific Mandate of 25 foot
variance on each side of the track is outdated. Putting up a 2 foot
concrete wall with 8' chain link fence for the remaining height should
make this cost reasonable
build sidewalks
develop plan for better or added sidewalks
encourage bike friendly trffice and laws
Encourage support for alternative transportation (bikes, pedestrains)


get more bike friendly

Improved Bicycle Infustructure, easy cross points for busy intersections
make one major n/s road for bikes ONLY
More bike friendly roads
More bike lanes
more sidewalks
more sidewalks in older neighborhoods
Put in sidewalks
public bikes for rentals in city core as done Paris
remove on street parking along the drag and extend the bike lane and
bus lane.
Some kind of ways bicylclists can ride w/o fear
safe bike lanes on all major roads


VASTLY IMPROVE BIKE AND WALKING TRANSPORT
Add more bike lanes to reduce the cars on the roads and make it safer
for bikers
Bike friendly streets everywhere!
Bike lanes
BIKE LANES
Bikers must get a license to write a bike and must follow all traffic
rules. Bike lanes would be clearly marked and a system of bike trails
across town would be established to get people from one side to the
other. Helmets would be required. If the bikers want to use the road
they should be responsible riders.
Build more bike lanes
change the bike lanes so as to not interfere with heavy/high traffic
streets, ie Lamar, Lavaca, Guadalupe
Create an (underground) air conditioned walkway system to connect
downtown buildings
Expand Bike lanes and educate car and truck drivers.
fix the sidewalks
get rid of the bicycle lanes
improve relations between bike riders and car drivers
Increase walking safety with more walking bridges, etc
Make bicyclers get special licenses to ride their bikes take driver's ed
especially designed for bicyclers and make them responsible for failing
to obey traffic signals/signs
Make bicyclists accountable for traveling on the roads
make more areas "pedestrian friendly"
make pedestrian and bicycling safer and more accessible
Making bikers abide by traffic laws.
Make the city as bike and pedestrian friendly as possible
more bike lanes
more bike lanes will encourage folks to drive less
More bike/lanes release congestion
more bike lanes

More bike friendly roads downtown. Nueces bike plan is a great idea.
More connected bike lanes/routes throughout town
More pedestrian crossings, bike lanes, sidewalks
more protected bike lanes and bike routes
Pedestrian/bike bridges - another concept people in CAMPO/CapMetro
refuse to embrace - this will improve conncectivity for cyclists
Put a bicycle route on the pipe line in South Austin.
sidewalks!!
TAX BIKE RIDERS FOR ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Ticket cyclists impeding the flow of automotive traffic.
traffic control, more bike lanes
Better sidewalks.
Make the roads and sidewalks less drivable and more walkable &
bikeable like Northern European cities.
provide more support to public and alternative means of transportation
(other than automobile) and take steps toward phasing out the "car
culture".
The city should continue to develop more pedestrian and biker, and
public transportation-reliant infrastructure systems. Our over-reliance
on highways and interstates makes entire swathes of the city
inaccessible to those who don't have cars.
1and 2 - find a tireless advocate for effective traffic solutions and a
leadership that can implement a successful innovative model for public
transportation.
commit to flexible transportation policies and avoid expensive and
ineffective solutions like rail

Make it difficult and expensive to drive - offer lots of small-scale public
transportation rather than large, boondoggle projects. Build better bike
lanes (have them actually physically separated from traffic) and better
sidewalks. Make the city bike and pedestrian friendly, not car-friendly.
 level parking garages and give people bus passes,
make inner-city IH-35 the toll road to reduce in-town traffic congestion
& make the outer highways free
Improve public transportation and bike infrastructure
There's a beautiful metro rail station near my house, all ready to go,
lights, ticket machines, and everything, and it HURTS to drive past it
every morning during my hour-long one way, 12 mile commute every
day. Buses are simply not an option from where I live, and they'd just
get stuck in the same traffic anyway. Take those rail tracks from
Pflugerville and Round Rock to the Domain and Pickle Research
Center, to the UT campus, past the capitol, up Congress, and over the
bridge to the shopping district on S. Congress, and out to the airport.
Infill the land along the tracks with hotels, walkable communities, and
affordable residential areas. Close Guadalupe Street near campus
to cars, and make it train/bike/walk only. If we can get the UT
community to embrace a car-free culture, there is more hope for the
future of Austin to do the same. Add more green spaces downtown!
Host more events in them, like bigger farmer's markets, outdoor movie
and theater nights, artist fairs, food stalls, etc. Build more multi-level
parking garages downtown, require all new multi-story buildings to
include at least one parking level available for public use, and integrate
 Incentives for carpooling and using mass transit

Make Lamar a two lane road and widen the sidewalks to turn that
corridor between Enfield and 6th Street into a pedestrian friendly ~
walking, biking, stroller, gathering area. It could extend downtown into
Lamar, but in a unique way for less car traffic and more foot traffic. It
would also turn that part of Lamar off to commuters and have them
utilize the highways when traveling instead of bottle necking that part of
Lamar. Fix the streets, sidewalks, and curbs from Lamar to Mopac in
the W. 6th to Enfield area again to promote more pedestrian traffic.
Mass transit
LESS CARS. MORE BICYCLE LANES.
Better bus service, more bike lanes and related facilities such as
secure places to lock the bike and clean up.
  Streets downtown closed to traffic
Better Transportation
better transportation services
Aggressive transit plan for walking, biking, bus, rail, and cars
develope a multi-modal transportation plan (I did)
move rail infrastructure to the SH 130 corridor and utilize space
vacated on Mopac for more lanes
We need more public transportation (expanded bus and rail lines) and
alternative transportation infrastructure like bicycle facilities. We need
more public transportation options from places like Oak Hill to the
airport and downtown. Density is good in some areas, but we shouldn't
just allow it everywhere, and we need to make sure new projects fit in
with existing neighborhoods
Focus more on non-vehicular modes of transportation,
There needs to be much better public transportation, and more
pedestrian and bike-friendly streets.
Expand bike lanes, the rail system, and walkways.
more and better public transporation and biking infrastructure;
Keep expanding bike trails; perhaps build commuter bike roads with
own overpasses and protective walling from heavy traffic. When
people stopped in traffic see bicyclist ride by...that might reduce
polution and traffic problems. Enfield/15th might be a good place to
start as it is very narrow and dangerous for bicyclists. Use sidewalk
space for cycling lanes, not roads where cars are.
more bike lanes, more efficient bus lines and more of them so you
don't have to wait for a long time, covered bus stations, light rail or
some type of train system in downtown and that serves north/south
corridors, retail/restaurants next to neighborhoods for easy access
without a car,
More bike/ped facilities, including those on dedicated ROW, not on the
street. Driver education! Light rail - esp. Mueller to UT to downtown.
Continued bus service.
More transit alternatives
Need more pedestrian and bicycle options, a real light rail option,
need dedicated bike lanes and public transportation
PLEASE COMPLETE THE RAIL SYSYEM!!!! Someone or some group
is holding this up for some other or other. It would really help relieve
traffic.
public transit, continue pedestrian and bike improvements.
public transit/light rail, adding more bicycle lanes
Parking requirements in the central city should be reduced for ancillary
units to encourage other modes of transport.

 A multi-modal transportation system needs to be developed to allow
for other options besides automobiles. We should not expand
roadways to accommodate more vehicular traffic, but re-designate
existing roadways to allow for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
 force folks to use public transportation by making it significantly more
expensive not to use it!
Push harder to inform / involve the general public about transportation
opportunities and constraints.
Upgrade infrastructure
 Improve transportation options.
  We need to build and retrofit as necessary for
walking/running/skating and cycling.
Incentives offer the best chance for improvement. It must be worth
someone's while to make a change. -Establishment of independent
oversight of CapMetro -Tax breaks/credits or reimbursement for
proven use of alternate modes of transportation or reduction in gas
usage
Continue / expand efforts to encourage people to use their
automobiles less.
Find incentives for people to leave their cars at home and ride public
transportation.
and discouraging automobile use, in the city.
   urban planning should emphasize pedestrian, bike, & public
transportation (ease of mobility)
 Transportation innovation.       If City Council members won't ride the
bus why do they think citizens will?
User friendly public transportation system; perhaps the start of a
system where it is cost-prohibitive to park downtown (thereby
encouraging use of mass transit), high occupancy lanes.
provide alternative transportation.
 What about mandatory bike education for driver license renewal?
Remove car lanes from certain roads such as South 1st and make
dedicated protected bike lines separated from traffic.
*real, working public transportation INSTEAD of building new roads.
Get that train up and running, and make it usable to all Austinites.
*More bike lanes and sidewalks! Encourage fewer cars on downtown
roads.
 2. Our top priorities for transportation should be the development of an
effective public transit system, safe bike routes that are physically
separated from car lanes where possible and walkable neighborhoods
that include shade and sidewalks.
 3) need traffic calming devices
think far off into the future and prepare; for instance, 3-D traffic will
happen in our lifetime, maybe devote more time & money to become
an example and leader as opposed to covering the earth with more
concrete         education
Repeal parking requirements in the urban core, tax credits for
employers that buy cap metro passes for all employees (not just some
employees). The city and state should buy transit passes for all
employees.
Quality bike lanes and bike share;
Invest more in CITY mass pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, not
just getting people in from Cedar Park. The types of people who
choose to live in larger houses in the suburbs are NOT the people who
are most invested in urban transportation, who have sacrificed to live
smaller and closer in. Right now, the public transportation and bicycle
system has various separate north/south and east/west axes that
meet up downtown but don't actually align well. It can be near
impossible to get to parts of central Austin in under 2 or 3 hours (e.g.,
North central Austin over to east central Austin).
I like the NYC model of NOT improving roads; rather, make it harder
to drive around, so that people either use public transport, or stay in
their neighborhood. It's cheaper for the city's budget, and develops
community instead of road rage.
 WE HAVE TO HAVE A MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTE,
INTERCONNECTED, EFFICIENTLY PLANNED AND AFFORDABLE. NO
SINGLE APPROACH CAN VE A CURE ALL. WE NEED TO *STOP*
URBAN SPRAWL !!!
and finally, take a stance on making "great streets" in areas outside of
downtown (Aid in turing Yager Ln. in NE Austin into a multi-modal,
ped and cycle friendly amenity to the surrounding neighborhood rather
than a trashy throughfare).
Give incentives to businesses to allow employees to telecommute, bike
to work, take public transportation, etc.
Improve bikability and walkability of the City: continue to improve
bicycle transportation corridors, making it easier for people commute
via bicycle; continue to work toward a more walkable City center, but
also take measures to improve walkability of neighborhoods outside
City center, and ensure that all newly-built developments are
pedestrian-friendly
Create more safe and wide bicycle and pedestrian spaces along
roadways or using existing roadways and narrow them to one lane for
cars and one lane for peds and bikes.
Bike lanes, real sidewalks, etc.
expand pedestrian and bike paths to all corners of the etj
increase bike/pedestrian lanes and public transportation options.
concentrate on pedestrian-friendly areas, make public transportation
easy, frequent, and convenient.
I want separated transportations modes where bikes do not slow down
traffic and cars do not run over bicyclists.
Real, dedicated ped/bike ways all the way east-west and all the way
north-south.
Ween ourselves from such heavy dependence on the automobile

Keep pushing alt transportation- against monied interests (car folks)
Phasing out large automobiles and phasing in neighborhood electric
vehicles
GREATLY de-emphasize the automobile
restrict street lanes to favor transit and bicycling

Create more efficient land use by removing parking requirements.
Instead, create public parking lots strategically located in corridors.
Try to implement financial disincentives (increased parking rates) for
driving into town.
Destination Driving - i.e., park and ride to HHSC or TXDOT or
American Statesman.., etc.!!
less free parking in West campus area,
Discourage car traffic downtown and encourage foot, bicycle and
trolley traffic.
The biggest improvement: Getting out of the mind-set that we have to
keep planning around and for the car. The resources (court and
medical system), taxes (for infrastructure) and personal cost to
households (vehicle ownership and maintenance) are costly and can
be reduced by moving towards a more cost-effective, more efficient
transportation system that does not involve the car but offers
advantages equal or better than those offered by the car (see
response to #5). A disciplined, well-thought out transition away from
the car will give accessibility to all and reduce or eliminate the negative
impacts of cars.
you cant park downtown, ban all cars from downtown, walk or bike or
bus,
To decrease motorized transportation, create NON-MOTORIZED
areas in downtown Austin, Texas to encourage biking, walking,
running, skateboarding, wheelchairing, or other non-motorized
transportation. Similar to universities with no automobiles on campus.
Allow citizens to park at no charge in parking garages if use a bicycle
to ride to work. Consider a tole charge at the city limits for people
coming into Austin, Texas, similar to the tole roads, using electronic
technology.

Ticket bicyclists who do not heed traffic signals, especially on Barton
Springs. Add bike lanes in areas that need them. Ease nightlife traffic
downtown by encouraging clubs and bars to move to other areas that
need restoration through grants and low-interest loans.

Enact a preference to bicycle transportation over auto transportation
Act from an understanding of what IS coming (e.g., the end of the age
of oil)
Begin removing parking availability downtown, and instead create
systems to encourage walking and biking.
Prioritize transit over road expansion.
Put as much money and time on our roads as we do on running tracks
and bridges!!!!!!
quality planning around TOD's
creating more walkable communities.
More walkable areas, and density so we can relieve the traffic. I know
this is being worked very hard on right now.
Close key roads downtown to traffic like in Europe. Walking
downtown is like taking your life in your hands.
Clean up 6th street and turn it into a car free boulevard with a free
electric tram - will increase patronage from more sectors of society
than just young people wanting to party and street people. Get the high
speed rails running with public transportation from railway to
worksites/commercial areas. Other cities are doing this, why aren't we
there yet?
Commuter trains/subways to connect nodes/hubs around town.

continue installing sharrows
discourage automobile use (remove on-street parking, raise costs of
parking meters
more traffic calming

affordable mix supporting pedestrian and bicycling tranportation




a truly regional comprehensive public transportation system, including
passenger rail;
Create much more traffic calming by whatever means necessary in all
parts of the city.
infrastructure to TODs
A) Increase use of T.O.D. and infill development
Above grade monorail mass transit with fast > 55mph speeds.
Modern, progressive, automated, bike friendly system for work and
play.
Bite the bullet and plan for more traffic - DART style
Monorail
monorail loop connected to bus/inter-city rail stations
Monorail or more Amtrack or steady routes to San Antonio, Houston,
Dallas, TX
Monorail System that will not affect current highways
intracity mass transportation, high speed rail
intracity mass transportation, high speed rail
Deploy light rail in Austin and between San Antonio
high speed rail connecting houston austin san antonio and dallas
High speed rail to Dallas, San Antonio, Houston.
metro like system for the city and close cities
hi-speed train connecting major cities with ability to transport
cars/semis
commit to the large rail system to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio
More high speed, direct line commuter solutions for outlying suburbs to
downtown
High Speed Rail to suburbs
Become a hub for cross-texas transit, i.e. trains
fund and contstruct rapid rail transit from Waco to San Antonia
Optimize planning and support for interregional rail
rapid connect to San Antonio, Houston, Dallas




UT classes should be held off hours from normal business traffic.
Create residential zones where traffic is slowed, public parking is
limited toi certain hours, and noise is dealt with in ways that protect the
health, safety and comfort of residents.
Enccurage employers to flex their employees time to allow less traffice
throughout City and flex employee's lunches so everyone is not on the
road at same time. In the meantime build a upper level exactly over
the top of IH-35. The upper level already in existance over Downtown
Austin is not enough.
Close in park and rides, Mopac & 1st (when animal shelter moves),
51st & I-35
stagger school hours to alleviate traffic
Stagger hours with big Downtown Companies to relieve traffic
Incentives to employers for flexible schedules to get people off the
roads!




More Handicap parking through out the city. and not just one place to
park but multiple parking closer to the places people go
more handicap parking, esp. downtown
more parking
More parking access for City entertainment and parks
more street side parking down town or afforable garage parking
open parking garages downtown
Provide ample downtown parking so people can come into downtown
in the evenings
Pass codes on minimum parking spot sizes, make bigger
require any new construction to provide its own parking
Stop overbuilding with no plan for parking
More Parking
more parking downtown
open more parking garages
Open restricted parking lots, such as state parking, and businesses
during off hours.
Valet taking all metered spots downtown
quit renting parking to downtown restaurants, we already pay taxes for
those spaces we shouldn't have to pay valet
REPEATED---Put ACCESSIBLE and AVAILABLE parking back in
place. Why was it removed?????
More less expensive parking closer to venues.
Put ACCESSIBLE and AVAILABLE parking back in place. Why was it
removed?????

Build a parking garage similar to Palmer Auditorium in Zilker across
from polo picnic area and have electric trams to transport public
through Zilker, including ANSC and Zilker Botanical Gardens
stop price gauging at parking garages so that people who don't live
downtown will have a place to park.
MORE AVAILABLE PARKING FOR DOWNTOWN EMPLOYEES
More downtown parking
More parking
make parking more accessible downtown
MORE ATTRACTIVE PARKING LOTS
More available and affordable parking downtown
Parking
Add more public parking
provide more downtown parking or bring back shuttle service like the
dillo
Build parking garages downtown
Improve Parking




Develop more strict city codes for signs etc on street such as lamar
and airport to improve the street view
control zoning and unsightly signs and sprawl along roadway
less billboards
Have a anti-blight law!!!!!
Crack down on agressive drivers
Large highway signs to better commuicate to the drivers
Way stations that Semi Trucks have to stop at during rush hour so
commuters can get to work more easily. Have "no Semi" hours from
7am-9:30am and from 4:30pm-6:30pm
GIVE TICKETS (RUN RADAR) STOP PUTTING THOSE BUMPS AND
FLOWERBEDS IN OUR WAY.
suicide lane on beecaves
Limit number of events that block citizens from using streets and
bridges, especially on weekends
time traffic signals more effectively
Slow down traffic on Airport road near Mueller
BETTER MAINTENANCE ON CITY INFRASTRUCTURE
More money for improving pavement
Ticket motorists for moving violations
More traffic signal monitering and synchronization
better planning on big events - traffic flow
Re-program traffic lights to be more efficient at different times of day.
Revise ALL road sign, prompting of lanes ending, turns, and exits.




Synchronize the traffic signals instead of making promises and
excuses.
I think a transportation solution needs to be developed.
Time the lights
develop radial transportation/development corridors
better late-night transportation options
Enforce the rules of the road
Focus on the mobility
street signs-so many missing or unreadable, streets and access roads:
way too often lanes are misleading...suddenly forcing someone to
turn...which causes frustration, anger, and accidents.
Better traffic planning and technology,
 Fix Transportation
Study other (successful) city's road/transportation systems and
duplicate THOSE.
expanded single occupant transportation options
Free Parking. Period. The roads are already paid for, why dose the
city need to make income off of people parking? Parking should be
Free.
Improve the street views along William Cannon, Lamar, Westgate and
290.
Attract more flights to/from ABIA.
Having like a speed rail that would take you to wherever you wanted to
go in and out of the city.
Transportation links, within the Metro area and among other Texas
Metro areas.
While we're at it, complete the regional commuter rail lines.
We need inter-regional rail service to San Antonio-Corpus-Houston-
Golden Triangle-Dallas-El Paso.
6) Provide regional commuter rail, but ditch local rail. Look at Bogata
Colombia's busway system as a way to provide public transportation to
a huge growing region.
F) Develop regional commuter rail with San Antonio, Houston, and
Dallas
better cars.. or something like that.
better places?

a campaign to teach people to be polite and respectful while driving
we should let kids drive
Lower Gas Prices
Move that traffic somewhere else.
reverseable lanes
get rid of permit parking on public streets
give the street grid some forgiveness and connect minor streets.
Stop building parking garages.
The city should find areas to place or incentivize more parking
structures that can be used by the public, rather than more surface
parking and/or garages for adjacent building users only. Preferably
transit is convenient to these garages.
Park and rides for weekend nights would be helpful, too. As for the
planning process, the city should hold classes to train people on the
issues that they are getting people's opinions on, and then require
residents in the neighborhood planning process to have attended
classes on anything they want to weigh in on (or provide some proof
that that know enough to skip it...a short questionaire?). Then, if the
document is to be meaningful, the city should refer back to it as much
as possible during any and all decision making that affects the
neighborhood.
improved infrastructure, especially transportation
Allow more free parking on the streets instead of charging.
Adequate parking and access.
Hire engineers that don't design roads and infrastructure while they are
high. Seriously, get a planning team together to go out and actually
drive all the roads. Or ask for specific hot spots. There is one part on
Mopac (downtown area going North) where the on ramp is is actually
through a neighborhood!!! Would you want your kids to be playing out
front of that house? Eminent domain. Use it!
better east-west connections
Maybe focus on the quality of pavement in the downtown area, Rio
Grande is the worst street in Austin, need a 4x4 or full suspension
mountain bike to make it up that street.
Roll back the assault on free parking in the central city.
expansion of infrastructure such as drainage and roads
No more cars can go downtown - it is gridlock - but the city keeps
approving more and more projects - and guess what, all of those folks
drive cars too - forget the fantasy to rail fixing the problem - it can't and
won't help enough to be worth all the taxes it will cost!
Stop wasting time and money on railroad stuff and add roads and
maybe buses.
less cars
The Bogota bus model for real public transportation
*lower the price of gas now*
cab lines downtown
Hire consulting firm to forever fix Austin's traffic problems
improve signage so that you can see around trucks too
make people take a driving test every five years
Secure neighborhoods from cut through traffic. (Keep the
neighborhoods-community based.)
Have only one name for each road.
If it's not too late, focus on the transportation problems and issues and
solve them
Limit construction and lane closures if at all possible
SH45 - convert back to Hwy (not toll road) and promote through traffic
to increase its usage
rethinking transit authority restructure

Open up Palmer Events and Long Center Parking during ACL and
SXSW
Assist and work with neighborhoods in reducing cut-through traffic
through residential streets and subdivisions.

Quality of life is hard to quantify, but more important in the long term
than attracting more cars and more chain businesses. The health of a
community relies on more factors than linear growth along freeways.
Bring back the Armadillo!

Work with neighborhoods to reduce cut-through traffic through
residential streets.

When there's a marathon, march, parade, or any other event that
blocks up a lot of streets downtown, PLEASE find ways to minimize
that! We have parks like Zilker Park where a marathon could easily be
run. It's that big. But the city streets need to be for driving, even on
Sundays. Choking off traffic options makes those events look really
bad and morally wrong. That's not good for those event organizers.
Clean the graft out of TXDOT
More tax burden on UT which causes traffic problem
better transportation
LICENSE BIKE RIDERS FOR DAMAGES THEY DO TO CARS
use a better drainage system than that's already being used.
move city hall to a location that can accomodate large gathering
without disrupting traffic.
Separate the job of ticketing parking violations from the police force.
Alternate ViewsSurvey Responses-Disaggregated
Future toll roads should be outlawed.
Reduce the amount of roads being built.
Don't expand any more roads for automobile traffic   966967070 11916790
Put a halt to all the roadway expansions that simply encourage
more driving and will never keep up with demand                  971132194 11916790
Stop spending so much money on roads   978230475 11916790
forget about the proposed rail line                             952030015 11916790




 2. Get bicycles off the street and enforce some type of
regulation of bicycle riders (Bicyclists don't obey the law.)
get the bikes off the road
Remove the bike lanes



Quit catering to the cyclists who go to city council meetings.
Not everyone has the time to go and complain. Just because
we're not there does not mean we agree with what the cyclists
are saying. They are asking for too much and it's a "one way
street" - meaning new rules and laws only apply to vehicles - no
requirements for them. Fair? I think not.
Drop the ideas of bike lanes, it will cause bad traffic to be
unbearable                                                          965032636 11916790
Do something about getting bicycle traffic out of VEHICLE
lanes.                                                              965298787 11916790


there is no need for cyclists to have there own road. Its a waste
of money. Just like driving a car is a privilage, so is cycling     965150958 11916790
scrap Cap Metro
The city should not prodeed with its planning for a central
downtown rail system.




Shut down cap metro
Augment the road systems before spending untold amounts of
money on public transportation that is considered a subsidized
public service and hardly used.
reduce size.number and routes of City buses   965080735 11916790
Admit the train wasn't a good idea                                963327123 11916790
No more public transit ventures with capital metro                965032636 11916790
CapMetro & Austin Community College were "pitched" to
citizens as non tax projects. Maybe they owe all citizens a big
fat apology! And a discount for citizens.                         965031822 11916790
Cancel train project. Spend the money on upgrading major
roadway systems.                                           966847207 11916790




Replace Capital Metro and spend money on better roads      970154422 11916790
Quit focusing on mass transit in Austin and improve roadways    964995283 11916790
Quit throwing good money after bad towards a rail system that
is poorly planned                                               11916790 ########
Do away with MetroRail. Voters said no yet it is still taking our
money for a wasteful project.                                       965016695 11916790
no more pok projects-like light rail   997403155 11916790
ELIMINATE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN ORDER TO
DECREASE EFFECTIVENESS OF CRIMINALS           991308197 11916790
Stop wasting money on mass transit   991432241 11916790
Forget the train stuff - news last night says we may open the
one from Leander. What numb skull thought up that one.
forget it                                                         985275505 11916790




Giving up on trains etc, terrible tax drains, we love our cars.   975693625 11916790
Discontinue pet projects like light rail   992769230 11916790
Drop light rail.                           991636550 11916790
Quit spending $ on wasteful rail transportation systems       991454773 11916790




Stop Metro rail before we throw another another 100 million
down the tubes.                                               989453737 11916790
Get rid of all the stoopid bike lanes that have infiltrated the main
arteries of the city and restrict their access.                        965109955 11916790




Knock-off goofy ideas, such as a bike Boulevard that runs all of
18 blocks and contributes nothing to the general welfare               974354865 11916790




Reduce the number of bike lanes - they don't get used and take
up too much space needed for cars.                                     968329485 11916790

Say no to widespread expansion of bike lanes. Exasterbates
and already congested problem.                                         966847207 11916790

Start charging cyclists a yearly license fee and require them to
carry insurance                                                        956228389 11916790
Restrict bicyclists to roads with WIDE shoulders   974285343 11916790
Run over the bicyclists                            964962760 11916790




no bike lanes                                      965073266 11916790
Remove bicycle lanes on busy thoroughfares.        962889429 11916790
Quit catering to the bicyclists and leave streets for cars.         974059144 11916790




Minimize use of existing lanes for bicycle & pedestrian projects.   965324460 11916790
get bicycles OFF the road, at the very least, during rush hour   988370631 11916790




Stop using up car lanes for bikes - we don't have enough space
for cars, yet we give it over to the VERY few bikes.             986281391 11916790
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Density downtown – including dense
center city neighborhoods), thriving,
economically diverse, Downtown
connected by an excellent transportation
system

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Growth pays for itself – cost of growth
is no longer an issue and developers pay
fair share, development does not destroy
quality of life for existing residents

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Diverse and unique neighborhoods –
compact, preserve historic sites, keep
traditional feel

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Protected neighborhoods – small,
preserve character, distinct personalities

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Mixed-use development – walkable
neighborhoods with a range of densities
in each neighborhood, stores and
services that residents and others can
walk to


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Neighborhood centers – urban villages
through the City, connected by transit;
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diversity of households that allow aging in
place
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Neighborhood centers
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Neighborhood centers

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Neighborhood centers
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Infill and redevelopment (III A)

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Improve Infrastructure
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Infrastrucutre (III B)   962611586   11916790
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Improve Infrastructure   995492135   11916790

(IV)
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Limit Growth
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No growth                              997674895   11916790
(IV)
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Building Quality                       964349045   11916790
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Improve regulations/don't give in to
developers (III A)                     971902555   11916790

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Stricter building and development
standards (III C)                      964697160   11916790



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Development Regulations (IV)           988377218   11916790
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Improve Attitude to Growth


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                                     2




Limit Highrises
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Density Suburbs

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                                     3
No Sprawl – designate an urban growth
boundary , greenbelt, growth is well-
managed; Austin expands and grows, but
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also preserves unique character (does
not look like every city); no hilltop
construction, no visual pollution/billboards

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No Sprawl                                      896466477   10874813


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No sprawl   915202668   10874813
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No Sprawl   965596450   11916790
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No sprawl   962916481   11916790


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No sprawl   992679342   11916790
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                  69
Survey Responses-Disaggregated




Require that new development be paralleled by economic and
cultural growth in the developing area. (economic growth in a
"live here, work here" sense, not just strip malls of chain
stores)
Learn from Portland Oregon, they have a completely bikeable
city,the city has bought small corner lots so that food trailers
can plug in which leads to more people walking around, they
have great mass transit.
And develop a dependable set of guidelines for in fill dinse
redevelopment.
 Encourage infill development in central city to provide
competition and bring living prices down.
develop livable density models
(3) If the City is serious about densifying the urban core to
discourage suburban sprawl, then support those who promote
density, take the risk to supply the demand and embrace the
changes to established neighborhoods and living patterns that
exist. Change the attitude of those Not In My Back Yard
supporters by advocating an attitude of Every Back Yard Must
Change.
promote density in the core, remove anti-growth policies that
make it more expensive and slow to develop housing and
commercial real estate which ultimately makes life in Austin
more expensive for its residents.

 . Smart growth. European model of growth and development.
Allow garage apartments and row houses in more parts of
town.
infill and make the central city more dence,
higher urban density
higher density
growth in urban core

 Encourage dense development, not just downtown, but
throughout central Austin. Encourage site design as outlined
above.
Zone so that people can live and work in the same area and
not have to commute. The city council is too focused on
downtown. I'm not interested in living or working downtown
so I really don't care what happens there.
Support/encourage garage apartments, granny flats, etc
everywhere possible to increase the stock of affordable
housing. Revamp the code and the city's development process
to make it friendlier and easier for homeowners who want to
add ancillary housing units (garage apartments, etc).

Non-CBD corridors such as Lamar, Guadalupe, S. Congress,
Burnet Rd, Koenig, Airport, MLK, Anderson, Barton Springs,
Riverside, Slaughter, S. 1st, Oltorf, E 7th, Lake Austin, etc
should not be subject to adjacent neighborhood veto when it
comes to VMU, density, etc. but instead be governed by
citywide standards for dense transit corridors.
Make neighborhoods whole – a place where my family can
walk from home to park, job, school, church, grocery store.
 Recognize that a denser urban core is desirable and be willing
to stand up for that in land use decisions.
Each neighborhood should have density targets to
accommodate future growth.
pay attention not only to new communities and downtown but
how to tie the "suburban" communities to downtown (reducing
car use and pollution, promoting bike transportation and
healthier families),
encourage small house developments inside the city

Austin should also begin limiting urban sprawl to encourage
walking and use of the bus system. An important part of this
process is to maintain public green space and trees downtown
to encourage good air flow between tall buildings.
walkable neighborhoods

Traffic and urban sprawl are terrible. Need to look at European
cities for inspiration to enhance Austin's functionality/relevance.
The traffic and sprawl make Austin less desirable. Takes away
from tax base, pollutes air. COA needs to discourage driving
while offerring viable alternatives. The proposed rail systems
are a start but need to be more comprehensive...need to
connect people and places everywhere - not just a couple of
stations.

smaller minimum lot sizes, anything that removes constraints
from urban infill. Yes I know this is not the tone at city hall
these days. But this is the solution to our growth problems.
More Well-Designed Urbanism.
loosen density building zoning regs,

 Lots of new mid rise housing projects in the urban core with
units at 50% mfi or less.
Adding density in/near/around neighborhoods.
create infill housing options that intersperse affordable housing
within the center of the city
encourage density in areas outside of the downtown, but in
ways that preserve existing neighborhoods and historical
resources. Fully integrate preservation in planning practice.
Encourage grayfield redevelopment of parking lots;
Encourage re-developement of the E. Lakeshore and E.
Riverside areas. These are geographically great areas right by
downtown, but with a dearth of homes (that aren't apartments),
restaurants and retail.
encourage urban infill
Build up, not out. (large apartment buildings instead of larger
neighborhoods.) -- Better for the environment and better for
traffic.


more concentrated urban growth
more neighborhoods closer together
stores and houses closer


put more places together
Make dense
denser center city.
Incentives for infill development.




The city should offer incentives for dense developments, high-
rises, apartment buildings etcetera.

ensify all of the city---inner and suburbs (except over the
aquifer) to slow sprawl and damn what the neighborhood know-
nothings have to say about it!
A City Historian, to give all Citizens a sense of being an
Austinite 1st
Add downtown living infrastructure, such as more corner
markets, dry cleaners, bike routes so downtown dwellers don't
have to always get in their cars
Additional High Rise or underground parking
Adopt slow population growth policy
adopt zero growth policy - we are big enough

After spending millions on rail system which only benefits NW
suburban areas, extend to south and southwest Austin.
balance land use densities to smooth development
Denser communities (like Mueller)
denser walkable developments
density of parks, businesses, and residential areas
Continue to densify urban areas
continue to promote urban development
Continued urban renewal
Contninuing to focus on TOD's
Create areas of dense housing that do not require the
occupants to have a car.
Create zoning for townhouses or other density besides single
familie or Condo's


Favor density over sprawl
increase urban density
increase density/walkability
more density

streamline "granny flat" rules, design, etc. as is done in
California. This is the cheapest, easiest way to more
affordable density.
Allow for denser growth
Increase density
continue to increase density to lessen sprawl but must be
combined with adequate parks and transportation options
Encourage employers to locate downtown to increase density
and discourage suburban sprawl
Increase Density to reduce traffic

Promote greater development density around transit nodes
Stop the antigrowth sentiment in East Austin

Develop all parts of the city of Austin , including East Austin
enable revitalizing economically depressed areas



Density is the key here. Public transportation can't become a
viable alternative to driving without it. People need to be able to
work, live, shop, etc. in a smaller area. The only alternative is to
build more freeways, keep sprawling out, and become just like
all the other cities in Texas that no-one wants to move to.
build with walking/biking in mind
Openly support density along the corridors and get rid of
compatibility.
Clean up zoning rules and encourage density.
Continue increasing density withing MoPAC, I-35, Riverside &
183 area
Expand up, not out/Reutilize older space
Increase urban density and

more compact developments separated by open areas


banning cul-de-sac communities statewide
build up and down, not outward
Continued infill and redevelopment of older neighborhoods
more density
QUIT CREATING POCKET NEIGHBORHOODS, THEY NEED
RTO BE CONNECTED BY ROADS NOT SEPRATED BY
CULTASACS.
Allow more East to West developement
better configuiration of convenation center,access
Soth west area of austin has lots of pottential for improvement,
I feel there is lot space avasilbilty in general, for economic
growth
Limit home sizes in older neighborhoods - go build the
monsters out at eh lake or somewhere else
Don't overdevelop one corner, spread evenly over core

Change law to allow accessory apartments everywhere, and
require 1 off-street parking space for each (instead of 2)
Become pro-growth




 I also think we need to make downtown as dense as possible
so that we are growing within city boundaries rather than
infinately spreading north, south, east and west.
  Downtown especially would benefit from greater mixed-use
development and implementing better hours so that it's not so
dead on weekends and evenings (minus 6th Street).
Continue to encourage high-density downtown development.
greater diversity of downtown housing

We need to make sure dense downtown areas are diverse and
don't end up just being high-end condos all the way around.
 I am concerned about offices (including government offices)
and businesses fleeing downtown because rent is too
expensive or the land is too "valuable" for its current use.
Make downtown Austin a popular place to shop and spend
time. (this means make it safe and clean, too!)

increase density in urban core and limit density on city fringes,
increased residential density in central austin
 affordable groceries in downtown area less dress shops, high
end stores downtown...more livable
More affordable housing in downtown area
Continue to build up in the urban areas. Add more groceries
downtown to encourage living.
support density inside center city to avoid becoming like Los
Angeles
increasing the density of inner-austin,
We have to be able to absorb density in the urban core. A form
based code approach is better than the current format.


get more businesses downtown so all those highrise dwellers
have a place to buy basic necessities




 4. Maintain a strong set of public services (post office, library,
bus station) downtown and other similar nodes on the
perimeter.
downtown area like Portland or Denver, ie, one lane only for
buses only; benchs & art & trees in middle of road down
Congress.
Quality in fill in the urban core, ,
  To make downtown more livable, there needs to be more
retail establishments. Grocery stores, clothing stores, and
everyday needs to keep the people who live downtown from
driving frequently.




Redevelop waller creek in a way that means we have a chance
to meet the TIF goals already set.
More downtown residences.
limit parking downtown and use all those parking garages for
something else
Create walkable neighborhoods and downtown area.



more density in urban core
Build more in the core with higher density on already vacant
lots (ie east side of down town) and slow down the tearing
down of land marks.

Finally, stop the overdevelopment of downtown highrises
Centrally-located, high-density housing: affordable high-rise
apartments downtown, not million-dollar condos.



DO NOT try to gentrify 6th street, or destroy buildings in the
former warehouse district.

focus on downtown, then on the more suburban surroundings
Continue to build up in downtown, there should be no height
restrictions exept within the Capital View Corridors.
continue to make downtown pedestrian friendly
Encourage density in the center city
Encourage development in Central Austin

Get smart downtown.




more density in the urban core
Promote high density urban development with public plazas
Improve Skyline with modern buildings




setting MINIMUM floor-to-area (FAR) ratios for downtown and
TOD districts, yes minimum
Making downtown Austin the center of the city.
we need to focus growth in the core area




develop more in the core of city
less promotion for downtown

Promote more Cultural Diversity in Downtown and North Austin

managing growth downtown
Wider variety of downtown businesses (not just condos)
Require downtown redevelopment projects to provide rent-
controlled, onsite space for displaced local businesses
Find a way for residential areas in and near downtown without
killing the live music attractions.
Continue to encourage redevelopment downtown and in other
urban areas




The high rises downtown are going to ruin the beauty of the
city. Have some height limitations and provide better public
transportation for downtown dwellers



Densify the urban core, and deter growth outside of it.
retail/food/grocery/etc downtown that is NOT high end
Try to keep the core of the city dense
build central city -- walkable with excellent transit
Build up downtown as a place to really live - condos are
useless without services
Buy out east Austin and enlarge downtown
Continue to study density issues to encourage inner-city
development.

more downtown, urban housing
Allow for greater density in the urban core. 80% of our urban
tax base funds the rest of the city.




More retail shops downtown




Abolish minimum parking requirements, the McMansion (a.k.a.
anti-duplex) ordinance, and other legal mandates for low
density in the urban core.
more urban development standards
need to make sure boom in downtown condos is managed
carefully - not too much too fast, ensure transportation &
community needs (groceries, etc.) are part of plan.
no more downtown condos

Stop focussing just on downtown living


subsidize downtown development so it is more mixed
Get rid of most capitol view corridors -- one or two is fine, but
current situation is an excessive impediment to adding more
density downtown. Austin as a city should not come in second
to Austin as state capital.
Yes we need to move more people downtown but we need
height limits on buildings




stop building more roads, make developers pay for the
infrasturcture needed in their new housing developements




Support Builders and select first class building inspectors with
high efficiency and positive attitude.




more vertical growth downtown;
no doubt Austin will grow and we can't have a closed mind
about keeping it small




 On growth: do not try to stop growth like Portland and
Boulder. This is elitism dressed up in progressive clothes.

Keep growth "smart" and don't be short-sighted. We
overexpanded the condo situation downtown to the detriment
of what makes Austin "Austin". We need to protect the things
that attract tourists and companies as well as keep our native
population happy (like clean water, Barton Springs, swimable
lakes, natural beauty). If we destroy all those things in the
name of growth, it will cost us all more than we're willing to pay.
recognizing that Austin is growing and facilitating how that
growth happens in way that maintains the strengths.




Do we really have to keep encouraging growth... at some
point, couldn't we say that we don't want to get any bigger?
Reduce growth that is not self supporting
Require new growth pay its way (policies and standards that
don't push cost of new development on existing residents;
reject the myth that a community needs to physically grow in
order to thrive)
DO NOT promote more growth until the infrastructure
(especially roadways) are expanded to handle the growth
Review high costs of building/remodeling
higher cost to developers to develop here - architectural
standards
Stop subsidizing construction and development. Growth costs
money, we need to get developers and new combers to pay for
the cost of new schools, roads and utilities. Re-invest in older
neighborhoods that are getting run down.

before we build more, answer honestly, do we have the
capability to provide electricity and water to everyone
Limit growth until road infrastructure is improved
Invest in existing city infrastructure - repair the roofs, repaint
the interiors, replace carpeting
Get real Infrastructure planning

realize that giving developers and new businesses tax breaks
actually costs money since they add to the need for road
repairs, pollution controls, police, etc. without contributing

Monitor, manage, forecast and stay proactive on growth

Developers need to regularly "give back" perks (traffic calming,
green space, to the city. You build here...you give here)

Focus on the needs of existing residents, not new construction
and people with little or no sense of community here. Invest in
the communities that have been paying the taxes all these
years. Shift the tax burden to the new people moving here.
improve and expand the infrastructure, and have developers
share the fair cost
We need to encourage high design standards for all new
buildings, buildings are part of our city landscape and they
should be appealing/beautiful.

 strengthen inner- & mid-city neighborhoods.
do not allow people to tear down old homes
  A willingness by our city leaders to preserve neighborhoods
and districts that make our city a beautiful and interesting place
to live.
 protect neighborhoods from developers.
work to keep long-time residents in Austin.
 Utilize historic preservation for sustainability.
Encourage neighborhoods to reinstitute community identities.




real neighborhoods,
strict design rules for new inner city development, urban infill
and more mixed use within existing neighborhoods. We need a
mix of great schools, public parks and playgrounds all within
walking distance - and it has to be affordable!
more diverse land-use
let each neighborhood retain its character and qwerks
Invest in close-in east Austin.
 Create more Mueller-like developments but make them local-
business focused. So far, Mueller is all generic, chain
businesses.
Build in lower class areas to help improve their environment
and feelings of saftey within these areas. Create more
availability of "LASTING" communities.
Identify those neighborhoods that look run down by crime,
illegal dumping and delapitated buildings and improve the
overall appearance.
encourage historic preservation of houses and districts
We need to better protect the already built environment.
It is in the best interests of the entire metro area to protect the
homes and buildings which make Austin unique.
partner with neighborhood associations for planning and
project implementation,
Allow neighborhoods to own and manage certain neighborhood
streets
Build integrated neighborhoods with a diversity of cultures and
socio economic groups living and working together
keep neighborhoods intact
limit speculative development in old neighborhoods
Preserve the older homes and neighborhoods that so many
other cities don't have.
additional historic preservation
Along with the high rises, renovate & re-use existing bldgs
(recycled charm)
Discourage "cookie-cutter" development; encourage local
businesses that keep the city unique
improve neighborhood connectivity
Improve what we have without tearing it down.
Limits on house sizes in older neighborhoods with small
houses - not just in select places
local character preservation / historic preservation
Stop having the dumps on the eastside of Austin, (land fills,
mining, TXI) and spread some of it to the West side of Austin
stop the mac mansions
require more attractive suburban development
Curb some of this cookie cutter developments that are turning
Austin into Dallas
Stop tearing down those things that make Austin unique ( muni
golf course, etc)
varied housing stock
quit tearing down the few remaining vestiges of what makes up
Austin's personality
Preserve our historic areas
 3. Protect the character of established neighborhoods.
Don't cater to citizens who buy in neighborhoods and then
complain about the conditions. Example: Beltera residents in
Oak Hill who moved there and then complained about the loud
music at Nutty Brown Cafe. Nutty Brown has been there for
years. If they didn't like it then they shouldn't have moved to a
neighborhood in the area.
Prevent Austin from becoming Houston: polluted air, noise
pollution from cop helicopters and sirens, 18-wheelers,eyesore
signs,polluted and flooded streams and streets,visual pollution
run-down buildgs big signs, too tall bldgs. blocking Capitol and
UT and green spaces, odor poll. from manufacturing and smog
exhaust fumes,poll. from too many people crammed into a
given space
Keep improving the east side with new developements while
keeping the character.
community building programs in lower income areas
More attention to maintaining what we have
new development is good but needs to be balanced with what
has made austin special.
throttle inner city development to a managable level
Historical exhibit of East Austin and it's people and the
struggles they have endured
historical zoning - rezone areas to protect historical assets
rejuvenation of 78744
Support Promise Neighborhoods
Take care of the east side communities

Preserving historic neighborhoods- i.e. East Side
change the zoning rules prohibit remodel/new construction of
homes in older neighborhoods that dont match the style of the
existing buildings in the neighborhoods, and designate some of
the older neighborhoods as historical, instead of just individual
homes
Work harder to preserve those things that made Austin what it
is today. Our music and cultural histroy are being bull dozed in
the name of "development".

We need to start thinking more of out the box than what this or
that state is doing or worked.There's no such thing as a bad
suggestion.Instead of bad business practices:driving a culture
out of there surrounding and relocating.We should help to
beautify the place and grow around it.Therfore, creating
multicultural people all around.Business move in, it can thrive
and grow.The relocating is not fixing the problem but putting a
temporary fix in one area and creating the problem elsewhere.
the compromise between preservation and enhancing is
delicate, but if anyone can do it, it's austin
Take care of established neighborhoods
More action to preserve and enhance lower income areas of
the city
protect established neighborhoods
allocate more money for neighborhoods outside of downtown
More improvement of East Austin buildings
protect the character of established neighborhoods
don't allow residential construction near existing businesses
that are not compatible - music venues will be loud at night and
were there first
More incentives to build/restore/buy on eastside
Re-evaluate use of real estate to better fund services. For
instance, more leasing of schools for churches (an AISD/RRISD
issue), leasing of some parkland to fund park maintenance and
improvements, etc.
push mixed use development that has an actual affordable
housing element
More commercial/residential developments like what's going to
be at the Crestview Station.
Continue to fund mixed use projects that promote live, work,
play philosophies to decrease automobile traffic. Increase foot
traffic downtown by continuing to promote downtown living
options.
An emphasis on good design that goes beyond building
something with retail space on the bottom and living space on
the top.
more mixed use dense communities (such as Mueller) and less
developer sprawl
more multi-use environments
mixed development a requirement in the core of the city with
access to mass transit including rail and rapid bus.
Get the VMU on the transportation coridors going.
DEVELOP MORE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE RESIDENTS
CAN GET TO MORE THINGS BY WALKING RATHER THAN
DRIVING
C) Promote walkability and pedestrian safety by developing
more VMU, density, access to transit, bike lanes, boulevards,
traffic calming devices, and sidewalks
build more areas like Mueller
build more places like the domain
continue implementation of new urbanism concepts to make
the city less auto dependent and more walkable
Create places people can go where they don't need and can't
Create plans to densify each of the regional suburbs anchored
develop local mixed-use communities
encourage infill, smart growth
Encourage living close to work, and working from home
encourage more live/work/shop areas
Mixed use zoning
Mixed-use urban infill
More Vertical Mixed Use with wide, landscaped sidewalks and
Office building centers (higher density office space nearer to
plan for whole communities when building new infrastructure
Plan growth. Good balance between residential and
commercial properties.
Planned limited development to include industry and housing
smart growth
SMART GROWTH...improve infrastructure first
Rezone multi-floor, multi-use for 2 blocks blocks on each side
of each rail stop.
strengthen work/live in neighborhoods
Require mixed uses
I like the mixed vertical use plans I've seen before which
promote micro communities within the larger community
Finally get all industrial and light industrial out of east austin
More mix used development that is affordable to the
population.
more mixed use development
Smart Growth, inner city density; mixed use development
Encourage mixed use development (that encourages
pedestrian and bicycle traffic) in blighted areas including Airport
Blvd (I35 to Lamar) and East Riverside Drive
Develop local alternative to Dollar stores
encourage smart growth - with commercial centers and
employment mixed with homes
Create commercial zones where public parking, sidewalks,
lighting, litter mitigation, crime prevention are dealt with in ways
that help commerce thrive.

turning the 6th Street area into a pedestrian zone only and
attracting more businesses that cater to all age groups-
currently nobody but the college age use it
Stop allowing large scale development in our older
neighborhoods. Restrict it to larger roads in those areas,
allowing for economic development without destroying the
neighborhoods themselves. Mixed use is great on major
streets, but not in the neighborhoods themselves.
more re-developments like Mueller
Give businesses waivers to parking requirements, for example--
Costs getting too high to open anything new. Speed up
permitting and devmt review. Encourage small town
developments like Goodnight Ranch or Mueller so that fewer
people have to commute very far.



Create a River Walk thru the City. We already have the creek
running North and South. Collect money from the resturant
owners, improve that creekbed, put up lights and have another
attraction similar to the 6th street attraction.
redeveloping airport corridor to a mixed use, walkable , green
area




redeveloping highland mall into something akin to Triangle
development
Cluster neighborhood communities -- similar to Mueller
development
mixed use development/redevelopment
More mixed use development, like the Domain
rebuild Airport blvd/highland mall for useful urban living




Consider maximum parking limits on retail.
 turn Highland Mall into Austin's Grand Central Station - light
rail, regional bus, city bus center
allow more grocery stores to be built around the center of town
(too much demand is put on the Hancock HEB)
 utilize alley space for open space--cafe dining-walking and
biking
walkable neighborhoods;
more pocket parks and retail/restaurants needed in South
Austin (of Ben White) - the communities there are dying for it!

  Rethink the place of AISD campuses as the centers of
communities/neighborhoods rather than a byproduct of
rooftops. Create mixed use communites around our schools.
Potentially relocate campuses into a more urbanized structure
(not sprawling one story 15 acre protected pastures). Find out
ways to bring smaller neighborhood grocery stores to each
area of town through financing incentives, land leases of public
land, loosening of overly segregated land uses. Allow
restaurants in Austin Parks.
Avoid bedroom communities as much as you can, encourage
mass transportation.
smart growth,
Provide incentives for developers to provide livable
communities and make zoning and permitting easier for this
type of development.
 In the Oakhill "y" plan, follow the idea from Greensburg
Kansas and create a Green planned area, with small business
sites, certified green building, open parkland and a destination
that is beautiful, not overbuilt, and has enough security in the
form of bicycle cops, etc, to keep out riff raff and gangs. Don't
let the developers just do any old thing they want - we'll end
up with more Chili's restaurants and Office Depots and Ross
dress stores instead of something interesting and tourist-
worthy. That area is the gateway to the Hill Country, and
should be treated with pride. Restrict building styles, like
Westlake, so that the buildings are hidden in the trees and
walking areas abound. Don't do it like the new Costco plan - it
was supposed to look like that and very few trees remain.
Continued mix use developments with green space, proper
maintenance of parks & roads and improved sidewalks and
bike lanes (have already seen recent improvement here).
Encourage more developments like Mueller near downtown
and other job centers.
greater education around density, affordable housing, low
income services
Go east of Austin and build a new town center there to pull
people that way - but build roads there first so it is not locked in
as much of Austin is now.
Create a 24 hour pedestrian only zone within the downtown
core (similar to what Copenhagen has).
Funky great neighborhoods connected by light rail and
greenways with well maintained bike/ped trails.
add more commercial/retail zoning close to neighborhoods so
people can bike/walk more or at least drive less
Develop the Oak Hill area to better serve it's residents and
growing population
Allow more density and flexibility in established neighborhoods
as well as new neighborhoods (and no, I have nothing to do
with realty or development)
Develop urban villages at domain, mueller, elsewhere.
Business incentives to redevelop old abandoned buildings
before developing new land - Redevelop Albertson's in Oak Hill
for example
Encourage development, travel, civic sites and local
businesses at each of these centers.
enable more people to live in, walk to work,bike to school and
shop for staples in their neighborhood
Focus on Improving SE Austin neighborhoods
improve the central east-side. clean it up so it's an attractor
instead of a blemish
Gentrify the East side of 35 in downtown Austin. Some
gentrification has already occurred but not enough.
Strengthen neighborhood vision, small business zones,
walkability, pocket parks
Get rid of homogenized clumps of architecture – reasonably
scaled multi-family (2 story, 8-12 units) can fit nicely into single
family neighborhoods, especially when parking is in the back
accessed by an alley, leaving the streets attractive and
walkable.
Encourage grocery stores and banks and shops to locate in
parts of Austin (like St. John's) that don't have these
businesses.
Focus infrastructure improvements in a spoke and wheel
design around town to create neighborhoods.
Invest more in urban development on the Eastside
Build local communities and link by rail, bike, walking, and
motor pathways
connect subdivisions
densify corridors
Ensure zoning such that people don't have to go far for basic
needs (grocery, laundromat, restaurants, entertainment,
community events).
if suburban development make it transit-oriented
incentives for excellent development in hub areas
I don't want to say gentrification; however, some areas east of
IH-35 need the attention and restoration. If a building has been
vancant for more than 2 years- tear it down and build a park,
rent it out as a community center, anything.
needs more infrastructure of retail / multiuse to clean up areas
like airport blvd between 35 and lamar
Plan ahead for destination areas, walkable, biking, shopping,
living.




Create more concentrated music / walking spaces like 6th
street in other areas
Distributed City Centers throughout the Metro
rebuild areas of poverty
Redevelop Highland Mall
re-develop parking lots
more north south corridors -

redevelopment of existing communities
Encourage (tax breaks) for redevelopment of abandoned
properties
Oak Hill Town Center
create new developments on Riverside Dr.
Tear down or rejuvenate Highland Mall
Focus on infrastructure-address basics

force growth east, expand infrastructure in concentrated areas
Greater focus on improving infrastructure
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Infrastructure needs to be addressed
keep investing in infrastructure
Repair and replace existing facilities before building any new
ones.
Infrastructure
infrastructure and annexation
Spend more on infrastructure and less on salamanders
Install infrastructure before expansion
Improve infrastructure

If you are going to build up an area, make sure the streets and
parking are ehnanced to meet the increased population flow.
improve existing facilities; make them new again to encourage
people to enjoy them
stop building, utilize what we have
Improve our infrastuture
Update infrastructure (yeah, I know these are probably mutually
exclusive)
curtail growth

Stop giving developers what they want. look at what is needed.
stop this incessant growth, greed of developers
Some like of building restrictions to slow down the population
growth.
Worry less about getting more big businesses here and tend to
catching up with the population growth that we have... services,
roads, libraries
Smart developement that does not overwhelm resources




limit growth
Limit new home construction
Stop promoting growth
slow growth
Stop Growth!!!!!!!!!!!!
stop housing
Stop pushing Growth
Stop adding utilty hook-ups to new construction
retard growth or Austin will look like Mexico City = 12 mil
limit development, our resources are over burdened already,
especially water
Slow down building
slow down on growth...relax the insentives for all businesses to
locate here

SLOW DOWN THE GROWTH, PLACE A CAP ON GROWTH
Stop encouraging growth
stop assuming that any and growth=progress
Stop believing bigger is better. Growth control!
Less development for the Rich (Condos, etc...)
Limit growth
Slow population growth
STOP PROMOTING THE GROWTH OF AUSTIN
slow the growth - it's killing Austin
make development not so lucrative




building quality not quantity
Enforce good design for buildings
Quit giving in to developers, consider the landscape and the
environment
manage (limit) outside developers and their projects; those with
no other interest in Austin than their projects
Reign in developers, stop giving away the farm
regulation of growth and developers
When developers don't keep their word, expose them
No more encroachment by developers on Town Lake (Lady
Bird did not want it named for her - I respect her wishes)
Toss out Austin's Land Development Code
Require soundproofing on new condo's downtown

increase development fees and fines.

enforce zoning violations, no grandfathering commercial zoning
violations by allowing a virtual complete teardown except for a
very small area such as a portion of a retaining wall
Stop caving in to developers who seek waivers to puncture 3-6
floor multi-floor regions with hundred-story condos. Incentivize
them to develop four 6 floor buildings instead of one 24 story
building.
Adopt (stricter? strengthen?) commercial design standards
create more master planned developments
restore integrity to the development process
Bertter design standards for infill projects (no MacMansions in
older neighborhoods, please)
continuing strict zoning laws to contain growth
Create incentives for property owners to keep up property
regulate controversial development
quit issuing variances that allow people to circumvent SOS
ordinance
notify the local residents further than 100 ft of a proposed
project. Maybe include a minimum of 2-5 miles.




Improve attitude towards growth. We don't need to be
booming like Dallas, but we can't be the "Little Big City"
anymore either!
positive growth




stop highrise over kill
Stop obstructing views with hig rise buildings
realize there is more to Austin than the next big condo
stop selling off land for high-rise development:
Lyons/Brackenridge tract, Town Lake Animal Shelter, etc.




Incorporate employment in the densification planning of the
suburbs
incentives to get Austin Flavor into the suburbs
Maybe create a new downtown way out east and take the load
off the enviromental areas
 -Freeze construction of "bedroom communities.
Retroactively place these criteria on existing bedroom
communities (at a reasonable pace).
downtown and infill sites should be considered for dense
development to prevent urban sprawl,
Create strict growth boundaries to contain sprawl as much as is
possible at this late stage.
Discourage beltway-type loope development.
more affordable housing, greater density in order to control
sprawl
Restrict urban sprawl create and implement ordinances that
promote more sustainable practices: - no tree cutting, and
planting new ones on parking lots, around buildings -
stop expansion of large housing developments in outskirts.
disincent developers from building exurban low-density
housing even if LCRA provides them with water
 We need to limit sprawl
 reduce the incentives for people to move to the suburbs. .
 Continue downtown development and discouraging sprawl
Make sprawl a taxable offense.
 guiding compact center-city growth, reducing sprawl,
aggressively preserving sensitive land on the periphery,
implementing a growth boundary, keeping the State of Texas
workforce in the center of the city, not on the fringe
  Encourage development in the central core and along
corridors; discourage development in suburbs.
reduce urban sprawl,
limit urban sprawl
Regulate development by not allowing any more building on our
precious green space.

Focus on density. Make sprawl expensive and inconvenient.
Identify and reduce or eliminate the policies that encourage
sprawl (e.g. minimum parking requirements and F.A.R. and
height restrictions).
End utility and road policies that promote sprawl.
  for limiting growth - an urban growth boundary like in
Portland. This would need to be county level, and even the
surrounding counties would need to agree on this. We don't
want another Houston-type sprawl... but want a dense urban
core instead!
disincent AISD from following the rooftops and encouraging
sprawl
redevelop the sprawl into a series of densely occupied areas
with open areas in between,
Keep the revitalization of central austin happening.
 Control suburban sprawl.
 Urban growth boundary. (like Portland, OR) So we can use
money to infill and redevelop areas rather than sprawl.
Don't allow neighborhood politics to create more sprawl.

less sprawl
Stop subsidies to more consumer sprawl. We don't need more
people to move here--we need to make it better for the people
who do.
Stop subsidizing sprawl development with water and sewer
extensions, road extensions and expansions, zoning changes
in the suburbs. Instead, support responsible urban in-fill that
can provide its own water and electricity.
stop subsidizing the roads for suburban communities
limit growth--other cities have done it and only improved their
tax base.
Stop unbridled and unnecessary growth that persists just
because no one can think of anything else to do besides
constantly adding more people and more businesses. What
about constantly improving on what's already here for the
citizens who already live here instead of just growing
constantly.
Stop incentives for growth (we are big enough) and work on
improving and managing what we have!
We have less sprawl than other large Tx cities -- however that
needs to continue to be controlled. We need light rail that
services the inner city with connector buses.
Limit growth.
Controlled growth with an preference for density instead of
sprawl.


Greatly limit growth and preserve natural areas surrounding
and in the city.
Balance sprawl/density as we grow
Become denser and less sprawling
Conserve land....we dont need to build on every little piece of
eath there is
control suburban sprawl - set population density targets
control urban sprawl
define boundaries of Austin growth and purchase greenspace
at those boundaries to limit sprawl -- e.g. SF Bay area,
Corvallis, OR

Examine more ways to fast track urban desity to slow sprawl
Focus expansion east. No more in greenbelt
Focus on infill development
Focus on in-fill growth policy to minimize sprawl
Growth boundaries
Growth boundry
High-quality urban planning that minimizes sprawl
improve systems to encourage infill as opposed to sprawl
keep growth of the city down
limit suburban expansion
Limit ugly strip mall developments
measurable efforts to protect the surrounding Hill Country from
urban sprawl
planning and enforcement to prevent urban sprawl
The city should purchase land surrounding austin to limit
sprawl and encourage density, increasing the tax base for a
smaller cost of infrasturcture
Urban growth boundary to prevent sprawl
Encourage business relocation into city-limits
Do a better job of enforcing building restrictions particularly in
outlying growth areas
Limit growth to the urban core
Encourage businesses to grow and stay in place--less $ for
tear-down for new big boxes
less urban sprawl
Urban sprawl - develop a meaningful plan to develop the urban
core



Discourage spraw such as single member home subdivisions
and shopping centers with large parking lots. What Austin
needs to do is encourage smart growth and smart urban
development such as walkable neighborhoods and storfronts
up to the sidewalk with smaller parking lots in back or parking
garages.

Green Growth & Smart growth.

Keep development central, not sprawling. Midrise is the future.
Stop annexing land and adding it to the City limits
Reduce the number of subdivisions being built
Controlled Smart Growth
Do not allow developers to put in all of these winding streets. A
grid works best. If we don't find a way to divorce ourselves from
our cars soon, it will be forced on us by market forces. The
pain will be much worse than it will be to gradually implement
these changes.
Stop suburban sprawl
The previous ideas are simple strategies to curb sprawl which
will cut millions in cost, improve quality of life, preserve
environment, etc. We need a way to consider of these
conditions together and to create method of development. We
look up to cities like Portland. But Portland has taken real
measures, such as an urban growth boundary (and stuck to it)
and form based code. This may be hard in Texas, but we
should set the bar.
stop urban sprawl into Cedar Park and RR by making
incentives to remodel and improve residential areas and
commercial areas within Austin
Limit urban sprawl
more density to reduce urban sprawl
Continue to establish a clear progressive plan to encourage
density, not sprawl, and maintain the natural resources and
beauty that define Austin
Demonstrate benefits of smart growth -- with demo projects,
hire promoters/community liaisons
decrease urban sprawl
stricter development guidelines
focus on developing areas of population density to deminish
urban sprawl
Impose further restrictions on building in the hills
Transfer of development rights program
soon we won't have any land to develop
Use planning process to reduce urban sprawl




More iconic architecture.
continued development of downtown and suburban areas
 Reduced density for proposed UT tract/Muny
Downtown is way too homogeneous and not very organic. It
doesn't have a very authentic vibe, little local color.
(2) Protect neighborhood integrity: allow building of
McMansions and mega-dwellings only in heavy-traffic corridors
and on the perimeters of neighborhoods; install pedestrian-
friendly sidewalks in every neighborhood.
Embrace forward thinking "design" in the public spaces.
Careful, introducing new design with a shiny/flashy facade is
not the answer for the developing east side.
  -develop a Capitol Complex Master Plan (I did)
develop a 100yr City Plan (I did)
Make it prohibitive to break new ground rather than redesign
existing structures! Leave our green spaces intact. One
structure that is going the way of Northcross Mall?
Use a family-friendly litmus test for community development,
including neighborhood parks and pocket parks;
see 2) above. In general, Austin should study some of the
great European cities to see how they manage growth yet
preserve their quality of life. I strongly encourage Austin to
study Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Bern, Koln, and the like...you will
be rewarded with fresh ideas that WILL WORK HERE.
Questions? Feel free to call me: David Obermann 512-507-
5488. BTW..I've lived in Austin nearly 30 years, as well as
overseas, so I feel qualified to at least express such opinions.
more preservation of structures less demolition and
redevelopment
limit the number of businesses which are adjacent to
residential areas
Responsible growth. Add cultural connections bridging i35.
Preservation of historic buildings and districts, and variety of
architecture;
(5) complete construction projects already.
Close 6th street (regardless of #2 above) and put in a median
with trees and benches, etc...
Let's build some businesses and homes where there are roads
to handle it.
increase infrastructure; roads, sewer, water treatment plant
(build now!), intersections and west austin, that is an
Continue integrating east
embarrassment to this city.
limit lawn space in new construction
use imminent domain to maintain community resources like the
Tarry Town Shopping Center.
I am concerned about the high rises.
Don't just let developers disrupt poorer communities pushing
them further and further away.
Spend some money on the existing infrastructure and stop new
construction.
Stop pandering to developers and make sustainable what we
have now.
Smaller or mini cities around the area. What if there was a city
at Mustang ridge. It had houses, businesess, jobs, etc. That
would pull traffic off 6th & Lamar, Mopac, I35 etc. spread
things out - Sprawl in not a dirty word - job locations just need
to sprawl also.
More vibrant downtown that offers variety to all ages.
I'd really like to work on reducing the operating costs of
businesses in the urban core, as car affordability becomes less
realistic for middle class citizens.

As for tract housing, there are a number of different aspects
that are needed to be addressed. One idea that would greatly
improve them is going back to the idea that neighborhoods
should be more connected with their surroundings, not walled
off inward facing islands of residences.
Put neighborhoods before development.
we need a survey of existing buildings and individual
neighborhood plans
Why not organize internationally? Every street could represent
a culture and tourists could "travel" to "different lands", i.e.,
11th Street = Texas, 3rd Street = Mexico, 5th Street = South
America.

Deal with outlying areas (especially south) more realistically
Make house size smaller percentage of lot size
better use of land
Better planning for condos
All buildings should be able to accommodate cars.
build more things in 183 southside
complete the Waller Creek project
Continue with gentrification projects
Finish the Waller Creek drainage project.
Give Travis County rights (EJT) to improve their lands

If a developer wants to put in a million sq ft of impervious
cover, make him put in a comparable amount where he lives.
Keep strip malls out, make the plans include trees and
landscapes

Less input from developers that are going to bankrupt Austin.
limitation on outdoor shopping malls

protect sight corridors and public access to waterfront
Promote commercial retail shopping centers, containment of
big box store development

Pay attention to the appearance of our schools & public places.
Low bid doesn't need to lead to crappy appearance. Our Public
Works & AISD Management, Project Managers & Facilities
personel need some training in this area...much of this is
design driven...and the rest is taking some pride in your work
North Lamar/North Austin in general needs a lot of help
No more super luxury apartment high-rises (for now)
no handouts to developers for retail
Affordable urban renewal in established areas
Assist and work with neighborhoods in reducing cut-through
traffic through residential streets and subdivisions
More accountability of/by city departments especially in project-
actions east of I35
Better develop LB Lake trails east of i-35
Beautify the neigborhoods
more entertainment / shopping at Circle C
more shopping's and restaurants in Oak Hill
Future Condo developement should be only in areas that will
not have new condo owners being impacted by our cities
legendary live music scene.
Limit condo builds inner city to peripheral area, so inner streets
can be ped/bike.
Rebuild Oak Hill - SW Austin, as TXDot distroyed the business
in this community and then did not improve road to encourage
new business to return. They turned Oak Hill into a flea
market.
Moving further beyond environmentalist-developer polarity
By building shopping complex, parks, auditoriums
If you want Dallas, move to Dallas.
More thoughtful development, less gentrification
Stop building home builders from developing in areas that are
not selling
Think like a big city
Alternate ViewsSurvey Responses-Disaggregated




limit building height
Limit building and preserve more green space;
Raising it to the ground and relocating all nonnative Texans -
there is nothing else to do with such a clusterf... of a city.



Let the market guide density under allowing regulations but do
not attempt to force density through regulation.




We need to limit the height of buildings -- encourage more
human scale smart growth. We can make more lots available
for community gardens.
limit bldg footprints/depths on site


enforce the height restrictions on buildings
don't promote high density housing in areas where the streets
can't handle the traffic (6th & Lamar)                          965272837   11916790




stop urban density




Stop destroying neighborhoods with densification                965109167   11916790




Austin is imploding, time to expand and spread eastward and
create downtown #2(otherwise known as Austin East)              965094539   11916790




limit density                                                   997442400   11916790


Stop pushing for high population density in new development     984763660   11916790



Keep Austin feeling spacious - don't crowd things up so much
as they seem to be doing these days                             986281391   11916790
stop the constant building of condos and buildings downtown.
it is improved enough.



 Green space, neighborhood gardens, and a focus on bicycles,
public transportation, and affordable housing should take
precedence over luxury apartments and condominiums.




stop letting developers have their way with unsustainable
developments (the Springs, Domain, all the huge condos
downtown that aren't selling) that make this just another big
and sprawling, car-dominated city

Stop destroying what makes Austin unique- locally owned
business downtown- to build more high rise condos, hotels, etc.
STOP APPROVING CONDO/HOTEL DEVELOPMENT - we
lost Las Manitas for an empty parking lot which is shameful for
this city. We don't need anymore downtown high rises, we
don't need any more Mariotts or Hyatts, and we don't need
apartment complexes like River Side Place, which has a
thriving community, to be torn down so a new group of lexus-
driving yuppies can live in an over-priced condo and vote to
have live music venues shut down. Stop Dallasing Austin!




Stop immediately adding more buildings along Town Lake Trail
- the beauty is the open greenery and the view of the water
without interference from something manmade.
I think we need to pass a moratorium on the building of high
rises on the river/lake edge in town and in the town itself. Do
we want to end up like Houston or Dallas?
adopt and strictly enforce the overlay rules for all development
near the lake - no tall buildings near the lake;
Any city anywhere can have a river lined with buildings. Keep
our river as a river, to keep Austin unique.

No more growth, condos etc...
less emphasis on growth downtown and more emphasis on
neighborhoods in all areas.




Don't overbuild downtown.



Get some of downtown out of downtown.
slow down development downtown until infrastructure is in
place (transportation, schools, etc)




freeze development of high-income luxury downtown condos             949117769   11916790
Limit the number of condos to population needs                       967781289   11916790
limit heights of new building to preserve what's left of our
skyline while still providing high density living in downtown/near
downtown                                                             968772790   11916790
limit building, especially condos, etc.                              964963151   11916790
no more high rise appartments                                        962993558   11916790
no more high rise condos                                             966003784   11916790
Quit promoting downtown growth with high rise.                       965110483   11916790
stop building downtown, improve on what's there                      969277009   11916790
stop building in downtown areas; what about 183 or especially
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quit adding population to downtown without improving
infrastructure                                                       948389916   11916790

Reduce & Restrict the number of housing highrises downtown           965092383   11916790
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don't allow anymore condos to be built downtown b/c it disrupts
the beautiful skyline and they complain too much about the live
music                                                                965153860   11916790
stop the huge buildings                                              964684269   11916790
Do not overbuild in the Downtown area                                962882231   11916790
don't put everything downtown                                        965100959   11916790
Stop, stop, stop the building in downtown Austin                  974073658   11916790


Stop building downtown condos before we create a market
bubble (if it hasn't happened already).                           965105616   11916790




NO MORE GIANT HIGH RISE BUILDINGS ON THE SHRES
OF LADY BIRD LAKE - they can go anywhere else. This is
WRONG, everyone knows it and variances should not be
allowed. EVER. There are plenty of places for these big ass
buildings - they don't have to be on the lake. The Capitol view
is already screwed. The things that make people want to move
here are the very things being destroyed. When its gone it will
be too late.                                                      973537584   11916790



stop building condos downtown that only the rich can afford       963569419   11916790
Do not encourage such tall condo's that block views in the
downtown area
stop building so many condos                                      988422186   11916790




Limit more building downtown/zoning restrictions                  994662395   11916790



limiting dense growth in the downtown area                        988475483   11916790
Make sure we manage downtown development so that it
doesn't swallow the beautiful Capitol, UT Clock Tower and/or
suffocate the unique vibe                                         979272697   11916790

stop building in the heart of downtown                            989620800   11916790
restrict height of new buildings downtown to 5 stories            988471490   11916790

We have enough tall buildings and don't have the
transportation infrastructure to support the downtown growth.     975679715   11916790


Stop building high-rise buildings, destroying Austin skyline      992769230   11916790
STOP the construction downtown                                       988359748   11916790

stop building condos downtown                                        988361442   11916790

Stop Permitting Ugly Buildings Downtown - This isn't Miami.
The Austonian and 360 are hideous.                                   985133970   11916790




fewer condo high rises                                               989587416   11916790




 Also, we really do need to stop the idea of "growth is always
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better." Austin has a huge amount of catching up to do before
we continue to just willy-nilly encourage huge growth.
and encourage smart growth much more than we are currently
doing,
slow growth & development;


4.The area by the river is becoming overdeveloped. We are
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beginning to look like any other city.
Stop encouraging sprawl through tax abatements. Let
development pay for itself, or let it not happen.

Stop trying to be like other cities, we are the Live Music Capitol
of the World but we let condo's be built near downtown then
when people complain about the noise we convene a
commission to discuss it. What did they think was going to
happen? Stop building condos all over the place!
Less rich growth which causes property values to artificially
inflate and result in taxes which are totally out of reality.
Stop over development and take care of the things that make
Austin special--trailer restaurants on S. 1st, Town Lake and the
hike and bike trail, old houses with businesses in them
downtown. Limit tall buildings. Don't allow the land around the
lake to be ruined with development.
We must say NO, NOW AND FOREVER to developers who are
bent on making money but destroying what's left of this
beautiful city.
don't sell out keep Austin as green as possible make wise
decisions about growth (I mean really, do we have enough well
off singles or childless couples to fill all those crazy-expensive
condos?)
Reduce growth. Reduce incentives for development. Raise
taxes for business.
Emphasize quality over quanity of growth.
much less sprawl development, and densification, new urban,
mixed-use development and redevelopment.
Limit development: Portland, OR limited the size of the city
and has had great success. This action will affect many other
transportation and land-use problems.


Stop offering economic development incentives
stop tax-break incentives for growth
stop "giving away" Austin to developers (clearly we have more
condos than demand)
First and foremost, quit taking the Population Projections as
"givens"... Instead, concentrate on projecting and
understanding the impact on the city's and area's natural
resources should the current growth rate continue, and work on
ways to SLOW the rate of growth. Develop means of
quantifying the "COST of GROWTH" -- to those already living
here; to the natural environment; to future residents.




Tough question. National Surveys keep calling us a great place
to live. Which is going to bring more people here. This is one of
the reasons why I said we need better immigration
enforcement.
do not keep encouraging people to move here. Find another
way to pay the bills. and PS: ENVISION CENTRAL TEXAS              898762780   10874813
was a hoax. Sprawl will probably follow.

Stop promoting building - and when something is built, have the   944215233   10874813
person building it pay for 100% OF THE COST TO THE CITY.
Extending downtown to MoPac on the west side.                    906786927   10874813




We need a region-wide vision instead of a bunch of
neighborhood plans. i love my neighborhood but Austin is too
big and growing too fast to let me and my neighbors stop every   907238357   10874813
project we don't like. Also we need to find a way to make
housing more affordable.
stop filling every available space with VMU properties            951869641   11916790




Likewise tall (4 or more story) VMU should not be allowed to
dominate any area outside of downtown – break it up with lots
of 2 or 3 story projects between the big ones.                    965171460   11916790




Realize that the "walking area" model serves young fit people
who have A) income to live in those high rises, B) time to park
in parking garages then walk to wherever it is they need to go
C) have necessary services in easier to get to places than
walking malls. Isn't that just duplication of businesses? 500
Walgreens in neighborhoods and downtown?                          992659306   11916790
allow traditional growth (please scrap the "centers" idea)   974053157   11916790
Stop any future development on the shores of Lady Bird Lake,
including development of the Brakenridge Tract.
Don't make everything so crowded




Tackle growing unaffordability by not constraining growth in
suburbs.
Build some smaller cities/towns further out. stop packing the
city like a sardine can and stay off the ecco sensative areas.   974074269   11916790




encourage outward growth                                         962837421   11916790




Stop trying to force everyone downtown - embrace & support
the suburbs - that's where the real growth is.                   963275671   11916790
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Conserve water and other natural
resources – rain barrels, reuse water,
conservation mentality is the norm


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Energy efficiency – buildings, low
carbon emissions

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Energy independence – Austin
produces its own energy through
renewable sources, no fossil fuels,
focus on self-reliance in energy
production/help power other cities


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Green building program – certified
homes and public buildings
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Environmental protection –
renewable resources are used, low
pollution, better air quality,
preservation of natural resources (i.e.,
water, animal species, mature shade
trees)
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Local food production – community
gardens, farms are located close to
consumers, education in schools
about food, local food is widely
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neighborhood resource centers,
farmers markets in all neighborhoods,
self-reliant




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Native plants and landscaping – to
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Whole communities – quality of life
is improved through better
environment, each neighborhood has
access to jobs, services, retail,
schools, etc.


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Recycling and composting – the
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Sustainability leader – considered
one of the top environmental leaders
in the country, greenest city, model for
economy, Austin tops the “most
livable city lists”

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Manage Wildlife
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated



 Continue to protect our green spaces. Include leaders from
African American and Hispanic Community in all city planning.

more green intiatives overall
Create a city gas tax to incent high mileage vehicles and rapid
transit usage
Cutting our Greenhouse gasses
implement climate change program
Incentives for people to get rid of their cars
more focus on preventing air pollution
promote use of better fuel efficient and lower emmision autos vice
"redneck" gas guzzling pickup trucks and SUVs

Rather than an energy program that promotes certain vendors to
achieve real change why not empower property owners. If credit
was arranged through a point system where by an owner could
change out one door or window at a time as their monthly budget
allows and the proper installation was available on-line as a video
for all energy upgrades with inspections after installation for
approvel it would be an affordable program centered on energy-
efficiency rather than a program centered on using certain vendors.
Repeal ordinances that are global warming in nature
Create a city gas tax to incent high mileage vehicles and rapid
transit usage
Cutting our Greenhouse gasses


Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
continue with environmental focus
Expand Environmental Emphasis
Integrate climate change into city planning and infrastructure
We should be better stewards of our green spaces without it being
politically motivated
start charging carbon emissions taxes on anyone commuting into
the City from the suburbs and use this to decrease property taxes
in the center of the city. Central Austinites pay more than a fair
share of property taxes in Austin and taxes are forcing long-time
homeowners to move out of the city
Look at ways to reduce voc's and nox, keep with attainment for
ozone. Continue reasonable (economically) CO2 and GHG
reduction goals/policies.
Stop wasteful spending on "green" issues and realize global
warming is a myth. Austin officials take part in a lot of wasteful
spending.
work harder to make a AUstin truly a green city
Utilize the brain power of UT-Austin students and faculty in land
planning to keep green space in the central downtown area but
Comprehensive Climate Change Plan Continuance
Air quality work to protect it now until waiting when it's too late




 Rethink our water management systems to be more in sync with
our arid climate. implement systems that promote rainwater in-
soak, retention and conservation and appropriate flood prevention.
 Deal with water/aquifers as a limited resource - extreme
conservation measures.

Green green green energy. Less energy. Extreme conservation
measures. We need less energy, not more energy. As population
goes up, then the population base needs to use less energy, right?
Unchecked growth, dumb growth, water, energy, mass transit...then
the commercial, recreational, and cultural aspects will follow. We
need the base structure and good soil first...then the other stuff will
happen.
increase cost of water to promote more water conservation
prohibit development in Barton Springs watershed & more areas
west of town

promote (if not mandate) other practices like rainwater harvesting
water management

  And, we need to plan for the water needs of future generations.
We need more water and energy conservation instead of focusing
on building new facilities.
 Protect out natural resources.
determined protection of the aquifers (i.e., no more development
on & around the aquifer)
Do not continue to allow residents to waste water on turf grass.
Provide incentives for rainwater collection, continue with strict
watering restrictions, and work harde to educate residents about
the bleak outlook for our future water needs.
We really need to be looking at water quality and the future of our
drinking water and special places like Barton Springs.
 Horde water.
 Focus on locating new development north and east and away from
the Edwards Aquifer.
Make sure we keep our water as clean as possible;
and keep our water clean at the lowest possible cost
Figure out how to reduce water consumption, Get rid of lawns.
Teach people about water harvesting--rainwater gardens and the
benefits thereof. Encourage gray water reuse.
more conservation for water.
Strong water conservation campaign.
Ensure development is done in a responsible manner that really
protects natural resources.
, clear focus on water conservation,
preserve natural resources,
Making sure to maintain the integrity of our aquifers and other
natural resources.
 Enforce stronger water conservation regulations,
More enforcement of regulations protecting the Barton Springs
Watershed (ie. I saw nitrogen pellets being spread over the grass at
FreeScale and draining into Williamson Creek,) creating more
wildlife habitats within the City,
Do not allow folks to use fertilizer which ruins the water.
To achieve moral goals that the city finds important, allow as much
personal choice as possible. For example, if the city and LCRA think
people are using too much water, then they should explain the
amount of usage they think is sustainable given the weather (e.g.,
drought), and then start raising water rates until that goal is
achieved. There could certainly be a minimum, say 5000 gallons a
month for a household, below which low normal rates would be
charged but above which rates would get higher until the goal was
met. The great thing about this is that we wouldn't be asked to
anonymously report our neighbors to the police.

Maintain existing parks before purchasing any new ones.
Water conservation has to start at the ground floor, and that means
educating our children about the way Edwards' Aquifer works and
making it 'cool' to save water.
more enforcement to achieve sustainable water usage by
business/individuals/govts
K) Ensure that water supplies are kept public
H) Further promote water and energy conservation by partially or
fully subsidizing rainwater collection systems, drip irrigation
systems, xeriscaping educational materials, expanding Green
Choice, home retrofits, etc.
expand city limits upstream along waterways to insure clean,
adequate water supplies
Get serious about water and power conservation
Greater focus on water conservation
keep environment and conservation as priorities
investigate and enact more restrictive water conservation
requirements
LCRA to supply water (as available) for new development
more conservation

need to take care of the basics WATER & food. need to use,seek
out, & create new technologies to recycle water usage in homes &
local businesses. Their is water that go down certain drains that
with strainers can be used to water trees, & lawns. Promoting
lawns that use less water to maintain. reaching out to the
surrounding small towns linked to Austin to help promote a simpler
& more efficient way of living.
streamline or reduce/remove beaucratic hurdles to water
conservation via political consolidation
We also have a problem with water(running out)

raise water rates so people will conserve more
conserve water
Continue protect water quality

come up with better more clever ways to save and harvest water
institute more progressive water conservation measures
water conservation
Secure enough water for the future
Of course protecting water quality. No I don't believe that's being
done.
Allow distributed wastewater treatment systems that treat the waste
closer to the source and then provide treated water for landscape
use and irrigation.

Consolidate resource management under one office; Austin should
be a model for state level re-mgmt consolidation with greater
emphasis on conservation and efficient engineering, including
water, electrical generation, and required conservation techniques
on the citizen level. A greater willingness to try more extreme
conservation and power generation ideas locally, will pay dividends
in the long term as well as set a statewide example.
Improve efficency to goverenmental agencies to allow the fast
improvement of water and wastewater utilities.

Make new development and upgrading developers use rainwater
harvesting especially in the Barton Springs Zone and Onion Creek

Adopt Water Conservation Like San Antonio
Do not build proposed Water Treament Plant
overhaul our watar usage habits: allow use of gray water & self-
composting toilets in the city
Actively promote resource conservation
ban automatic water sprinkling
Do not limit water usage. Increase the cost so 90% of all citizens
can not afford to waste it, and allows those of us that can afford it to
use it at our own volition.
Implement more stringent water conservation. Get Austin below
140 gpcd within 10 years
Let the public know how water is gained and re-used and how to
care for water.
Restrictions and fines on commercial water usage and steeper
tiered fee schedule for residential properties.
A strong protection plan for our Aquifers that is adhered to
Get a handle on our water supply. We had a drought this summer
and we are still inviting people to town. What do they drink and
where does the additional water come from?
Increase rewards for conservation efforts. Long range planning for
drought.
plan for concerns about water and energy sourcing
work on long term water and enviornmental plan to protect our
planet




All new developments should be encouraged either through city tax
credits or codes to use sustainable design preferably using the
green star or LEED system of building.
 Remove the barriers that prevent the innovation and spread of
sustainable green building and design.


Make solar mandatory on all new builds.

Less night lighting (public & private) for energy savings/dark skies.
provide better tax incentives for companies that produce clean
energy products.
find alternatives to fossil fuels. Make using renewable energy
(solar) easy.
We need a paradigm shift to seriously reduce energy consumption.
40% of urban car trips are 2 miles or less. Initiate PSA campaign to
educate people on this fact and the physical and mental health
benefits of converting these to bike or walking trips. Change zoning
laws to change suburban sprawl into complete communities where
people can walk or bike to their jobs and stores. Create carpool
lanes on highways. Ban gas-powered leaf blowers. More PSAs to
encourage people to turn off air conditioners when it's nice out and
open the windows. Hang clothes to dry in the sun instead of using
a dryer. etc and etc.
 attract renewable energy firms,
stronger push for solar and renewable energy
continue rebate programs for solar panels, energy efficient and
water-saving home improvements.
 increase the energy rebate programs.
Try to not pollute as much. Like get rid of factories
We could also reduce the amount of factories we have.
further incentives to reduce energy consumption




Continue energy efficiency incentives
Encourage green building and infrastructure
Green Ordnance needs to be stricter on apartment communities
wasting energy. (See below)
Invest heavily in Clean energy
investment in renewable energy sources, e.g. improved programs
for residential solar panels
along with pecan street, make austin the technology center of the
country with access and integration at any point.
Comprehensive plan doesn't include energy which weems like a
glaring omission
Continue to offer rebates for energy efficiency. Make home
builders and developers help cover more of the cost of growth and
expansion.
Consolodate the power poles at signalized intersections with signal
poles with LED lights
Implement mandatory "movement sensor" light switches in all
apartment community models. Most keep their lights on 24/7/365
and have several apartment models to each property.
fuel efficiency incentives
Promotion of off-the-grid technologies such as grey water, rain
water, solar, wind, geothermal, and composting toilets.
Maintain environmental & high tech leadership through Austin
Energy, Pecan Street Project & Other initiatives
Grid interconnect payback for residential
stricter green energy codes




energy challenge should expand expanding nuclear, let market
forces determine how 'green' people want to go...not regulations.
 All shopping mall parking lots should be covered with solar-panel
carport roofing that would provide shaded parking AND power for
the buildings and plug-in electric vehicles.
We need to use more alternative energy, but need to make sure
energy stays affordable for everyone. Instead of building greenfield
solar panel projects, how about putting solar panels on existing
buildings, shopping centers, grocery stores.
Keep planning for and using alternative energy. The cost of the
planned solar power plant sounds excessive... are you sure its the
lowest cost design solution to our needs?
Promote large arrays of photovoltaics at businesses rather than the
less efficient single-family program.
Get heavily on-board the new economy...renewable energy
We can stop using non-renewable resource and start using
renewable resource.
Reduce the goals for renewable energy to a pace which will not
result in the major energy cost increases being projected.
Austin Energy should not be allowed to raise rates to subsidize
green energy
Become a leader in energy resources
Economic development in solar and clean energy industries
Eliminate monetary support the city receives from Austin Energy
and allow them to use their funds to go energy Green
encourage more renewable energy through greater incentives
Focus on new energy sources like solar and wind power.
installing solar panels in all state and local parking lots
Invest in REAL energy alternatives, such as nuclear
Investigate savings in power generation & water service.
Nuclear Power to reduce carbon footprint.
Prepare energy grid for electric car demand
promote the use of natural gas as an energy source
Use of renewable energy for 100% of Austin's energy needs
support renewable energies and non-auto travel
alternative energy integration
awareness of energy conservation/being green
Further pursue alternative energy
More energy efficienties and water conservation

Continue to seek and use Green energy options.
increase alternative energy usage
Smart decisions with green energy decisions.
Ordinances requiring green building standards
More renewable energy
Being green with our technologies
get solar energy affordable


Connect the solar energy companies with the water manufacturing
population that no longer works in that industry (perfect fit!).
continue to expand and promote green energy
green utilities
Help for people who want to go solar (not just financial)
a firm commitment to making Austin a clean-air city that promotes
sustainable building practices and a commitment to alternative
energy (this would include a strong commitment to producing 0
waste - meaning no coal or nuclear)
Affordable availability of solar energy
Alt energy

balance the cost of alternative fuels against fixed income residents
Clean renewable energy options, energy conservation programs
Create an MCC or Sematech type entity for Clean Energy




leader in green energy usage
Reduce dependence on oil and coal in the city
Replace the Fayette coal plant with renewables (solar, wind,
biomass) and conservation within 10-15 years.


Support solar/energy conservation initiatives




Green green green building
2. more "green" and sustainable development
renewed and additional financial incentives for eco-friendly home
improvement.
 increase green incentives for middle class home owners to Green
their old homes
Use less of everything. Quickly require Sustainable design
practices to be instituted for all development.
city needs a requirement that all new houses & public buildings be
the highest LEED (most energy efficient)
We must do ever more to be greener.
We need to be putting solar cells on every City building to begin
saving more money and resources. I could go on.
 3) I'd like to see more oversight and education of
construction/remodeling service providers large and small that
receive contracts in the city. I'd like the city to hold more of the
builders accounable for everything from respecting our
environmental laws to increased recycling at building/work sites
(from places like the Domain phase II to the little residential
landscaper- let's get all of these folks to recycle, clean their
chemicals properly, build greener, etc.
have a greener Austin with high levels of green building and
recycling jobs
green homes
We need a qualified City Planner and more of an emphasis and
understanding in the general population about why good design
matters
Ease up Green Restrictions on Homeowners

I would have all new construction built to energy effiecent & green
building standards since we are concerned about our environment
increase "green" efforts in energy and building codes
Insist on high-quality, durable new and (especially) re-development
(green built, better materials, etc.)
More green build
start looking for any leaders of industry about austin, we should be
building GREEN products next year!! NOW!!
All new city buildings should have sloped metal roofs, masonry
contruction, energy efficient windows, AC, etc.
Create greener ways of transportation, inluding working from home
programs
incentives for home owners and apartment complexes for gardens
and rainwater catchment systems and other sustainable
infrastructure
make greywater systems legal for residential use
Rainwater collection for all homes and new developments
Encourage more natural building
Allow innovative housing and creative designs for residences; we
were getting this until the "McMansion Ordinance" stifled it
Environmental building (energy saving systems)
We need ordinances requiring all construction to meet LEED
building standards.
Building Code Changes with #3, mandatory Green building, solar
power, rainwater collecting, etc.
Mandatory home/building inspections, subsidized weatherproofing,
insulating upgrades, etc.
Promote Green Building Practices
less development over the aquifer and its contributing zones
 Pressuring reatilers, dry cleaners, etc to clean up their waste act
will benefit everyone
Focus on the environment
doggedly protect current green space from development (including
the UT land)
, protect our public open spaces from further encroachment by
development
Focus on limiting energy and water use. Stress conservation.
Require all new condo towers and office buildings to have their own
built-in solar arrays.
Tax spike for large spaces used for parking or warehoses.

Quit building on every piece of grass that we have. More parks.
 more parks renew commitment to protect barton springs and
aquifers
Maintain/strengthen environmental protections -water, trees,
parkland, greenbelt. Do not sacrifice these elements for
appeasements from developers.
Preserve areas of natural beauty.
 protect natural spaces
take care of what we have, money for parks maintenance, stop
unnessesary large buildings, better traffic patterns, more green
space, better controls on water and air quality, light rail and better
public transport to west side of town
protection of our native animal species in planning, kids need to
learn about nature in nature to know how to nurture and protect our
environment, more focus on sustainibility,
3. Require all public entities to buy local as much as possible to
reduce/eliminate trucking. 4. Require trucks passing through the
city to use tollway 130. 5. Eliminate cars downtown except small
electric cars. 7. Tax SUVs. 8. Give incentives to bike riders and
electric car owners.
Increase focus on sound land use policies that discourage pollution
and are more friendly to mass transportation.
push for support for stronger anti-idling legislation (think of drive-
thrus and heavy trucks that keep engines idling throughout day) --
it drives up fuel prices through wasted consumption and
contributes to poor air quality
WE NEED TO PROTECT WHAT IS LEFT OF THE NATURAL
ENVIRONMENT THRU ZONING, LAND USE AND RESTRICTIONS,
OUTRIGHT PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF SENSITIVE LAND, ETC.

Upholding and improving regulations that help preserve our natural
resources and direct growth in the desired manner. Make decisions
and policy based on facts rather than special interests.
Make sure that parks, hills, water resources are protected
Protect our open spaces and waterways, protect existing wildlife
habitat and encourage creation of more habitat (e.g. the City's
partnership with NWF and its Backyard Habitat program)
Strengthen water conservation policies -Promote/require use of
green building techniques for new buildings, work on updating
existing buildings so that they become more energy- and water-
efficient

Save our urban forest - implement a thoughtful tree trimming policy.
Cleaner Enviroment
retain all green spaces and authentic places
Developers should be required to donate natural drainage and
creeks to the city for future development rights to ensure a trail
system like Shoal Creek can be provided throughout large parts of
the City.
environmental protection
improve air quality
reduce summer smog
improve trails and erosion on lady bird lake
less polution
not cutting down more tree's because they give us air that we
breath.
Preserve as much green space as possible. We're running out.
providing a truly healthy environ-ment which would include
improving air and water quality
Realize that sustainability means balancing our growth with our
water supply
strengthen and enforce environmental controls and protections and
make a better Parks Dept. that has a philosophy in keeping with
what Austinites value (water the trees! and plant more!). Protect our
lakeshore from hi-rise developments.
The City should own the land in 20-50 year flood plain all across the
City and preserve such land as green space with efforts to set up
commuter trails below street grade so we don't have to share the
road with cell phone talking/texting drivers.
Stopping pollution

implement strong, measurable criteria for limiting growth into the
drinking water protection zone or the aquifer's recharge zone
rainfall reception ponds
protect the environment
environmental laws
Get stronger on environmental protection, really!!
Protect water supply better.
Restrict new development in remaining green space

really protect the environment: stop loss of green space/mature
trees/etc, stop polluting creeks, rivers and lakes with over
development; understand that city does NOT have unlimited
capacity for population growth, therefore, growth must be managed;
Development should not be allowed at all in the Greenbelt or in the
run-off areas to the Greenbelt and springs.
We can discourage development on the aquifer recharge zone.
when a new bldg goes up along a green belt they MUST improve
the Shoal or Waller creek they hover over.
E) Preserve more acreage on the aquifer recharge zone
decrease pollution
buy open space out in front of development to protect
environmental services and guide development towards better
decisions.
Aggressively protecting old trees
attention to water drainage
better water
Protect all of our creeks and lakes
protect and enlarge local and regional green spaces
protect Lady Bird Lake from overdevelopment
Protect natural beauty and accentuate those areas that are not
being utilized, such as shoal creek
protect our scenic beauty
protect the aquifer
Change the focus on waterways from drainage ditches to living
streams

Comprehensive Environmental Protection Program and Strategy

Encourage the type of industry to preserve Hills & Trees
environmental conservation
Environmental controls that allow development in the appropriate
areas of Austin.


Improve air
Keeping our Environment clean
Keep the green spaces green

Limit well drilling to preserve our natural aquifers and streams.

Long rang planning for water resources and capitol improvement
projects
more buffers on small creeks
Protect the trees - Actualy enforce laws
Protect the water Barton Springs, Lakes Rivers - actually enforce
laws
Protect trees & green space, limit building height.
Protection of environmental landmarks from urban sprawl.
Reduce pollution

Restrict building in the buffer zones no matter what is offered.
stop defacing the natural beauty with ugly unwanted retail
strengthen environmental protections voters have worked hard for
by eliminating loopholes like puds
Make good balanced decisions between environmental issues and
running the city.

Stronger envirionmental laws (clean ernergy, transportation, etc.)
wider creek buffers
work harder to preserve green space
stricter environmental enforcement
Strong environmental protections for trees, views, water
stronger incentives in encouraging environmentalism
Help Austin keep it's oak trees
More trees!
More trees, less concrete
Protect the environment. It's what draws people here.
Protect the environment: no plastic bags or bottles, etc.
Protection of environmentally sensitive areas
strenghthen environmental protections
Continue advancing environmental policies
continue restrictions on building over aquifers, progress and spread
more to the east of I35
Hold polluters accountable through stiff fines. Give incentives to
those that conserve.
Keep the City green, limit building in Green areas, add safe parks
leave the hill country views alone, stop the buying of land
strict environmental ordinances
Stop all development in the Hill country
Start Protecting Lake Travis and get a leash on LCRA water sales
Slow down building in the hillcountry area
show citizens when water is short, lower LB lake and Lake Austin at
Restrict growth along Lakes Austin and Travis
Restrict development to areas that are not environmentally
preserve parks
prioritize environmental protection over developers profits
better oversight of development in, around and over aquifers
Clean up the waters and keep pollution out of Austin
communcate better how non point polution affects our water
ammenities.
Make sure homeowners along the waterways know what they are
putting on thieir lawns and the affect it has on the purity of the water
when washed into it.
really look at the environmental communty and aesthethic impact of
these high rises along ladybird lake and elsewhere.
9. Preserve the scenic beauty and culture that sets Austin above
average cities.
Good business only because everything hs been for sale, but at the
cost of depleting the nautral resources and beauty that was the
uniqeness
Stop destroying the environment by over developing.
Conservation of wildlife and nature.
Continue efforts to create and maintain environmental beauty
keep green spaces
Preserve scenic beauty and culture
stricter environmental guidelines
continue to priortize natural beauty
Limit development in environmentally sensitive areas
maintain hill country, greenery, lakes with careful balance of
development
More action to preserve and enhance env. quality (natural and built
env)
Protect our natural resources - Are we going to run out of water if
we keep moving more folks to town every day.
Save Barton Springs
We need to continue to be the preservers of nature, watersheds,
springs, etc.
2 days per week no boats on Lake Austin with ballast
continued focus on keeping the environment clean
continue to protect fragile areas of our environment
Create and/or honor laws to protect Austin's natural beauty and
resources
environmental issues
environmental protection
growth is led with our natural resources in mind
keep Barton Springs clean at all costs
Preserve as much open space as possible
Preserve the scenic beauty and culture that sets Austin above
average cities.
Preserve/create iconic open spaces, esp. in 130 corridor
protect creeks, aquifer, water quality
restoration not destruction
We need tougher restrictions for developing in environmentally
sensitive areas
Identify and fine polluters more extensively
We need to remember WHY Austin is so attractive as a city and
build on that with thought and grace.
stop developement over the aquifer
Facilitate food production in the urban center by promoting and
supporting urban farming and community gardening. Implement
discounted agricultural water rates and establish discounts/waive
fees for installation of water infrastructure for urban farms and
community gardens; map vacant or underutilized City-owned land
and make it available for farms and community gardens (also
publicize its availability); continue trend toward encouraging
community gardens to be built on parkland and other City land;
ensure that community gardens are an allowable land use in all
zoning categories; create protections for community gardens on
public land to ensure their security and longevity; and establish a
system to provide small grants for neighborhood groups wishing to
start community gardens, especially in low-income areas.
Build awareness about Austin's local food security - what it is and
how we can improve it. Become a world leader in innovation
toward a local, sustainable food culture that works!

 protection of open space and farmland - particularly urban farms.
promote use of land to grow food
Community gardens
More community gardens and parks
community garden spaces, for starters
more communtity gardens. growth boundary.
a simpler process for implementing community gardens in Austin
parks,
A serious commitment to encouraging gardening & small-scale
farming,
 2. Revamp the school food procedure to provide as much fresh
locally produced foods to kids as possible.
 Promote rainwater harvesting and irrigation, bicycling, and organic
gardening.
  2) Set up a system through the city so that local grocery stores
can EASILY and DAILY give old but useable edibles to our food
bank, orphanages, shelters, the county jails, local charities, etc.
instead of just throwing it away. We need to provide them an
incentive, otherwise they consider it cheaper to just throw away
mountains of edible food daily.

Strengthening policies as mentioned above, designating important
natural areas as landscapes more than as mere places. Since
Austin sets the standard for Smart Growth, at least in Texas, we
are clearly ahead of the game but our city also is the major "battle
zone" where this issue is most evident.
Make it easier to have community gardens.
make it easier for community gardens to exist
G) Promote urban gardening and groups like the Green Corn
Project
Education and non-monetary incentives (seeds, saplings, mulch,
compost, expertise, reduction of water bill) given to anyone (owner
or renter) in single fam residence w/*any* yard space at all to grow
a vegetable garden and/or to plant or care for edible landscaping in
partnership with TreeFolks and Sustainable Food Center and
Citizen Gardener.
Allow for more urban farms, regional food, and gardens - either
physically or by policy
Encourage farmers markets
government subsidized urban farms and community gardens for
every low income community
local farms and gardens
More city garden programs where each neighborhood has city land
dedicated to growing fruit, nuts and vegies
lots more community gardens
Increase community gardens
continue to encourage the public to BUY LOCAL, EAT LOCALLY
GROWN Foods, Support CLEAN AIR, etc
Begin to make our landscaping edible landscaping and let the
public know how that is done and why.
Create more community gardens, community composting
expand community gardens around town
keeping ranchers/farmers nearby
Urban farming incentives
buy local
work to build highest caliber food and restaurants




 More summer shade trees everywhere!

Leave the open spaces remain. Curtail real estate development
Restrict disturbance and enhance the natural habitat around
creeks.
Plant many more trees, tall-growing ones. Enough with the shrubs
and cherry trees!! Enforce rules against cutting down large trees,
with severe penalties. Take care of our trees! Trees and water are
the most valuable things we have. And for God's sake, no more
cutting big notches out of the center of trees (as along Barton
Springs Road) by Austin Energy with the blessing of the city
arborists. These old, once glorious Pecans will now die an early
death as a result! This is a tragedy.
Preserve land that is undeveloped.
Expand / preserve access to nature / natural heritage.
continue to plant native species in public places
 larger use of a greater diversified native plant palette,
 storm drain meshes like they have along 6th street throughout the
downtown area to catch litter before it makes it to the creeks &
lake
5) would like to see a rebate program for enclosed compost
tumblers in addition to rain barrels - open compost piles attract
rodents and other pests
aggressive water conservation plan.

I would like to see an aggressive city-wide push toward
xerioscaping starting with/including city parks and urban spaces.
Education on xerioscaping, utility breaks for residents that do,
contests and publicity for the best xerioscaped yards/projects. A bid
to bring conferences on xerioscaping to the city....
treatment plan for rain runoff water
We only have limited water. Last summer proved that.
(10) Protect Austin's trees from developers, individuals and from
the City's own Austin Energy.
- plant more trees and flowers with citizen involvement.
Landscape and improve city's green spaces
Landscape Zilker Park
reduce mowing of public areas and reintroduce native grasses
Replace non-native cedar (juniper) trees
Try to slow spread of Oak Wilt/tree diseases
When new business open, they are required to plant trees,
landscaping, etc. Make them TRIM the trees afterwards. They
would look so much better.
8. Manage wildlife levels within the City
10. Establish an Oak Wilt Ordinance to protect these valuable trees
from disease.
Establish an Oak Wilt Ordinance to protect our valuable trees from
disease. Manage wildlife levels (e.g. deer) within the city.
Address the deer overpopulation in the Western neighborhoods
where this is an issue.
Establish an Oak Wilt Ordinance to protect these valuable trees
from disease.
Plant more fruit and nut trees not the non-bearing ones
More trees/shade
Establish an oak wilt ordinance
protect live oak trees from oak wilt
Put power lines underground to preserve tree canopy
Xeriscape all lawns-stop water waste for grass
better city tree program
Better lands scaping in the public places.
Limit future landscaping on all new construction to conserve future
water needs.
Make sure larger businesses utilize edible landscaping as well.
Make sure they use water wisely.
yard transformation initiative to xeriscape throughout the city, fines
for grass, etc.
more trees!!
oak wilt ordinance
offer incentives for xeriscaped lawns
plant more evergreens and wide-shade trees




Empty lots should be available as city park/community gardens -
maybe have a non-profit manage this? Plant trees along ALL
sidewalks in the downtown walkable area including east austin,
please.
     Using incentives to shape positive citizen behaviors (ie.: free
parking for electric vehicles downtown, larger incentives for energy
efficiency and residential solor generation).
  encourage "smart locations", smart development with tax
incentives
help outlying neighborhoods develop in a more sustainable, mix-
used manner so residents can walk/bike to stores, schools, etc.
from home.
Create incentives for neighborhood restoration/beautification

bold, progressive political initiatives on social, environmental issues
Environment should not trump human issues
Focus more on people than the environment
Support and education to encourage solutions to air, transportation,
and health concerns
Provide more incentives for residents of the city to be
productive/eco-friendly etc.




Require single stream recycling in apartment complexes. I have a
really difficult time recylcing because my apartment complex
doesn't do it. I have to drive all over the city trying to find places to
recycle anything but paper.
mandate recycling at all homes, businesses and apartments;
mandate compost collection (like in San Francisco)
Citywide recycling,
Re-cycle reuse lime sludge at Shaw Lane, saving the citizens
millions of dollars per year!
Take recyling seriously and invest money it.
recycling park servies
More recycling efforts--mandate restaurant and business recycling--
especially downtown in the entertainment district,
public compost of more than just leaves/yard waste.
Austin needs to have recylcing containers at parks and on city
streets. Recylcing needs to be mandatory everywhere in the city,
including in schools! My parents live in a city where it is mandatory
to use clear trash bags and if recyclable products are in the trash,
offenders are fined! Restaurants also need to use recyclable
containers and have receptacles available for their customers to
recycle.
1) How about creating a system so that all restraunts contribute
their food scraps and used vegetagle oils to local composters and
bio-fuel makers?
4) I love the little store outside of the TDS Dump in
Creedmore...how about setting up lots here and there in the city
for the resale of reusable items that would otherwise go to the
landfill. What a great way to be carbon friendly! I'm gonna
scream the next time i see a beautiful full sheet of plywood go into
the dump on 290 that came all the way from Westlake.
The Solid Waste department needs an overhaul... to be more
rigorous in dealing with waste from construction, downtown,
building the MRF here so we're not shipping so much out, even
organic matter, as is done in other cities, can be composted




Recycle more and keep people from polluting.
recycling in the apartment complexes
Build Austin's own recycle center.
Keep encouraging recycling, and alternative power.
Require Apartments to provide the option for tenants to recycle--
have a dumpster for it (just like houses get the recycle bins) Get
fresh eyes on the traffic problem--think outside the box--I know that
alot of steps have been taken, but a long term plan--that can get on
its way soon (unlike metro rail)
Progress with recycling, especially with builders, contracters and
businesses.
education on recycling

Set plan toward 100% recycling/composting and zero greenhouse
More rainwater catchment and composting promotion, subsidized
containers, support.
BETTER RECYCLING PROGRAMS & EDUCATION
Cancel recycling program and contract with TDS, which are making
SWS fees high
have the oppurtunity for recycling be at every business and
residence
increased encouragement and incentives to recycle
Make recycling for everyone (including renters) easier
offer recycling of all recycleable materials to all multi-family
dwellings, not require them to hire a company
Rectifying the recycling issue
recycle glass!
Mandate recycling for C & D debris and also private small
businesses as well
Work w/ businesses & multi family hosing/ apartments & institutions
in recycling programs. You are going to have to collaborate w/ them
for future low waste goals.
Spread the recycling effort far and wide!
More community garden/compost
step up green practices and recycling efforts
more recycling options - no cost to consumers
Our own recycling plant
research ways to convert waste already in landfills into energy or to
reuse/recycle it
Better/Closer recycling solution
have curbside compost pick up
reduce trash in our landfills by better recycling efforts
more green recyling
order to recycle
Create more community composting
expand the recycling to more areas
Provide greater opportunities for recycling, incentives for using
energy efficient appliances - look to successes in other cities to
help create a more meaningful recycling program in Austin
Recycling available for everyone!!!!
Weekly trash pickup




Pecan Project with Austin Energy
We have 30 years to implement mass transit, and/or electric car
infrastructure - perhaps Shai Agassi's "Better Place Model"? -
because the world will be out of oil in 30-40 years. This needs to
be started now. Extremely difficult, I know, given the current
extreme apathetic state of 95% of the US populace.

We need to focus on the the three "E's": Economy, Environment,
Equity. Without balance, the three-legged stool falls over.
 less trash pickup & more recycling pickup
Keep as many of the rebates for environmentally-conscious
upgrades as possible, including solar.
Continue "green" initiatives
Continue environmental efforts.
more conservation efforts;

Information about how Austin is progressing in being a green city.


The comprehensive plan needs to equate to a sustainability plan.
Be trailblazers!
1.Be a leader in the development of clean energy, as should the
U.S. That will catch up to us in the future with jobs and a
reputation as being "modern"
Use same formula that created high tech economy to make Austin
a world leader in green industry, manufactoring & jobs.
stronger sustainable construction practices,
plan for the post automobile future,
plan for regional food production and transport,
make water and energy connservation a continuingt priority by
providing rebates/loans etc;
Make sure that the city's energy rebates and policies do not
encourage short-term and unsustainable solutions, such as removal
of historic windows and replacement with vinyl.
 Find ways to encourage sustainability infrastructure - such as
combined recycling/garbage bins along sidewalks, pedestrian
infrastructure, etc.
Expand green choice programs.
greenroofs and/or solar on city buildings
 make austin earn its "green" title/reputation
Making Austin a green city.

I think Austin should tackle climate change in big, bold new ways.
We can do more solar projects on big boxes, large businesses, at
UT and other large institutions. We can follow through and amp up
the weatherization programs that are in progress, especially for low
to moderate income people.
more green technology and committment - energy saving, less
plastic bags, respect SOS etc
Offer massive tax breaks for environmentally-conscious
development.
Create an environment which would allow clean energy and other
environmentally friendly businesses to flourish/make Austin a green
company hub.
Help everyone reduce energy use and dependence
(downsize/power down)
find a way for austin energy to reinstate PV rebates and develop
similar renewable energy rebates
We can become one of the first U.S. cities to transition beyond
burning coal.
balance growth with sustainability

green (sustainable) city goal
Need a strong sustainability officer who has real power
push for sustainability in all areas
focus on keeping austin clean, green and beautiful
Increase Environmentally Responsible Government
Keep Green initiative.
Sustainablity Index- finite capacity- maximum defined
Although the City is environmentally sensitive - what role(s) is the
local government taking to set the example?
be reasonable about all the "green" activity. Continue with
affordable offers to encourage public to participate

enact more green ordinances (does every downtown building need
to have colored/"aesthetic" lights all over it that run all night?)
Implement air and water controls-set the way for the country!

push green initiatives to make us the capital of the green economy


Increase utilization of the natural resources we have to bring
business & tourism to Austin
 Encourage fuel-efficient vehicles Maintain a "green" approach to
city management
make Austin a model for environmentally friendly practices
Step-up public and private environmental and social dialog
STOP SUBSIDY OF EXPENSIVE AND INEFFECTIVE TOILETS
AND AIR CONDITIONERS
Build a greener city
develope and implement strategies to make Austin more
sustainable and self-sufficient
Educate on the benefit of Greener Lifestyles
encourage sustainability, density
Make Austin even MORE eco-friendly

Make sure our Quality of Life index remains high by continuing and
improving our fight to be good stewards of the envirionment.
keep Austin green
prioritize actions and execute according to the "green" city that
Austin touts
Do a detailed analysis of regional resources: water, soil, food
production capability, infrastructure stability and renovation costs,
among others.
Continue green initiave projects
Make sure companies and businesses carry a fair share of
expense for creation and care of natural resource areas, to offput
their impact on the area in general.
More economic growth without threatening the enviroment
Promoting sustainable development




clean trash off highways
clean up the natural areas -big fines for trash
Have a beautification committee/coalition
Restore Austin's natural beauty by banning ALL temporary roadside
political advertising signs.




 *more green insentives for hybrid drivers, home owners, bus riders
make commercial class recycle
get UT on board with city initiatives such as recycling and zero
waste
Restoring ecosystem resilience Carbon-negative lifestyles Re-
localized economy Removing built infrastructure from aquifer
recharge zones Re-foresting area to 1970s coverage
Zero waste life style Zero energy consumption homes
implement the zero waste plan prioritizing compost
increase emphasis on 'zero waste';
Embrace nuclear power,
getting rid of the 290 E landfill
We should be the most ORGANIC city in the US, chart a standard
to what this might mean and be the first city in the US to achieve
Zero Waste.




manage deer/coyotes
Manage wildlife levels within the city
Manage wildlife levels within the City




Fairs for ecology for home owners, residential builders and citizens.
 Cancel the new water treatment plant (or pay for it by selling one
or both of the other two water treatment plants).
deny any development/expansion variance that will result in any
degradation of water quality;
Foster shared parking with business and goverment lots.
we need to think about subsidizing green living.
How about a methane generator at the dump?
Set limits on ad signs wasting energy at night--it's not just
householders who need to conserve.
Give ecology efforts more teeth/enforcement.
More youth engaged in AmeriCorps-like activities including
neighborhood mosquito control/patrol, clean up of loose trash and
recyclables including scrap metal drives--Treasure in the Trash
campaigns wherein youth keep the money they get from scrap
metal recycling.
Cut the Damb trees
Rescind the Urban Deer Feeding Ordinance
reduce air pollution- regulate mowers, blowers, boats & other
motors
Austin Energy doing well
cut back trees and grass (weeds) along existing streets
GET A LOCAL TX COMPANY(NOT OKLAHOMA!!) FOR
NATURAL GAS SERVICES!!!
implement a "landscape certification" and a "tree care certification"
for companies that operate within the city limits to register with and
recieve info about COA policies/ordinances that affect the
landscape & urban forest

Keep costs of utilities down by not depending on AE to be cash cow
keep enery affordable

keep improving technology, find makers of individual wind turbans
and solar and make so many that everyone can get them cheaply

lower gas emmisions by taking people off the roads and making
businesses more responsible for their poor air quality contributions
Make available a single list of energy upgrades including the
rebates available and from what governmental entity.
Manage wildlife levels within the City
Free "haul your own large items to the dump" program with recent
paid utility bill to slow down illegal dumping
water system upgrades
stop water waste by big businesses.
stop wasting money defending SOS and other eco-nazi
organizations
stop municipalities from taking water from Travis
Spend more money on environmental and energy efficiency
projects
reward businesses and citizens for decreasing use of
energy/natural resources
Promote programs to reduce electricty, gas, and water
consumption at UT to help reduce operating costs.
Pass and enforce "No Oak Tree Trimming" ordinance for Feb-June
period.
Increase restoration projects in more than just one are at any given
time.
Something like FDR's Works Progress Administration and Civilian
Conservation Corps
garbage dump on the west side
Tax lawn mower companies heavily, etc.
Alternate ViewsSurvey Responses-Disaggregated




Scrap the Austin Climate Change foolishness.




Cancel Austin Energy environmental programs (global
warming research has proven to be fraudulent)
Quit driving up energy costs with "climate change"
mandates
less focus on making it a leading "green" city (the cost
are too high for the benefits derived)
Instead of these home energy inspections being
mandatory for sellers, the city can just fix it for them and
the utility company will save over the long haul, stop
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Ease up on environmental visions - (wind poer, solar
power, are examples of items that are too expensive.
Many people moving to the suburbs to get away from the
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Austin clean, but do it responsibly and with moderation.
The Barton Springs Salamander was there LONG before
an extreme environmentalist discovered it and proposed
ridiculous measures to protect it. It is a SALAMANDER
for crying out loud! Austin caters way too much to that
extreme lobby. I want a clean, beautiful city. That can be
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our parks and recreation areas we should do a more
intense study of the contents and the safety of the stuff.
SEWAGE SLUDGE IS NOT COMPOST. no matter what you
mix it with.
lower taxes by not spending so much money on "green"
initiatives.
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated




Highland Mall: Create the COOLEST indoor/outdoor recreation facility
ever! Indoor/outdoor jogging tracks, Indoor soccer, tennis, volleyball
for club and school use in the afternoons. Adults in the evenings. It is
so well located. This would be an excellent statement of how into
health we are. Include skylights. Include SOLAR POWER! RECYCLE
on site. WHAT an awesome employment opportunitiy for a city with a
huge structure that seems to be sliding to the slums. YES there would
be a great deal of security needed. Check out SoccerZone & Austin
Indoor Soccer. Check out the way the UT Intramural fields are used....
What an amazing sporting opportunity!
As the parent of a child in a wheelchair, more than anything I want to
see Austin develop more recreational opportunities for children and
adults with disabilities.
Austin can increase the number of community center areas, parks,
recreational sports areas,
War on bad nutrition and obesity
Making it a healthier place and for it to be a place for the people.
Create walkable communities
make a healthy, sustainable environment
ensure a sustainable community
+ Educate population about role they play in making this a liveable,
walkable, clean air, open space/park community and why these are
important to the future.
Continue to allow running events in downtown Austin; this is huge in
keeping the community healthy and active
Fitness programs for children (bike to school, for ex)
Since Austin want to be the fittes City - improve the sidewalk
matainence by cutting the weeds and other overgrowth and trim the
trees
Continue to foster Healthy activities
promote health/fitness even more
Promote and maitain all programs that encourage children to walk or
bike so Austin's future citizens are fit
More health conscious restaurants in SW and surrounding Austin
Areas

Austinites are tragically obese; encourage healthier lifestyles/living.

Develop more fitness community events (e.g. walking in the malls)
Create pedestrian areas in the city
Ways to make the city pedestrian happy rather than car happy
Feed the homeless with the produce from our edible landscaping
For a city that is known as the allergy capital, I think schools,
playschools etc in Austin need to be more focused on making their
environments more allergy friendly. There isn't a playschool in town
that is good for a child with multiple food allergies.




End homelessness with supportive housing,
Help to build shelters for the homeless perhaps on the out skirt of
town. Crack down the homeless camps inside the city.
Make homelessness a priority and move the shelter away from our
tourist attraction of live music and 6th street.
Lend a hand to the homeless not just by giving them a place to stay or
a meal, but treating their diseases such as alcoholism.

(1)Allow the homeless to ride bus system free when they present a
shelter I.D.(This will help them to find jobs). (2)House the homeless
(not warehouse them). (3)Stop sending a certain percentage of the
homeless out because there are not enough beds..arrange it so some
can sit up in a chair all night at the very least, so you can get more
into the shelter and out of fowl weather!
Make alleviating homelessness a community concern, something we
all work toward.
Homeless programs
more homeless shelters
Solve the homeless problem.
Make public policy about the homeless with: city council, police,
judicial system and citizens.
Ban camping under bridges and in public spaces and also require
permits for street corner solicitation
My ideas are reduce the homeless population downtown
Move homeless shelter less tourist-visited area (what about north of
Research and Braker Ln?).
House the homeless. Cheaper than sending them to the emergency
room once a week or letting them take over the library.
http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/36/11/10.full
Better way of dealing with homeless.
Better service for homeless
relocate homeless shelter from downtown area
relocate homeless shelters from downtown
relocate the homeless shelter
Build and provide a better suited and a better located place for the
homeless and transients. The heart of downtown is NOT the solution.
Build closely monitored complexes that will house homeless and train
them so they can help provide for them selves.
Create a plan for managing the homeless population
Develop a plan to get the city's homeless off the streets
enact sane policies for dealing with our homeless population
Establish more homeless shelters
Form committees that actually study homelessness
address homelessness
Arrange housing for homeless
Help the homeless find jobs

HOMELESS, we need shelter and low income housing including a
change in process of APD taking IDs from the homeless and thus
trapping them in a cycle of inability to obtain employment and benefits
due to no identification and they're never able to pay warrants for
panhandling, they keep panhandling and getting ticketed because
that's their only alternative!
Housing-create a safe environment for individuals willing to change
their lives and give them decent housing
I located in area for the homeless

Invest in startups with creative approaches to preesrving Austin's
strengths and reversing its weaknesses. For example, invest in the
www.homelesscoach.org which reverses homelessness and creates
jobs while increasing the viability of Austin original businesses
Let charities address homeless and assistive actions.
Make city-funded non-profits more accountable for REAL solutions to
homelessness


Make the city less open and inviting to transients/homeless. Guide
legitimate homeless to the charities who will help them get back on
their feet and persecute/prosecute the ones who commit crimes and
make harming society a lifestyle. (The laws to do this exist, but need
enforcement.) You could even require a permit of the people who beg
for money on the street or at intersections so that the charities can
raise money again without raising suspicion. If a sign carrier at an
intersection is collecting for the charity that is helping him, then he is
helping himself to some degree, but only if he does it honestly. If the
charity does not control the situation, deny their collecting permits.
More places (live) for the homeless
Move ARCH out of Downtown
Move Arch/Salvation Army Shelter away from 6th st
move homeless shelter out of entertainment area
move Sally and Arch
move the arch and salvation army from downtown
moving the homeless shelter to areas outside Austin or outskirts of
Austin (out of the downtown area)
not allow homeless camps; living in city infrastructure is unsafe
Offer satellite outpost for homeless people around town, to get them
off of every street corner.
opening more shelters in the community
organize homeless people to work on community developement in
return for services to make their lives easier & safer
Provide shelter by subsidizing rentals in underused apartment areas,
and put homeless people to work in areas of trash pickup and road
maintenance, etc.
Stop hoarding/helping homeless
straightforward plans for housing the homeless--not trying to ignore
them or push them out
the homeless need to be addressed and taken off the streets.
this city is a haven for the homeless, I would like to see that end.
Try and move homeless away from business district, even several
blocks would help
Use prime downtown real estate for tax-generating projects, not
homeless populations.
work programs for vagrants to keep off of streets
Address homelessness in a meaningful way.
Attention to homelessness
Build a great big low-cost housing complex outside of downtown, to
help the homeless.
Create homeless programs that focuses on getting the homeless of
the streets
Create downtown work centers targeted to homeless
decreasing homelessness
Develop a working homeless shelter
get rid of homeless shelters / work programs
Get rid of the ARCH from downtown.
Improve Homeless outreach
Improve homeless support systems... not run out of town, not just for
a few but for everyone
Increase funding for homelessness
Less of a haven for homeless
Manage the homeless population

Considering moving all the homeless centers away from downtown
End homelessness
Find better options for the homeless...
fund loaves for the homeless to help get off the streets

Get homeless people to work in fields or other reasonable labor and
not dependent on handouts, make it a requirement to sign up for
work, army, sign up for lab experiments or clean up communities.
helping more of the homeless & moving them away from downtown
somehow
Set-up regional sites for homeless, where they can get meds, and can
"work" for their room and board
Remove the homeless from living in the parks and under our bridges
they are everywhere
Move the ARC out of our entertainment district
Move the homeless cntr. away from the convention cntr.
MORE HELP TO GET THE HOMELESS AND PANHANDLERS OFF
More places (get a start/look for a job) for the homeless
7. Find a solution for our homeless problem that's better than
panhandling at major intersections.
end homelessness

Find a way to treat and help the homeless. Get them off the streets.
Give bus ticket to the homeless and send them back to Fort Worth
and San Antonio.
Homless take urine analayis to get shelter. No homless shelters, only
REHAB shelters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I support Caritas and am in favor of ARCH, but clearly there is more
demand than can be met at ARCH's current location. Other resources
centers should be established throughout the city.
Move the homeless shelters out into an obscure area of the county.
They're a blight on downtown.
Get homeless to clean up graffiti throughout Austin, TX and clean up
(sweep, mop, whatever) the downtown street/sidewalk areas, esp the
urine smells in the alleys.
Get the homeless to sign up each day of they receive handouts, food,
however once a certain period has elapsed (e.g. a month) then have
them begin to participate daily on a clean up of downtown areas, plant
shrubs in community parks and clean up the river and other volunteer
events.
Some how keep the homeless out of the downtown area- especially
the convention center surroundings.
put our homeless to work in the parks and cleaning highways, invest
in solutions for the homeless: provide shelter/safety and health/dental
service and social workers to help them develop a strategy to get off
the street. Give the homeless identification and means by which to
improve their situation. We would all benefit in long term solutions to a
very serious problem on every corner in Austin.... They need drug
intervention and inhouse treatment which can no longer be obtained
through state services with MHMR. The city of Austin needs to do a
city wide drug intervention aimed at the homeless!!! Most of the
homeless on the street have children either with them or with a
relative that suffer as collateral damage of the homeless issue. We
have big business and a wealthy class of citizens that would likely
support such an organized effort and we also need to hold the state
accountable to the citizens of Texas and encourage the providing of
methadone treatment large scale to kick this problem and ongoing
cycle for good. This would greatly improve Austin as an assertive
proactive approach to homelessness.
Detract the homeless by offering less of an attraction
don't allow homeless to congregate in parks/on the streets/on the
steps of churches
Get rid of the programs that attract the homeless and bums from all
over the world. They will move on to another city.
GET SERIOUS ABOUT THE HOMELESS PROBLEM!
Separate homeless and transients and deal with transients so they
are not allowed to run amok
Find a solution for our homeless problem that's better than
panhandling at major intersections.
Find more shelters and create more jobs for the homeless
help your homeless and poor more
Move out the transients (or make them useful)
Moving the homeless shelter out of downtown.
Support for the homless
transients??? very bad for business/economy
visit with other cities such and Fort Worth & Dallas to know what they
have done to improve their homeless situation
(Physical and mentally able) recipients of benefits such as low-income
housing should commit to some form engagement in community
improvement -- continuing ed, participate in a community garden
group, etc
Address homelessness issue.
Build some place to put the homeless. Put the ones that can work to
work for the city or county. Just get them off the street and away from
our children.
clean up the homeless population from the downtown areas
Do more for homeless, and rid the city of it's ills in homelessness
Find a solution for our homeless problem that's better than
panhandling at major intersections.
get rid of the homeless on every corner- supply places for displaced
persons to be
Get the bums off the street corners
Get the homelss people someplace to live or give them jobs or find
them places to be of use to society. Our city is plagued with vagrants,
crack heads wandering neighborhoods, harrassment on every street
corner. I am sick of every traffic stop being a panhandling adventure.
Provide services to these people and help them become part of our
society and not parasites.
Homeless off the street. Feel insecure driving by them
homeless shelters on the west side
Improve care and referal options for street population. End
panhandling through more effective social services (mental
health/substance abuse treatment; housing; jobs training)
more job opportunities for homeless people
Move homeless shelter(s) away from downtown
move homeless shelters out of down town.
Not letting the homeless and drifters loiter.
Police should pick up homeless people and take them to work on
landscaping or trash clean up and pay them per hour
STOP INVITING HOMELESS TO AUSTIN
use the money used to keep the homeless going on the streets and
use it to get them off the streets
Do not allow Mobil Loaves and Fishes to do public feedings in the
parks
We need to treat the homeless with compassion but also with
conviction. If we are going to create parks and greenspaces, they
don't need to be places to sleep for the homeless. We need a solution
that will re-introduce and incorporate them into society. Treatment
centers, job training, education options- anything to get people to stop
panhandling.




Concentrate on improving life for those already here.
Positive social settings for young working adults recently out of
college to 35
provide more child care, after school, summer care and preschool
programs for low and middle income families
increase family events that are just fun - i.e. don't come with a political
message


adopt and support family-friendly community model and principles
Funding more outdoor activities for families in this community to stay
active.

Keep Austin family friendly- more parks; better children's museum
More family activities
More family oriented things to do
More proactive youthat-risk programs
More programs for children of various cultures
Social service programs aimed at teens
Replicate Harlem Children's Zone in East Austin




 3. more emphasis on healthy life styles and availability of local food.
need better affordable restaurants less fast food,
infrastructure and policy that support healthy food access and limits
unhealthy food access, especially in lower-income areas
Improve food access: ensure that all neighborhoods are serviced by
bus routes that connect them to grocery stores where fresh produce
and other nutritious food is available
Plant food gardens in public spaces (including parks), have poor
and/or unemployed provide labor in exchange for food donation
implement sustainable food policies
support the continued growth of the local food producers

More community gardens
need to promote local/community gardens that promote a healthier
lifestyle which equals less health problems.
Provide more open space for community gardens

promote urban/peri-urban organic farming
government become leader in healthy eating and lifestyle habits
through legislation, incentives and programming
Better affordable neighborhood groceries
more ways for East Austiners to access healthy food




More minority input about programs and activities
Closer relationship between the social services community and City
staff to resolve poverty and racial tension issues.
investing more in low income neighborhoods of color and create
programs for economic development that are functional and
empowering.
bring the city together as one people not matter what ethnicity, orgin
or type of skin
Strive for diversity.
When I moved here ten years ago the first thing I recognized was how
segregated Austin seemed to me. Without effective mixed income
affordable housing and diverse housing options (not just mixed use)
Austin just becomes more and more segregated.
Austin really needs to focus on ways to keep and attract young,
professional African-American and Latinos.
Reduce gentrification and segregation (especially in East Austin),
   bring ethnic and income disparities to forefront of conversation. if
greater diversity is not represented in this process, the process is
flawed and should be scrapped.
 address at least some needs of even the tiniest significant minorities
(not just referring to ethnicity, but also age, household make-up,
intellectual levels, etc.) of the population
Quit inviting illegals and quit providing for them.
Promote ideas of diversity throughout city & suburbs.

 Racial relations need major improvement. Austin cannot become a
major city without recognizing the needs of different ethnic groups,
e.g., Blacks are a minority and are mostly ignored. I'm not black, but
live in a predominantly black neighborhood. They are ignored.

Promote the Spanish language, more. It's our future. Embrace it, and
make everything you can bilingual. Hell, I don't speak spanish, but I
recognize the need for accomodating a large part of our population.
Need to promote dual language proficiency so that we can develop a
globally competitive workforce. Having an increased Hispanic
population could be a major asset that positions us globally in the
future.


Advertisment to minority communities
Allowing African Americans residents of East Austin to be apart of
decisions affecting them from the beginning.
attract more diversity
erase the divided line that separates east austin from the rest of the
city!
Focus on our sense of a community and eliminate racial barriers. We
too often segregate ourselves.
free of discrimination
get inclusiveness for the Black community
Identify the individual communication needs of the various cultural
communities in order to get their involvement.
Involvement to minority communities
Promote more diversity toward African-Americans
We seem to be only diverse with those who are already living here.
We really need to start encouraging interests in other cultures and
other parts of the world.
Increase funding for programs for minorities and community east of 1
35
Weakening cultural stereotypes


Communicating available resources to minorities
Emphasize social services and building community and lifting up
those that are in poverty so that they can share in the benfits of the
City
Have honest discussions and take action of issues of inequity in City
services
Listen to the poor build relationship with them
Look to other cities for solutions to racial issues
learn about and react to needs of all areas of the city, not just the
affluent and politically active sectors
More help to those in need


Actively and effectively decrease racism in the city.
Austin has the potential to be very diverse but changes have to be
made to balance the playing field between east/west austin.
Maintain the rich history of the Eastside, including Huston-Tillotson
University. Help the WH Passon Society's efforts to document and
maintain the rich history of the Eastside by providing it with a stimulus
package.
The housing trend is displacing people that make this city valueable,
people of color. It is a racial and economic marginalization please
consider this when making descisions about growth and economic
development in the city
I have insufficient knowledge to give specific ideas, but planning
needs to give equal attention to voice of minorities and lower-
economic groups rather than lip-service only
promote Austin as a true diverse place
African American Minority to become a stronger and richer group,
do more to embrace our growing latin american culture
Encourage interracial activities
Improve race relations through communication and involvement
More inclusion of minorities in power
Promote community involvement across racial, cultural and social
boundaries (empower all citizens)
Stronger, more sustained outreach to minority communities re:
direction of change
devise means of attracting more racial diversity
More educational opportunities for non-english speaking to bring
awareness of local laws or what may seem common sense to
Austinites, or English speaking
work to bridge economic, racial divides
campaign to fight intolerence
Encourage more diversity throughout the city / remove the unspoken
barrier of I-35
Encourage more peaceful Islamic and other religious organizations
here in Austin
Fight discrimination
Forums to discuss gentrification, race relations
I wish I knew what to do about the lack of diversity, but I don't.
Increase funding to support speakers of other languages
Race relations

We need spanish immersion schooling for our childrne - all of them!
work to end the divide caused by I-35
Improving moe for the people (not the rich)
work to integrate people on the fringe--people with disabilities, gays,
people of color




 more competition/transparency in health services
healthcare for everyone - incentives for small businesses to provide
healthcare to their employees,
Increase support for schools, libraries and medicine access in the
areas with low income population.
more community Healthe fairs
better bus routes, more homeless shelters, more low-income housing
(and not on the outskirts of town away from bus routes), more focus
on wrap-around services for school children living in poverty, end
rampant cronyism,
Increase medical services, particularly mental health services, for
those without or with limited health insurance. I believe that a large
portion of our homeless population suffer from mental illness an are
unable to get treatment. It took me several months before I was able
to get treatment with my insurance, and when I went to the city for
assistance, they were unable to help me.
Create a local public option once federal health care legislation is
passed, depending on its provisions.

For people who don't have life insurance to be able to go to a hospital,
get medicine or whatever it is that they need to be on the healthy side.
Healthcare assistance for Austin Artists, not just musicians.
Need to improve access to health insurance.
better health care for citizens
mental health care

Better knowledge about social services
Increase services to the Oak Hill area
more FREE or low-cost community programs
more public amenities/attractions placed east of I-35
Provide better access to social services
Proviide equal service to all areas

Work together to provide better healthcare
Develop better fitness, healthcare & social services support programs
for the young, elderly, and disabled population

A central registry of social services would allow appropriate referrals.
Austin may not be able to fix high rent princes, but a way to improve
the quality of life for low income folks is to increase funding for city
social services programs, libraries, and parks.
Provide better funding for the local health department so they can
focus more on lifestyle-related disease prevention programs in
addition to providing basic health services to the underserved.
Take care of its' citizens-health and welfare

Give sanitation acess to all areas of Austin
increased community involvement to support social services
increased public services for community
more services for african americans
More wrap-around social services for immigrants and minorities--at
least offer spanish-speakers at social service organizations
Provide further financial and community support for social service
agencies- Austin State Hospital, Austin State School, Travis County
Integral Care
Strong commitment to basic needs of the citizens - not the emotional
sways of the loudest
acknowledge and work directly to address poverty and oppression in
Austin and surrouding communities

Funding services for the Veterans/Mental
Health/Homeless/Substance Abuse population of this community.
Gentrafication of East Austin is almost complete - focus social service
programs in new areas ie Dove Springs, North Lamar area
Services that are accessible to children and families in improvished
neighborhoods
awareness in HIV/AIDS and substance abuse

Better leveraging of fed/state resources for our underserved citizens -
(Summer Food Program for our youth is a perfect example!)
better support of minority communites
distribute condoms, hotlines, therapy
Diversify healthcare entities
enroll more people in Medicaid and CHIP
Do more for ALL of the citizens not just those you decide need hand
outs.
Everyone should get Medical/Free like Canada
Promote improving lower economic areas with PUBLIC assistance
through churches,charities, etc.
Support more Health related agendas.
support funding for local organizations that provide basic services
There needs to be a very large investment in diverting people with
serious mental illnesses and drug addictions from the criminal justice
system and into permanent supportive housing.
We must do far more to provide services and education for the
working Latino poor.
I think the MHMR system needs to be re-vamped to be easier to
navigate for those in need of mental health help.
Enhanced social services to help the mentally diseased and/or
substance-addicted homeless
Create housing for the mentally ill such as "Housing First" or "Housing
Ready" units and provide the support services that will keep these
people on the road to recovery; this has proven to be more cost
effective than incarceration with high recidivism, recurring
hospitalizations, police actions, court costs, homelessness leading to
public safety issues, etc. but must get Texas to live up to its
responsibilities in this area and provide Medicaid dollars for the care
supports.
give retired people more money
There should be more medical, dental, and educational plans for the
mental ill and elderly.
(7) Create a social work organization to coordinate and provide the
substantial indigent, working poor and homeless population with
basic medical care, food and shelter.
(8) Create public toilets throughout the city and public showers where
appropriate.
Increase access for people with disabilities.
We need to make sure unemployed Austinites can get timely access
to the excellent federal food stamp program.
Consider the less fortunate first

Acquire a Senior Center for NW Austin
Better service for mentally ill
Find a way for Austin to serve the dental needs of adults and elderly,
not just children!
increasing the competition in the mental health arena
Provide housing, jobs, recreation, etc for those with special
needs/disabilities
Provide more funding for mental health services.
Consolidate social services - drivers license, medicaid, TANF, SSI,
etc in centralized locations or develop a mobile unit to go from
neighborhood to neighborhood with a posted schedule - like blood
donation units
Recruit more local foster homes - especially for teens
Provide more services for the homeless
Better Services for the Elderly
Focus on essential services, less on give-away programs
help for the elderly
Help the mentally challenge homless, not the drug and alcohol
abusers
Increase available health services for needy
Increase funding and resources for the needy
We must deal with mental and physical healthcare
THIS town is NOT QUADAPELGIC friendly. Spend a day with a quad
and you will see.
SOCIAL SERVICES FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE -SATELLITE
AREAS WHERE HOMELESS PEOPLE GATHER
Provide more funding for drug treatment beds and services.
More funds to social services
More senior citizen help and programs
MORE STATE ASSISTANCE FOR HOMELESS/MENTAL ILL
Improve the infrastructure for the disabled community
Encourage/pressuer state to deal with mental health, which affects
many homeless. Some problems are larger than Austin, such as the
predicted increase in Iraq/Afganistan vets with mental issues who
become homeless
Coordinate the community health centers (perhaps in an FQHC) to
provide more uniform and better care for the uninsured (based on the
Parkland system in Dallas). Especially prenatal care and family
medicine-level primary care.
Expand existing mental health services, including MCOT (make it
24/7)
disabilities - more teachers, more awareness, more employment
Expand mental health services in criminal justice system.
increase funding for Austin State Hospital so the mentally ill are not
on the streets or in jail
more social services for mentally ill and addicted population
more support for non-profits serving the poor
Move organiztions serving homeless away from downtown
"wrap around services for mentally ill"
More investment in mental health services for children and adults
more mental health services/housing
provide city and county money for mental health svc
city should privatize services as much as possible
Rehabilitation of aging facilities (like the Montopolis Recreation
Center.)
Focus funding on the people of the community and their needs
Pay social workers more.
treatment centers for substance abuse




more volunteer medical clinics

methadone clinics on the west side
more community health clinics
allow inmigrants
Helping to integrate immigrants and refuges into contributing
members of city through job training, affordable housing, and life-skills
education




 We need a centrally located no-kill animal shelter and sufficient
funding for free and low-cost animal spaying/neutering and basic
health care.

 On Smoking: Permit bars, clubs, and restaurants to allow smoking.
Just require that a sign (neon?) be put up at the entrance stating that
smoking is allowed and that entering may lead to health problems in
the future even if you don't personally smoke yourself. Require the
same health warning on the employment forms employees must sign
to work in establishments that allow smoking. In public areas provide
smoking areas if smoking is prohibited most everywhere else.
No kill shelter city;
Comp plan needs to address impacts of hospital growth, force
hospitals to plan, in conjunction with the City, and then respect the
plan.
Continue to be a pet-friendly city,
enforce spay/neuter of pets,
Warn people about marathons better.
Ending all social services programs would free up some cash to
address traffic issues.
continued investment in programs like Emancipet that address root
causes of stray/unwanted pet euthanasia
(6) Become a no-kill city asap.
Make Austin a no-kill city.
We need to become a no-kill city. Immediately.
Need to prepare the social services delivery world for the increasing
Hispanic population.

One of my ideas to invigorate the community and promote adult
health--adult jungle gyms or playground, it would promote exercise,
could be a public art piece, and put a little more Austin spirit in the
more corporate business parts of the city--look at places like Sweden
and Amsterdam. And if people get worried about booboos on the
jungle gym put up a liability notice like the ones often found in gyms.
Grownups need a little recess every once in awhile too!
The city is healthy and it is big enough.
Don't place animal & biker rights above human citizens
Central registry of social services
Efficient use of funding for animal protection and shelter by audit of
income versus output
enforce dog owners to clean up after their dogs;
Install public bathrooms so (mostly men) don't feel the need to urinate
on walls or sidewalks.
Unify your family court down at Gardner Betts by building out so that
all family law, CPS, and Juvenile justice cases are heard in one
location
support help ups not hand outs for the needy
Renovate a campus and provide safe environment for mentally
challenged to keep them off the streets .

Provide free things for families of low income and blue collar workers
Promote and protect tolerance for all types of ideas/people
no-kill animal shelter NOT in the ghetto
Make bars and every place non-smoking, and extend no-smoking
from fifteen feet of a door to 50 feet.
Random Drug Testing for all City Employees


Have the welfare people work for the city; for their money.
more education for folks new to town/country about Austin
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Most businesses are locally
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local businesses/restaurants,
the City focuses incentives on
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manufacturing, micro-
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated




 Give tax credit to hight tech companies.
business development
more biz friendly,


-Promoting new business/attracting business to the city in a
sustainable manner
Attract more high tech companies to Austin and
   more small business opportunities from city
more hightech
more greentech
2. Attract jobs in industries in growing fields, such as life
sciences.
attract high tech employers
Continue to support high tech job opportunities
Incentives to bring more jobs to Austin
Intice more large companies to establish here
invite big business in
smarter business incentives
Support local/small business needs
Support for small business
support small business development
Support small businesses
support for independent/small businesses
allocate more funds to keep small businesses alive
Promote small business
promote small business growth
Create programs to promote small businesses or even atract big
business to Austin

More Technology Incubators so graduates don't leave the area.
Draw more investors, generate exposure for undiscovered
capabilities
City Council and County Commissioners need to focus on
infrastructure maintenance issues, not social programs City
Council and County Commissioners need to assist business
community with developing clean industries such as tourism, to
improve job market
Place the needs of the people of Austin above the needs of
being politically correct. Stop with all of the progressive/visionary
dreams and focus on making Austin affordable and inviting to
businesses.
entice biotech companies to relocate here
increase opportunities for entrepreneurs
Less dependence on high tech industry




We need to have a tax structure that encourages companies to
move here and create jobs.
stimulate economic development
Do what it takes to attract good employers and good jobs.
 tax incentives for businesses relocating to Austin
 Become more busiuness friendly.
 Better, more diverse shopping facilities (no more Wal-mart or
Old Navy).
Continue to develop industry options, offering incentives for
biotech and manufacturing industries.

invest on Airport connections attract more capital investment
from businesses more events like ACL, SXSW etc
The City should do a better job of promoting economic
development. Other City's are taking the jobs that once came
to Austin because they are willing to do more in economic
development.
  We must keep the economy vibrant. Our beautiful setting
means much less to someone who can't keep their head above
water.
investing in public infrastructure and platforms for incubating
growth in the artistic and business environments. we will never
compete with a new york or d.c. ...or london, paris or
tokyo....and we shouldn't try. the measure of success is not to
be the biggest or best known in a given field - but to be the
incubator of choice for new ideas, new organizations, or even
new people looking to develop themselves. Being open to new
people, new influences, new ideas - in urban planning - in civic
life - in green energy - in technology - in business - in the arts.
Ideas start here. They may grow up and move on - and that's
fine - but the emphasis should be on generating and welcoming
new ideas. There is a recently popularized quote from Voltaire
that 'the perfect should not be the enemy of the good'. More
relevant in Austin's case is that 'The past should not be the
enemy of the future'. Think of a great city and then think of what
a great city deserves. Great public spaces. Great arts venues.
Great civic events, etc... Go in with that mind set and ask these
survey questions in that way so we don't end up with a plan that
attract manufacturing,
The city should also incentivize businesses downtown that will
draw people during the day.

support a much more holistic approach to economic
development. not just real state development and attracting new
industries, encourage social innovation. support organization like
PeopleFund, encourage cross sector collaboration,

Steadfast support & protection of economic & social diversity.
I would love to see more shopping opportunities in Austin--that's
what keeps people returning for visits.
 diversify the economy to include more manufacturing,
 Improve music & film industry opportunities, jobs.
Better incentives for film community to want to film in Austin.
Austin studios is not a "draw" when there are now state-of-the-
art prodution houses (outside of LA) and subsidies. Get the film
community involved--they would know best what works and what
doesn't. Call Nan Bernstein, producer with Friday Night Lights.
She has been trying to get other projects here and would provide
Austin with good information on how to attract film/tv projects
again.
For the City to be world class, we must reposition our economy
and our physical asset base to take advantage of the intellectual
asset base. A top tier medical school, increased research and
R&D initiatives to backfill the loss in manufacturing base and a
hub for clean technology should all be areas of focus. Job
growth builds better communities and economies. We will be
early out of the slump if we get to work on outside the box
thinking and really start to play with the big boys on economic
development.
Develop an aggressive, strong economic development policy
that's designed to work with the business community to attract all
manner of new jobs to Austin;
I think that they should add some more malls and stores...
There's no In N Out Burger. Please encourage them to expand
here.
Shopping malls (Highland Mall)
more shopping
maybe a mall on the Eastside
i think that there should be more park like six flags so people
can join instead of doing drugs
an amusement park
Fast Food Restaurants
more sport activity's
More places to go site seeing
Include fun technology as part of city attractions.
Addtionally, our CVB must promote Austin much as San Antonio
does to create excitement about our amazing city.
more fun places.
more places you can get to on foot or by bike
KEEP TRYING TO ATTRACT DIVERSE TYPES OF
BUSINESSES TO AUSTIN
bring in more corporate level jobs
Bring in tourism dollars
Create/atract real jobs that produce real items of use. Machining
etc.
develop better tourism and marketing efforts
develop tourism and professional sports
Diversification of industry
Diversify Job Market
Encourage diversity and different employment opportunities. Do
not concentrate on one industry - we do not want to become
Silicon Valley.
Further intice businesses to come to Austin
Incentivize original businesses over cookie cutter chains
Incentivize retail in downtown
improving retail stores downtown
more technical support and services for small minority
businesses
attract manufacturing employers
Continued focus on Economic Development
Don't forsake the events that bring in major tourism/sales tax
money
Meet with the owners of Highland Mall to revitalize with new
large box stores to fill up the old JC Penny and Dillard stores
employers should adjust operating shifts to less conventional
time slots
Invest in promoting the city for turism
Incentives and or mandates for companies to telecommute.
Actively recruit companies to relaocate in Austin.
more shopping areas
Offer business incentives to black owned businesses that open
in the south/southwest area of Austin
- atyract more knowledge based businesses to Austin.
attract more industries outside of tech
Attracting a variety of businesses (not being Tech dependant)
Bring economic deveopment to the east side while preserving
the community and its character. Hedge against gentrification.
This could be said for the entire city.

Incentives for diverse businesses so our economy does not
largely depend upon hightech businesses or state government.
we need more employer's, lure more manufacturing companies,
need more music venue's such as SxSW.

Diversify businesses- support gay and balck owned businesses
give grants to minorities to develop more businesses
make it easier for minorities establish businesses
Put money into start-up for small businesses, not into incentives
for big businesses. If you must focus on growth, focus on SLOW
growth.
encourage small local business and assist them
Focus on local businesses; we don't need another Walmart
more funding for the nonprofit sector, particularly minority-run
nonprofits
More support for small businesses
Attract new businesses in poorer communities
better support of small businesses - that part of old austin is
fading quickly
boost support for and protection of local businesses vs. Walmart
and other big box stores.

Encourage and support business opportunities east of the city

Less tax incentives for chains/big businesses, more tax
incentives and other programs for small, local businesses
protect Austin's small businesses!
Quit spending money (especially credity gained money) on
acquiring large businesses. If we emphasise small businesses
the money will stay in our community and we will prosper more in
the long run.
SUPPORT AND GRANTS TO MINORITY BUSINESSES
encourage business relocation and development w/o giving
away revenue
develop Austin as a model for the entire country, regarding
businesses receiving tax breaks for hiring persons with criminal
histories; educate businesses re/ available incentives, and add
city of austin incentives as well.
Give more incentives for businesses to relocate to Austin
Improve incentives for new/expanded businesses
Continued committment to economic growth
Council to adapt more incentives for attracting business.
Keep Jobs in US,or no Tax breaks
Welcome all businesses, not just the ones a liberal thinks is
politically correct.
encouraging job opportunities,
the primary emphasis should be on attracting employers to move
their businesses to austin continue to emphasize inner-core
density in the downtown and university areas. continue to
emphasize multi-purpose projects like the Domain and the
Triangle

We need to attract employers to create jobs and invest money in
our schools so that we have a good pool of labor for employers.
Incentivize employers to invest in the livability of Austin.

Create incentives to reward local entrepreneurs who create jobs.
making things easier to find jobs
Encourage businesses to re-locate to Austin that would provide
job options for those without college degrees.
Bring in more companies for better job opportunities
Bring more business in that will keep employees
Create more industrial jobs (that work to support a zero waste
initiative)
Create more jobs
Create more jobs
Do more to attract green energy industry
Encourage "green building companies" and renewable energy
companies to locate here.
Grow Jobs
Incentives for creative industries like music and film.
increase green jobs
Lure more green energy companies
Lure more innovative start-ups and employers in fields like
biotech and green energy
lure other major employers to Austin - as more people move
here for jobs, we need more jobs available
seize opportunity to be "green technology" center and catalyze
sustainable business approach for region
Recruit high wage paying companies to Austin
More support for working class jobs (ie, Villa Muse)
More high paying jobs
aggressively work w/new technologies to train unemployed
more employement opportunities
begin courting major manufacturing for more jobs for the
common man/woman. not everyone has college degrees.
Develop more job training resources
A "green city" is a great idea to reduce our spending, but we
need to bring income and jobs to the city.
New businesses provide jobs for locals, fund parks for new
citizens,

Encourage HEB or Randalls to open downtown location
encouraging more businesses like TDS who go above and
beyond to provide good services
Invest in job creation/business expansion
More jobs
support the good professional managers, chiefs we have
Create more jobs
help those people get jobs or help
Higher end jobs- companies that pay
Create more employment opportunities
Development of the middle class non-gov't, non-high tech job
growth
more competative salaries
more good-paying jobs
More job opportunities within Austin
Bring more jobs for middle income folks
create entry level jobs for area youth
create incentives for employers to allow flex work schedules
Create incentives to employers who pay their employees fair
salaries to help the cost of living be more attainable.

INCOURAGE SHIFTED STARTING SCHEDULES FOR WORK.

increase the jobs available for people with highschool education
Job availablity
More employers should provide their employees with the option
of working 4 10-hr days during the week. This would provide a
floating schedule that ensures the same hours would be covered
to serve the public, but for any day out of the week there would
be less people commuting.
offer employees 10 day shifts/ 4 day weeks to lessen traffic

require E verify for any and all workers to prove they are citizens
More good jobs
Make employment a caveat for tax incentives
Stop Out Sourcing jobs
Suggesting working from home one day a month
telecommuting
 more neighborhood small business development would be
good.
tax incentives for opening local business (as opposed to national
chains)
 incentives for new businesses to open and thrive,

Have incentives for small business to take the next step to grow.
Keep finding ways to support local businesses so $ stays in
Austin. Keep supporting farmers markets. Fix the noise
ordinance so that Shady Grove, et. al. can continue to feature
outdoor live music until 10pm
Quit giving businesses tax breaks to move here.
Protect local at cost of chains.
 less big box growth, keeping things LOCAL
Support local business first, understand that we don't want
overcommercialization of our city,
More focus on local businesses, HIRE FROM WITHIN, and BUY
LOCAL!
Tax incentives to SMALL LOCAL businesses NOT big
corporations.
 Create incentives for local entrepreneurs and disincentives for
large companies unless they are headquartered in Austin.
 *more incentives for cooperative economic development (e.g.
Wheatsville Co-op)

I don't know what already is in place as far as laws and
regulations (I have only been in Austin 3 months), but the
development and protection of local businesses need to be given
priority over large, corporately financed groups. For instance,
Guadalupe St., right in front of UT, has totally been taken over
by big businesses... and as a result it's hard to feel any sense of
community in this area. In short, although Austin is a big place,
let's keep that community feel, with all that that implies.
Stop putting strip malls everywhere and create small business
incubator type areas that are upscale and accessible for local
boutique retail.
 Most important: Create locally owned banking and finance
coops that are able to provide adequate funding for local
consumers and entrepreneurs and land use patterns that
accommodate 3 million residents of whom 1 million are refugees
from around the world who need to be educated and provided
jobs.
3. some sort of local-business setasides for all major
developments. In other words, if somebody is building a
gigantic development like the Domain, it has to devote a
minimum of 20% of its floor space to locally owned, non-
franchise establishments. The Domain is a particularly pathetic
example of a Zero-Austin-Content zone. The national chains can
sign longer term leases and have deep pockets and well
established credit and clientele, so the Market Incentive for
developers is to court national chains, not funky start-ups. If we
have mega-developments without mandated set-asides, there
will be no room at all for the next Amy's Ice Cream or ToyJoy to
find a place, it will be more Baskin-Robbins and ToysRUs. This
is something I am passionate about and I know it can, and does
work.

A large public market in Austin would also be another day-time
attraction opportunity--with vendors selling new or flea-market
merchandise in addition to plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Give incentive to local developers versus developers from
Houston, Mexico City, New York, etc.


bring Trader Joe's to Austin
Dynamic local businesses should be prominent.
Greater involvement of local business in the lower end
communities demonstrating the viability of white collar jobs for
these people.
we need to find a way to preserve our independent businesses
at their current locations in order to preserve their unique voices
as represented by their products, architecture and signage--
while at the same time accomodating growth
Small businesses ought to be subsidized rather than big chains
and box stores.

We're getting out of a recession--and Austin can get a jumpstart
by reinvigorating and supporting local businesses and creating
community projects--which in turn will help the economy.
genuinely reduce the burden on small businesses
Encourage more affordable Austin only shopping areas, kinda
like what we did at the airport.
The Austin small business owner should have an opportunity to
be in a nice but not terribly expensive location to have a better
shot at competing with the big not Austin stores that are coming
in.
Less strip malls and corporate chains


Encourage supporting local businesses
More of an effort to preserve local businesses
Incentives for small Business
Keep facilitating small business growth in Austin
Keep the local business' alive and not let big corporations push
them out and take over (Keep Austin Weird alive)
keep the small businesses Like on SOCO
More incentives to small businesses
promote small mom and pop business

Protect the mom and pop enterprises from going out of business
provide grants for small businesses
small business incentives
no more walmarts
more promotion of local businesses

Continue to promote and incentivise local businesses -
maintaining a unique shopping and dining experience
Support for local business
Support local business OVER conglomerates.
support local businesses
Support local businesses
support local businesses, artists, etc that give austin its
character
support (existing) local businesses
Continue to support local businesses
bonding & financial assistance for small businesses
Help for small businesses
Look toward developing ways for jobs to be created by granting
loans or tax breaks to small businesses.
promoting & using local businesses in every aspect of living in
this area. From the construction material to the labor to the food
we consume.
Promote Local Business During Economic Decline
More help for small business opposed to tax incentives for
domain, galleria etc.


Support small businesses regardless of race/gender.
Help sustain local businesses and curtail a Wal-Mart, Best Buy,
Lowe's and Home Depot on every corner.
support local economy by reducing prices of items built/grown
locally so they are affordable and the money comes back to us
 Another idea that could improve the local economy is to pay
employees 5-10% of their wages on a credit card or debit card
called the "Austin Card" or some better name, that can only be
used at shops with an Austin zip code. That will funnel dollars
that are spent in Round Rock or Pflugerville or Lockhart or
wherever into Austin. It wouldn't reduce anybody's pay, it just
might mean they have to buy gas or groceries in Austin instead
of the town they live. It could also be structured as a pay
increase. For example, you get a 2% pay increase if you accept
that 5% (including the 2% increase) will be spent in Austin. That
guarantee that 3% of every participating employee's paycheck
will come right back to the City, plus the increased 2%. Which,
I'm assuming will go to pay local taxes and promote local
businesses.

award city bids to local business
BUY LOCAL, CREATE more LOCAL JOBS!!


local establishments
More programs to help local businesses establish themselves
and flourish
Help local austin businesses grow and encourage 24 hour
businesses
keep non-local business to a minimum
Put really consequences into incentive contracts and give
incentives to creative, small businesses - the Domain incentives
are a joke
support local businesses
support small business
continue to support local businesses
Encourage businesses like the Antonelli's Cheese Shop that just
opened in Hyde Park - these make Austin unique
encourage local businesses over big-box retailers
Protect local businesses, celebrate "weird" culture
Stop allowing development to push out local businesses
Tax brakes for local small businesses
Tax breaks for local businesses
The city should do more to promote homegrown small
businesses such as trailer park eateries.
assist with education and training, starting small business...
 Incentives to new companies.
Give more incentives for existing Austin small businesses to
become worldwide industry leaders...or just give more incentives
for out-out of state businesses to move to Austin.
more events focused on local suppliers and artisans,
balance support of commercial enterprises with support for local
businesses,
quit discriminating against locally owned, national brand
businesses
See my response to no. 2. Also, it's difficult to find real estate to
open a business if you're a new business owner. Business
seems to be run by the "good ol' boys".
Give small businesses incentives/tax breaks instead of big
businesses.
Stop giving such huge tax breaks and incentives to corporations,
but do more to keep small businesses going.
support small, Austin-owned/Austin-based businesses
Encourage independent businesses, inventors and
entrepreneurs as well as artists of all types.
more incentives for locally owned small businesses, artists,
musicians, film makers
City owned property for small business to rent and stabilize
businesses, especially in East Austin.
don't give away too many taxes to entice businesses (see the
Domain-too much was given away)
Be more involved with industry - support business growth
Employ some strong visionary leaders
Hire better talent
Help foster minority businesses in the south/southwest area of
Austin
Fund your ideas--make it happen!
Continue recruiting new businesses as well as smaller
Continue to bring in large companies
businesses to keep Austin's economy strong. I would like to see

Give small computer companies and more local business the
ability to compete against giants like Dell.
bring more large businesses
make it easier for movies and music to do business

Protect Austin businesses from chain stores
Promote minority business community

Offering tax benefits and loans for small companies to expand
more support for film, cleantech industries
be more friendly to business - give tax cuts for short periods of
time to attract business / encourage business
Assist small business owners with costs of utilities. I pay more
for solid waste and street than electricity.
better incent diverse retailers downtown
More infrastructure for multi-media, film industries
Lending more money to successful entrepeneurs with well
thought out business plans
bring incentives back to lure big companies back
bring quality employers to austin
get more companies attracted to the Austin area




improve job markets
jobs
Quit giving away money to companies to come here without true
benefits to local employment, and not just strain on resources.
We need more living wage jobs for non-degree individuals &
families.
Create more jobs for the jobless.




 More neighborhood grocery co-ops so people don't have to
drive to Whole Foods or Central Market.
preserve existing independent businesses and venues.
try to use more local businesses for designing the city website,
etc.
make retail districts more powerfull by aided them in lowering
rental rates, increasing awareness to national brands, and
increase awareness in what the city already has;
make restraunts where there isn't much around
focus on the average person, not big business
Be more selective of the permits for "chain" type establishments
downtown.
Restrict big retailers from taking over Austin
Stability of retail and restaurant businesses in the these areas
would be fabulous economic boost for inner city.
get some help for floundering businesses rather than continuing
to attract more to compete with established ones.
No new buildings until older ones are at a certain % capacity or
remodeled. Limit number of national chains. I have 4 Starbucks
within 3 miles of me. I have 7 banks in the same distance and 5
pharmacies.
incentives for people buying stuff from its own company not just
for outside companies
Get Business involved in reversing communities that are
showing signs of decay.




Better paying jobs
develop new jobs and career fields
Create jobs and ensure all citizens have a fair opportunity to
compete, especially for the higher paying jobs.
Create jobs that pay a livable wage

Provide programs/funding/assistance to the lost middle class.
I'm not poor enough to get help, but not making enough to
survive in this town. This is true of a HUGE majority of our
citizens. So much is available if you are irt poor without a job,
but if you work hard and still can't pay your electric bill you are
trapped. Som recognintion that the economy is really impacting
our middle income sector. We are invisible and supporting our
economy with the property taxes we can no longer afford to pay.




cutting edge green jobs
 continue efforts to draw "clean" business to Austin
more investment in wind & solar energy
  Push Austin to the forefront of green tech; this will keep the
jobs and venture capital flowing into town.
1.Initiate a green economic development program the invites
significant public participation, similar to the approach taken by
the Oakland Project to create the “Collaborative Economic
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all of its residents to consider the long-term growth of the area
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and opportunities for a sustainable future. •	 e need a clear
view of the needs, talents and ideas of all of our workforce.
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•	 e cannot afford to leave anyone out: there are no “throwaway”
people in a sustainable economy. 2.As part of the
participatory development process, conduct a local “green
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market” analysis to: •	reate a local definition for “green” jobs;
 Identify existing companies that are green or could become so;
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green job training; •	 Identify supply and demand for services of
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green industries; •	etermine the land use demand and supply
for green industries and other green businesses; •	    Identify key
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and land use recommendations •	rioritize investments 3.
Include environmental and equity goals in incentive policies to
Green Jobs: electrical grids, solar panels & battery
Offer incentives for clean air and green companies to
headquarter here
green jobs




 improve the business climate at City Hall by reducing not
increasing regulations
become business friendly -- we are chasing busnesses and jobs
way!
Simplify the regulatory structure and decrease the overall
regulatory burden;

 disincent employers from building campuses on sites not
suitably served by the existing infrastructure
ALSO, WE NEED FEWER RESTRICTIONS ON HOME OWNERS
AND MORE RESTRICTIONS ON COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT !
(WHERE THEY CAN BUILD, HOW MUCH DENSITY, HEIGHTS,
MASSING, ETC.) THIS CITY PERSECUTES THE WEAK
(CITIZENS) BUT ROLLS OVER FOR BIG COMMERCIAL
DEVELOPMENT AND IT HAS DEVASTATED THE ENVIRONMENT,
PLUS IT IS SIMPLY INHERENTLY UNFAIR. WE NEED THE CITY
TO HAVE A CHOESIVE SET OF REGULATIONS AND POLICIES
THAT *WORK TOGETHER* RATHER THAN CONFLICT, AS THEY
ALL TOOO OFTEN DO! ONE HAND IS DONG SOMETHING
DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER. GENERAL GOALS ARE NOT
SUPPORTED BY DAY TO DAY REGULATIONS AND POLICIES
end nanny-statism such as phony 'green' audits on houses and
smoking bans.
 removal of sound ordinances in entertainment districts
regardless of proximity to newly constructed multi-residential
units,
To prevent urban sprawl and make a compact city, regulations
must generally permit the removing of old structures to make
way for new structures.
streamline the permitting process for construction and
redevelopment
More aggressive environmental regulations on new development
with less council and staff discretion and exceptions, and more
stringent fines for violations
get rid of the courts in Austin.
Stop dictating building codes to people who own residential
property in central Austin. Impervious cover restrictions are
ridiculous.
Simplify City regulations
Simplify development process
Simplify the development process. Residential should review for
both code as well as zoning related items, Commercial reviews
do it,
remove regulatory obstacles to businesses coming here

cut city hall red tape
Less costs for permits/inspecitons

Cut red tape for development - the planning/permitting process
is too onerous and infringes on private property rights
remove environmental obstacles to businesses
Revisit building restrictions. The Green Building initiative is
great, but the more restrictive the City is on where and
when...the more exclusive & expensive the city gets!
streamline the residential building permit process
reduce environmental roadblocks to industry

Simplify the Land Development Code.

Reduce barriers to "dirty jobs" e.g. manufacturing
Make it easier to do business in Austin without all the building
restrictions and zoning hoops
Streamline the building process for individuals
Streamline the getting construction projects started and
completed.
no more regulation
less city regulation
Quit taxing everyone out of business




stop luring businesses to move here
stop big businesses from taking over
Not giving businesses a free ride to move here
Don't offer so many tax breaks to large corporations
Stop giving tax incentives to lure large corporations to Austin

Stop giving incentives to big business to come to Austin. Give
incentives to local businesses to open and operate like was
promised (e.g., the Mueller Development and The Domain)
Stop handing out incentives to nonlocal businesses until after the
Comp Plan is complete
Revise the tax break contracts given to businesses - shorten
them
Do not subsidize non-profit organizations that compete with
successful for-profit organzations.
Don't give property tax breaks to corporations

Don't give downtown developers excessive tax breaks when
building condos downtown. Their lack of property taxes on units
that they have not sold are keeping prices artificially high.
no more subsidizing to relocating chain companies!!!

Stop incentivizing businesses to come here!!! What makes
Austin special and brings people here is it's uniqueness. Stores
like the Domain just emphasis that we have what Houston or
Dallas has. Do we really want to be like either of those towns?
Stop making deals with large corporations
Stop development incentives
Stop pouring gasoline on the growth fire. No more sweetheart
deals to companies that want to more here.
Stop enticing more people here, it costs us more not less.
stop giveaways to wealthy west siders and developers
STOP GIVING CITY DOLLARS TO SHOPPING CENTERS AND
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS
Cease offering massive tax breaks for businesses to locate here
cease offering tax rebates for new businesses
NO MORE TAX ABATEMENTS
stop giving huge tax incentives to giant soulless developers who
don't care about making Austin great
stop giving incentives to relocate here

don't give tax breaks to bring in business unless jobs for existing
residents - new residents means more services needed
Stop all corporate subsidies (welfare)
stop giving businesses tax incentives to move here
Stop soliciting for top jobs outside the city/state
stop tax incentives for businesses to move or expand here




No more Targets, etc.
4) Stay away from professional major sports arenas and
stadiums.
professional sporting teams
buy out highland mall and turn it into a stadium
more sports
Be careful about letting Austin turn in to Dallas -- it will ruin
everything we love about the city. Things need to stay local
whenever possible.
M) Divest in corporations that have been prosecuted for human
rights violations
more companies offering for employees to stagger work hours &
work from home
Proceed with Water Plant 4.
B) Implement city-wide WI-FI (a recent article in Planning
Magazine describes how Palahatchie Mississippi recently did
this very efficiently)
1. Close the illegal alien day labor site to save taxes and stop
encouraging illegal aliens from coming to Austin.
spend more on making East Austin prettier/less run down

+ Developers/businesses/civic interests need give more than 'lip
service' to their role in preserving this community, its asthetics
and way of life, as that is what attracts business and $s.
Recruit major theme parks for business
Stop trying to concentrate business downtown.
Better and more interesting malls.
Absolutely NO public giveaways to "attract" businesses

Bring better stores to Austin (more young, hip, trendy stores)
Bring Trader Joes to Austin! (I'm serious!)
DO NOT COMMERCIALIZE THIS CITY
don't give businesses incentives to move to austin
Eliminate corporate kickbacks/subsidies

eliminate enterprise divisions...lets be real, these divisions will
never be spun off to privitization, so why do they have their own
management structures? Simply saying "that's not achievable"
makes it so. FIX THE DISFUNCTION WITH THIS.
Fix Creeks
Give fianancial institutions tax incentives to open shop in the
"Downtown 2" area along specific N Mopac area. This would
make this area the "Banking center" of Austin. Once the
Financial institutions where in place, the rest would follow and
spur the groth plans that where discussed for this area.
helping some people purchase old unused grocery store spaces
to use as exhibit/entertainment venues.
hire some people off the streets to work in these places once
cleaned and ready.
Increase investing to bringing new employers to Austin
look at Austin as a business
Treat high performing current talent better
Streamlining niche markets
Stop incentives.
Stop handing out tax breaks to new businesses that are most
likely going to fail, help those who have a strong plan not those
who just want to start some new fad.
stop giving huge incentives to large business and incentives for
small business to locate in Austin
Rehab Auditorium shores
Place businesses like a Starbucks in E. Austin
Penialize businesses that hire illegal aliens
Fine employers who hire illegal works. Stop promoting and
protectiong illegal workers in Austin. Hire a new City Manger,
bring Toby back!

Stop building big box commercial retail businesses in open fields
canceling out outdoor entertainment options; limit the number of
big box commercial businesses per square mileage;
Fine companies that hire illegal immigrants
Have a goal of stability in policy and employment
Promote working at home through internet with businesses.
Weed out underperforming employees
Open Malls deep in the east side of Austin
Provide incentives for businesses to relocate downtown in order
to take advantage of improved transportation options.
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Do not offer lower electric rates or other incentives for
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valuable real estate and leases that the local shops spent years
developing as a shopping district and get pushed out when their
efforts are showing a real payout.
since, the poor have lost their jobs without substantial income,
the rich should lower their prices on rents, clothing, food,
automobiles, salaries, taxes, etc.
The poor and working class get poorer. The divide widens, and
the people don't care about each other anymore. This all started
with some of the same plans I hear being bantered about and
being put into practice in Austin.
Much greater control of development,
Recreational
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Accessible parks – within a 10-minute
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Preserve Austin’s lakes, preserve and
create greenbelts – urban wild/natural
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Interconnected green space system
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Develop a stronger park system –
including neighborhood parks,
interconnected greenspace, and a variety
of options such as trails, parks, and
natural areas
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Set a greenspace target - e.g., 20% of
ETJ, strive for more greenspace than any
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Creating more small parks, such as those scattered throughout
cities such as NY and Portland. Too much of the land
downtown is developed, there should be more open space.
provide/improve more public parks within the city.
We need more parks, especially in underserved areas like Oak
Hill.
More city amenities (parks/pools/etc.) in suburbs and not just
core.
great question! I haven't really thought about it. Maybe more
parks, outdoor areas where people can go sit and have coffee,
read a book, run.
*more green spaces--'pocket parks'
more parks
There should be more parks.
make more public parks, soccer fields.
 We need more open spaces
increase the number of neighborhood parks and an develoop a
plan for animal parks.
Improve and aquire (in some cases) neighborhood parks.
Add parks and clean up underserved areas of Austin.
parks
Add more open space like parks and trails.
more parks
I'd like to see more park land to be added to the Barton Creek,
Walnut Creek and Onion Creek parks.
create an endowment for parks to support the crumbling
infrastructure.
Add more parks and public spaces
additional recreational activities in all areas of city for people of
color
Downtown needs more parks - especially with all the highrise
developments
Improvements for access -- such as reliable transit for NW
austin and other areas
Make Waller Creek safe and accessible, too
More public spaces downtown
Pocket Parks
more parks
more parks
more parks
Add to natural parkland, especially east
Better parks at lakes
Continue to expand Park Lands
Need more parks
Parks parks parks!! (improve, increase, and maintain through
community initiatives)
parks that have been promised and not done
plan more green/park areas
Invest in public spaces (parks, civic gathering places,
sidewalks, etc.)
Make more parks out of City-owned property
purchase and improve land for parks
provide local parks for families with small children
Preserve more land by purchasing land for parks.
preserve natural spaces
More funding for the parks department
more funding to care for our parks and open spaces
Establish a pocket (very small) park with a preschool playscape
within two miles of every residence.
more open spaces, trails, parks
more parks /more solar panel use especially in all those state
and city parking lots/more regulations to require folks to have
rainwater collection/more books in libraries/world class
museum/keeping the cost of living down and making lots of
room for community gardens
Pocket parks with preschool playground
More public parks downtown
more Park Space e.g. Brackenridge Field station should all be
park land and not UT development
More parks in neighborhoods
more small parks in the neighbrhoods
More user friendly park apparatus for people w/disabilites
Add more pocket parks
create more parks in outlying neighborhoods
establish small parks in all developing areas
finding park space in neighborhoods that lack access.
Improve neighborhood sidewalks/parks
More neighborhood parks and pools
Parks




improved urban creek areas (improved does not equal a
riverwalk)
 We need to develop more green space (large and small) and
do a better job of maintaining what we have.

Taking better care of the magnificent oaks that line Shoal Creek
at Pease Park, i.e., water them, clean out the ball moss
 More parks
more inexpensive recreational services
Spend more $ on parks/youth activities throughout the city.
Continue to work towards more trails,
Let's continue to maintain and improve our parks. They are a
showcase for the City.

Think the Parks Dept needs to take better care of Zilker. It
was great that the festival paid for the great lawn improvement,
but the great lawn then needs to be tended better (graded better
would help, too) to keep it open as much as possible to those
that love it (me). Also, keep as many trees at Zilker as
possible, tend them better, they are a great treasure.
more park space
Increase small common areas around the city, to provide
common space, parkland, community gardens, art, within
walking distance of every person.

Create more public spaces downtown and around Domain area.
Spend more money on Zilker Park to make it a first class
destination.
 Create more parks where vacant fields or lots are. (Westcreek
and Old Fredricksberg Rd.)
We need better financial support and protection of the unique
treasures that drew us to Austin in the first place, including
better funding for parks, including especially Barton Springs
Pool, trails, Town Lake area.

trees need to be planted at Auditorium shores, near the wall that
seperates the park from the trail, that area needs shade,
, work with the public in implementing fair and manageable fees
for park use if such things must be applied

More lap-swimming pools- waits are typical during the summer.
More hike and bike trails, and more green space.
increase public spaces
 turn some preserve areas into parks,
do a better job of maintaining parks;
Make sure that there is no trash like on the lakes or stuff like
that so we won't have to be living in a dirty city and so we won't
get any like sicknesses from that.
Greener grass,keeping it clean
adequate maintenance of parks and other public areas
Maintain current parklands and add more
Improve park amenities and areas in East Austin (I live in NW
Austin) for excerise and living.
Invest enough to maintain the parks we have.
clean up lady bird lake to make it available for swimming again
Clean up trash in Town and Ladybird Lakes.
We need more trees.

KEEP PLENTY OF PARKS & GREENBELTS IN ALL AREAS
better care of our parks and TREES
Better care of our Urban parks
Continue maintaining natural resources, parks, trails, etc.
Continue w/keeping up the parks, lakes, rivers, etc.
do a better job at cleaning public spaces
Major Investments in Parks and Recreational Facilities

More true public space. Taking care of the public space we
have(Waterloo park and waller creek are way overdue)

tend to the neglected parks which are losing grass, trees, etc.

Add more trees to Auditorium Shores dog park

add more low maintenance park facilities such as bike jumps,
skateboard ramps, frisbee golf to neighborhood parks
improve and expand parks and open space
Maintain open spaces and parks
better maintain our parks
develop & maintain our parks
Expanded parks and rec services - more, better kept
neighborhood parks, pools open later into the season
Expounding on #2, "leave some grass and trees!"
Increrase city recreational sites, have them policed so as to
keep them safe for everyone
Well tended Parks in all neighborhoods.
Upgrade landscaping and beautify
Prioritize funding for the Parks and Recreation Department

Continue to improve and enhance hike and bike trails
Continuous attention to beautification of trails and other public
amenities that locals and visitors enjoy.
Manage wildlife levels within the City Preserve the scenic
beauty and culture that sets Austin above average cities.
Establish an Oak Wilt Ordinance to protect these valuable trees
Wilt Ordinance to protect these valuable trees

if the city budget can not facilitate additional employees to
maintain city parks, why not incorporate an annual volunteer
week or month, were Austinites can come together to beautify
our city? Get local businesses (home depots, lowes, nurserys,
etc.) to sponsor the event and look for donations of plants,trees,
etc. from businesses or from the public.
Petition LCRA to make Lake Travis a safer lake. They have hid
behind the fact that LT is a resevour and not a pleasure lake,
although they charge boaters up to $16 to launch boats for
pleasure. Get them to properly mark all sand bars/islands with
lighted bouys. This would greatly reduce deaths / injuries on our
waterways!
Leave Lions Municipal Golf Course as is- it is a crucial part of
the community
The city needs a fountain by the river like the one they have in
Colorado Springs. Google "Uncle Wilbur Fountain" - We need
one of these in Zilker Park!
Close the dog park on riverside and 35 and either sell that piece
of expensive realestate and put the money into other parks or
restore that eyesore to the beautiful piece of property it once
was before the city gave it to the DOGS!
Invest more funds specifically on Barton Springs Pool (repairs,
trees, maintenance), and Barton Creek. Must stop invasive
plant species from taking over the creek area.
improve Zilker and improve some of the other many parks by
adding athletic complexes available to the public.

Light up Lady Bird Lake and create non-flooding trails
Building lighted athletic fields in the neighborhoods
Let's manage the wildlife within the city... I don't know how that
can be done!
Take care of infrastructure: parks
allow food carts on Butler park/Long center area to make
money for city
Champion parks and park upkeep
Keep the great free nature activities/parks free
Keep up the parks and sell what is to much to keep up.
Maintain public areas.
Master plan for beautification and maintenance of needed city
areas
Improve Outdoor Areas
Improve some of our parks & walking trails. Lighting!
Increase Park Space

Maintain and add parks and recreation for growing population
maintain and improve green spaces
Maintain parks
Maintain parks, water
maintaining nearby open areas
More funding for parks
more urban park areas that are pleasant. the river is great, but
some of the parks are not.




3. Greenspace preservation - identify large areas for purchase
and preservation. Maintain existing parks and expand or
connect with bike/ped trails. Improve playscapes for children in
downtown area.
Work hard to preserve our existing springs, parks, lakes and
add more.
preserve open spaces

Parks, Lakes and Trails take a lot of maintenance. I believe our
children in our school system should help clean the parks, lakes
and trails. Maybe adopt a mile of trail, etc. This would ensure
our children to take a personal interest in our parks and to
possibly pass this on to their children.
create stricter green belt requirements with new develpments,
saving as much green space and trees as possible, this must b
e done to be a really true green city, ,
Avoid overdeveloping. Protect existing parks & lakes.
1. Do everything possible to maintain the green spaces and the
trails and bikeways that connect them.
 3. Don't wall off the river from the citizens of Austin by
continuous barriers of private property. Require public access
at reasonable intervals.
 Open preserve property to hiking (it's hard to find a public place
to hike around Austin),
keep protecting the green spaces
Protect the areas around the lakes and Lady bird hike and bike
and any public area which has been, so far, available to all
Austenites.
Take care of the creeks--they are some of our greatest
treasures.
Help the environment :)...keep it clean with green grass
Protect Lady Bird Lake more.
Preserve our waterways and enhance Lady Bird Lake and all
other parks & trails.
Keep Town Lake frontage natural -- no buildings with 200 feet
and no higher than 3 stories.
keep green space
Maintaining Austin's green-space.
No cutting of mature trees without severest penalties.
Protect Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park at all costs!

Stricter laws should be in place and enforced to protect Lady
Bird Lake and Barton Springs from pollution and development.
preserve our trees and capitol views
Protect water sheds and create hiking and biking paths along
them.

Make sure good old Barton Springs and Town lake and not
EVER developed like what has happened to my neighborhood.

continue the policy of "a city within a park"
more trees
Preserve the scenic beauty and culture that sets Austin above
average cities.
Preserve the scenic beauty and culture that sets Austin above
average cities
Preserve more free natural space and parks throughout
Preserve natural assets
preserve natural beauty
preservation of our parks
Provide more green corridors

Preserve wild areas while we can - Parks!
preserve the downtown greenbelts/areas
Preserve the scenic beauty and culture that sets Austin above
average cities.
Preserve the scenic beauty and culture that sets Austin above
average cities.
Protect the aquifer!!!!
Protect the areas around Ladybird Lake for public use
protect Zilker Park
protection of existing parks & addition of more
barton springs preservation
Encourage the preservation of farmland and community
agriculture as Austin grows eastward (food security, cultural
preservation)
improve funding for PARD to protect parks and preserves
Increase funding to maintain the Parks System
invest deliberately in preserving Austin's natural beauty &
resources
Keep Lady Bird lake the way it is - I keep hearing of projects
being built too close. WE can never get that back.
keep our trees
Lady Bird Lake needs to be cleared of dangerous objects which
lay just below the waterline.

We need to protect the parklands and waterways at all cost.
We must preserve our natural beauty and resources
Turn our creeks into ecologically healthy amenities (ie, don't
pour cement over them or put chain restaurants along them;
restore the nature, create trails, and provide some low impact
development for services)
tree protection in the ETJ
strengthen the heritage tree ordinance to preserve trees
save more land for its natural beauty
preserve and expand outdoor recreation areas

protect town lake, protect zilker park, better parks in east austin,

protect as much remaining green space as possible
Continue to champion green belts

Don't canyonize Lady Bird Lake. Keep it as natural as possible
Preserve the waterfront of Ladybird Lake from development.
protect ladybird lake
keep as much green space as possible
Make sure we don't crowd things around the parks, town lake,
green belts, keep that open feels. Several spots I use to enjoy
to get away - now have big buildings looking down on them

Make sure we potect Town Lake and Barton Springs. I don't
like all the hi-rise buildings where we once saw blue sky.
No upzoning over the Barton Springs watershed; make
redevelopment there difficult
organize a professional sports league
Park investment - new development will overwhelm the Lake
Continue developing and preserving greenspace
Ensure zoning to protect ALL existing greenspace in the city,
but also around the edges so we don't end up driving miles
before getting out into the country.
Focus on protecting the environment and open space
keep the green areas and add more
No building on Lady Bird Lake!! We need to leave it natural!
We aren't and don't want to be San Antonio!
no more development; no more selling out aquifer to new
businesses
Protect and Expand scenic/outdoor attractions

Protect our natural environment. stop paving over our aquifers.
Protect existing green spaces
save the trees! esp. at Zilker

Secure Parks and recreation areas and protect them from
condo construction
Stop ruining beauty like the bridge over Bull Creek on Lakewood
Dr
sustain green space, aquifer, health of the lakes




expansion of hike and bike trails
increase walking and bike trails
increase off-leash parks
 Continue efforts to link green spaces into a continuous
network, integrated where possible with an expanded
bike/pedestrian network.
 Expand recreational trail system beyond Barton Creek
greenbelt to connect existing parks & greenbelts
Extend the Shoal Creek Greenbelt Trail up both sides of Shoal
Creek from Lady Bird Lake to Anderson Lane by dedicating
pedestrian easements (where none now exist) along Shoal
Creek for all properties bordering Shoal Creek as they
redevelop.
Continue efforts linking trail systems and maintaining trails.
Make a comprehensive system of greenbelts.
1. Improve and extend parks and bike trails so you can bike to
work without injury and death.
Protect the green space from further encroachment; in fact,
expand it.
More vigorous support for good environmental policies and
stricter limits on development. Austin has already lost much of
the beauty that drew people to Austin and much of what is left
is endangered (re: Barton Creek and the Pool as the best
examples).
create connections between public spaces safe bike paths

get ideas from San Antonio (Riverwalk etc....)
Complete the hike and bike trail.
I think austin should have more like outdoor activities that
everyone can go to

Lets finish the hike and bike trail on the south side of the river.
Make sure all the bike trails are in good shape and build new
ones.
Create more bicycle paths and parks.
Improved sharing on the hiking trails (between bikes and dogs),
more and safer hiking trails, speed enforcement on the
highways and patrolling to stop egregiously dangerous driving.
Let's develop walkable paths along some of our creeks.
create trails along all drainage ways/creeks and link them to
parks, streets for bikes and pedestrians
Commit to the development of a parkway/greenway street
system that would connect existing parks and include hike and
bike trails and green ribbons for auto traffic

City should own creek beds and flood planes to add green
space and make a system of trails for bicycle and pedestrians.
Interconnectedness of Austin's trails

narrow tree covered greenbelts adjacent to both side of all
major throughways e.g. Mopac, 183, 45, I-35, Ben white, Wm.
Canyon, Slaughter, Airport, Lamarl - most of 360 is OK
Create a running/biking plan for several areas in Austin
Green space
Develop Walking trails in Canyonland preserves
make greenspace more useable
make the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail extend ALL the way
past the dog trot area, under I35 to at least the Hostelling
International Location, serving both people here and people who
come to visit from other places
Plan and build a bold an extensive trails system
We need a park system to extend the length of city
Complete Waller Creek project.
More hike and bike trails




urban parks
More dog parks . They (Portland) have fenced in dog parks.
purchase Muny and keep as golf course
  Further expansion of parks system and parks and recreation
programming.
Require that developers in the city core donate additional space
for parks and common space
More neighborhood dog parks and more parking at the big ones
(Auditorium Shores and Redbud).
 better parks downtown - they are under served and under
used.
 Continue to maintain and build new parks and activity centers
(for example – Town Lake Trail)
direct more city resources to maintence of parks and other
recreational areas.
more parks
 I'd also like to see more park improvement and running trails
in places other than just around Ladybird Lake.
More funding for the Parks and Recreation Department. This
will emphasize the importance of the outdoors and leading
active lifestyles, which will benefit all citizens of the Austin area.
It will also create a support system for youth, especially in the
traditionally lower-income areas of Austin.

and make a north-or-the-river park out of the animal shelter;
remember the critical importance of quality parks and
greenspace for everyone,
better parks,
 Inclusion of all Austin creeks in the Parks & Recreation System
with hike/bike trails & playscapes
 6. Austin should support the goal of ensuring at least one
pocket park every quarter-mile.
Are the plans to have a trail from one end of the city to the other
still happening? Also a really good idea.
improve parks/recreational facilityes in North Austin (between IH
35 and Mopac/North of 183).
Plant more trees.
more parks
More Parks infrastructure, vollyball, basketball, etc.
More Parks trails away from the water.
more parks/rugby fields/tennis courts
Create parks out of vacant spaces (ie.Old Fredricksberg and
Smith Oak, 78749)
develope more exteriror parks to the center of town
develop Waller Creek
develop greenbelts to be wildlife & nature preserves
Fill in the gap in the Lady Bird Lake Trail
FINISH the Shoal Creek/Far West Dog Park/retention pond
Finish town lake hike and bike trail
Focus more on parks and developing Northeast Austin
Improved Parks
Increase city parkland--try to turn Camp Mabry into a mixed use
park area like The Presidio in San Francisco
Invest in parks
keep (possibly expand) open spaces/parks
Keep the parks up and bring back the Trail of Lights
Keep the hike and bike from the top to the bottom of shoal
creek safe and well lit -- it could become a promenade
make parks a priority for our children

Making more parks all over to keep it green and less crowded
More and better parks
more animal friendly parks
More city parks
Mandating percentagages of land that must be made into parks
in newly developing areas. Make sure that what Austin will
become in the future matches what is great about what we have
been in the past.
More dog parks
more hike and bike trails in south/southwest austin
More hiking/biking trails that link to Town Lake
More Green space, parks trails etc. in areas that do not have
them.
More green spaces and pedestrian-friendly streets.
More preservation of remaining unspoiled land
More Protection of our parks, public lands, and environmentally
sensitive areas.
need more parks! (larger sections of land that can be used to
beautify Austin)
open up the COA public/watershed land to hiking and public
use.
park / green space expansion NEAR density
Outerbelt
public parks
Provide structural and aesthetic renovations to city creeks
(especially Waller, there is a lot of potential with Waller)
Purchase small undeveloped lots and keep them as green
space/parks
put a park with preschool playscape within 2 miles of every
house
Turn surface parking lots into public spaces
Utilize the natural waterways around the city by creating more
trails & greenbelts to get around town. Promote nature &
alternative ways to get around the city (w/o using fuel!)
Work on promoting great public spaces downtown
maintain focus on parks and recreation
more dog friendly places/off leash parks & trails
More dog parks

More dog parks. Nothing attracts new Austinites like our dog
parks. They are an under-noticed gem by City goverment.
Improve and Expand hike and bike trail system
keep hiking trails safe
Complete Lady Bird Lake trail on Southside of Eastside
Conserve even more undeveloped land and upgrade existing
parks, trails, and greenspaces
continue expanding lady bird lake (connect the riverside end to
festival beach)
CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR PARKS BIGGER AND GREATER
THAN ANY OTHER CITY IN TEXAS
continue to keep parks, open space and/or view corridors
Continue to obtain more open space and parkland, with taxes
and bonds. Go to the mat on Lion's Club golf course. The
Triangle and "Central Market" lands are a disgrace - should
have been crown jewel parks.
make another hike and bike trail in east or north austin
Continue to build more/better parks and provide more green
space.
Better fund the parks and recreation
buy land for parks and open space, manage deer and coyote
populations, create an oak wilt ordinance
Give the Parks and Recreation more money for positions to hire
more employees out in the field to make our parks/pools better
so staff can spread the love of work without overworking the
staff currently in place. We want a pretty City, then we need to
hire people to make it pretty.
plant more trees and create open spaces
establish several dog parks - away from where the people want
to also play in the park
Have visual information within the City of Austin of what Austin
has to offer to enjoy the enviornment. Hiking, biking, and
running, etc,.
Plant more trees and more benches in downtown areas to sit
between walks.
4+ locations for fields for lacrosse, soccer.
a park in NW Hills (how do we NOT have one? It is full of
families with young kids!)
better funding of parks
increase public park areas
More outdoor spaces: public squares, plazas
save and set aside money for park spaces
Add'l major recreation destinations to relieve Barton Spgs
invest more funds in parks and recreation
more dedicated parkland and better preservation of existing
parkland
more focus on trees and parks
More park and Open areas
add more hiking trails
Add more parks, especially dog parks
BETTER FUNDING FOR ALL PULBIC SERVICES (PARKS,
ETC)
Better system of bike lanes, trails, and paths.
Continue and improve parks system
Create a walking path like Boston's freedom trail through UT,
state and downtown
improve area around Waller creek
improve city centre park space
lakes - unfortunately most of it is private property, not sure that
can be changed ??

Make development pay for parks - what did Spring give the
City? An eyesore
more open/green space
More Park land
need a stronger art presence in parks
more parks




1. More restricted growth in the hill country (west side of
Austin), 3. working with landowners to preserve the rural
lands just outside of Austin (conservation easements, parks) 4.
Educating the city about the value of Austin keeping open space
in the hill country (local foods/agriculture), water preservation,
carbon sequestration for clean air, legacy of rural Texas) - San
Francisco, Colorado, and Portland, OR have done a great job of
this
Restructure land use to allocate half of land to permanently
dedicated open space in such a way that wildlife corridors are
created at roughly ten block intervals [think of a checkerboard
pattern where each square is 10 blocks by 10 blocks and the
red squares are dedicated open space that is all connected at
the corners by wildlife corridors].
Require developers to provide more open space;
More naturalized green space, less lawns.




a city wide tournament series for all sports and activities
increase recreation centers for kids
Open Lady bird to motor boat traffic. This will instantly spur the
developement of the river walk as well as eleviate the Lake
austin over population. This will also speed the developement of
the East riverside area.
limit downtown marathons, maybe move some north
Marathon held at sponsoring location - example 3M
More entertainment - Waterparks, Amusement Parks, etc
hire a new parks and recreation director!
Make it easier for non-governmental trail groups to develop
trails, make it easier to get recreational trail easements across
private property with landowner permission
I think we need a place at town lake where people can walk
without dogs, not all of us like dogs for different reasons.
Compare Austin's hike & bike trail "attraction" to something like
San Antonio's Riverwalk. Fill in our lack in some way.
Create a small River walk through downtown (Retrieve money
through real estate sold along banks)
have a river walk
Create a River Walk
create river walk area downtown like shoal creek
MAKE IMPROVEMENTS LIKE RIVER WALK IN SAN
ANTONIO
Develop a serious Tourism marketing plan that is backed by
developing Waller Creek into a "RiverWalk" of sorts
get a major theme park. that would generate jobs and more
revenue coming into the city
get some kind of theame park
Build a theme park to keep more Austinites at home
have outdoor concerts in spring and fall, NOT SUMMER
have more special events
More disc golf courses
outreach to surrounding hill country cities, make daytrips easier
to visit, satisfying that true Texas vacation that some are looking
for. Cooridinate shuttles to fredricksburg, blanco,
wimberley...many more. Maybe tax incentive to generate such
a business. One could corridnate unemployed persons and low
vehicle sales. Used cars( hybrid even better) in constant shuttle
vs in the parking lot. bam! instant designated driver.
activities
NEED AMUSEMENT PARK OR WATER PARK OR ZOO
every month have a different cultural festivals (Town lake)
Develop an ampitheater overlooking town lake for outdoor
orchestral productions, theater etc.
Public aquarium (fresh- and saltwater)
provide city lands for easier community gatherings
Develop a restaurant district above the Town lake running trails
with overhanging decks

attempt to bring a professional sports teams to Austin. The city
blew it when they let Round Rock get the Express.
One way to save some money on skateparks could be to
convert unused pools to skateboard pools by retrofitting
skateboard features into existing pools.
bring more groups of people together by hosting a cycling fest.
Draw more people here and show them how much support
Austin has for cyclists by offering a place to gather and explore.
We already do SXSW,we should broaden our horizons. That
would mean sales would be up at local businesses,and maybe
more people will call Austin home. Just a thought. Anything to
show that Austin is a great place to ride and end up living in, is
the right thing to do.




Advertise public services better -- I'd lived here 8 months before
I learned there was a public community rec center around the
corner from me.
rename Town Lake, Town Lake and expand the hike and bike
trail from Dam to Dam (I developed a plan for that too)
Consider charging admission to the public that visits Zilker
Botanical Garden. A more generous budget for ZBG would
vastly improve the fiscal sustainability of the City's only botanical
garden.
we really do need a major draw for the city like a major sports
league team (Go horn's is fantastic though) a big zoo would be
nice or a seaworld, really like the riverwalk idea for that nasty
creek downtown, but can't call it riverwalk of course, it's perfect
to do something with, we should prioritize that (i think it would
really boost the downtown economy)
volunteers to enforce dog waste removal from dog parks,
And keep the pools open longer in the summer time. We need
them open for the kids after school in may and september, and
we need them open all summer long.
More pools and public water features to make it through the
global warming summers.
Consider making more parks off leash dog friendly.
Reduce cost of county lake parks if possible.
ESTABLISH SENSIBLE POLICIES FOR DOG WASTE
DISPOSAL INSTEAD OF CLOSING DOG PARKS,
concrete ping pong tables in parks (see Berlin, Germany).
better contol of wild life in urban areas deer hogs coyotes
deer control
Plant more flowers, etc. along roadways (esp. I-35)
plant more trees, esp North of the River
put and end to trail of lights
request business which have put up barriers along the
waterfront to make it accessable to runners and bikers.
amusement parks
build a dome with a profesional football, baseball, soccer, and
hockey teams can play
City amenities in far NW Austin are lacking
develop Town/Lady Bird Lake similar to other river cities

DON'T ALLOW TOWNS AND OTHER CITIES TO MOVE LRG.
AMUSEMENT PARKS TO THEM INSTEAD OF AUSTIN
Don't let people that move next to parks drive decisions about
long standing events in parks. They should have been aware of
that public parks hold public events when they moved to
neighborhoods adjacent to parks

Encourage youth sports programs and other youth activities.
Austin puts a lot of emphasis on live music, which doesn't really
do much for families and youth, going to a bar to listen to a
bank is not a family activitiy. Sure it is great for the students,
and single folks, but families need some activites also.
Enforce No Feed ordinance and thin deer herds.
Establish a plan for managing oak wilt disease
Establish dog free area at guerrero park
Finance environmental education programs (aquifer protection,
etc)
get those ferrell hogs out of the 2222/Lakewood park, and
elsewhere of course, they are so destructive
Have delinquent kids who get in trouble clean public parks,
trash pick up and grafiti clean up
If you live in the aquifer recharge area you shouldn't be able to
Invest in the Austin Zoo
investment in large sports arena
lower to price for Barton Springs and no charge for parking on
the weekends

Make environmental conservation a part of outdoor recreation.
Zoo, aquarium, botanic gardens, japanese gardens, public
gardens and modern green playgrounds.
We need a pro sports team. UT is great and all but you have to
drive to SA, Dallas or Houston to see any professional sports. If
Austin could secure a franchise (NBA, MBA, NFL) then the city
would not only receive more tax revenue but also more national
recognition.
theme parks
take into consideration the outdoor feel and aesthetics of Austin
and not have a huge high rise towering over Barton Creek and
Lady Bird Lake
Stop trying to make parks pay for themselves. Cut back on
fees, ACL, Trail of Lights.
Stop shutting down the city for a walk or run
Save Lions Municipal golf course
Reopen closed pools.
New basketball stadium
A good zoo for kids
Alter the way that UT has home games, so that Austin doesn't
get paralyzed each time.
More kid-friendly venues (A big ZOO, more museums, some
indoor options)
Alternate ViewsSurvey Responses-Disaggregated
Stop building in greenbelts.
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated




pay educators more so people want to become teachers and
teach our young, , educating our young to think for
themselves through education, not tv, more activities for the
young to get involved in, music, art and PE in schools,
Greater support for safe, quality teaching for all individuals at
AISD,
Our teachers can't afford to live in Austin, which is a terrible
sign.
more teachers in classes
Spend more money on teachers and less on administration
and their toys.
AISD--take advantage of the array of passionate teachers
available to Austin (some just need to get certification)
AISD must improve to attract intelligent employees and their
families
better teachers w/better pay

Education- hire well educated teachers and pay them well
Giving more help (money, etc.) to our teachers.
increase teacher pay & fund education to pin point at risk
children for extra supervision
Increase teacher pay to attract the best, most engaged
teachers.
Invest in training Teachers adn staff. Teachers conferences
between Districts to learn from other flourishing districts
within the State/Country.
Pay teachers better
give bond incentives to middle class teachers
More funding for teachers, less for football in AISD
Pay AISD superindentends less, pay teachers more money-
after all, their job is extremly difficult.
Pay schoolteachers more & demand more of them (GREAT
new superintendent, btw)
Hire more qualified teachers for the low ranking schools.
Better School District Compensation
improved funding of K - 12
Pay experienced teachers much more to help make a
difference in poor achieving schools.
allow school vouchers so competition can eliminate
incompetent teachers
Increase motivation of teachers (through incentives) to
equalize experience levels at ALL schools
Pay teachers more.
Listen to parents and teachers regarding school issues
Lobby the state legislature to support funding for Education.
give more money to schools with troubled kids so teachers
will want to stay and teach in troubled districts
funding for informal classes
Secure more funding for primary education facilities and
teachers -- maybe a new gas tax?




I worry about the level of education for all children.
 Improved public school education for all locations in Austin
not just the wealthier neighborhoods.
Robust financial support of proven out of school and
afterschool programs for children from poor households.
Most proven programs can have sustainability issues.
dedication of resources for schools in lower-income areas
5. Austin must work together as a community to ensure that
an enriched and challenging education is available to all
Austin students regardless of zip code.
Better collages around Austin, Tx

creating a superior school system, jobs and housing for all
focus on functional education
"New Deal" for schools; radically shrink class sizes
align educational opportunities at all levels with priorities of
the city
allocating more money in the budget to low income PUBLIC
schools by reducing $$ given to special projects such as The
Domain

Commit human and financial resources to public education
Community wide emphasis and commitment to education.
Set high standards and provide supportive infrastrucutre so
that more kids graduate and succeed.
Continue to create & improve on providing educational
opportunities for community

Create mentoring program for city policemen and area low-
performing schools to stress education and job opportunity.

education "in the class room"---less in administrative costs
Education (especially high schools)
expand reading and tutoring programs to include ETJ areas
such as areas in Manor, Pflugerville
Have students take a drop out class for about an hour or two
about the pros and cons of dropping out and alternate
choices and resources to seek if in trouble.
make AISD the best school district in Texas
summer youth program that include the city and the
university of texas
Teach dual languages to elementary students
more schools
Return to neighborhood schools
accountability of school system
affordable education
develop a relationship with UT where the educators come to
poor neighborhoods to let kids know there is a way out
Make education more affordable and financial aid more
available.
Does not provide enough opportunities for children from low
income families to be involved in extracurricular activities, ie.
sports, dancing, arts, etc. This would allow the children to
see a whole different world and possibly help them from
going down the wrong road. Many families are headed by
single moms and they cannot afford to put these children in
programs. If there were programs like this readily available,
we would probably see less children become involved in the
judicial system.
focus resources on improving schools in urban core
improve in-town public schools, particularly in minority
districts
accessible education opportunities
Invest in education (pre-school through college) of the
Hispanic population - it's in our best interest
Equitable school system
improve the schools esp lower-socio economic
inspire east Austin kids to take school seriously
Increase focus on providing children with quality educational
and cultural opportunities
distribution of resources among schools
More educational opportunities for gifted children
medical school
 get a medical school for UT;
more support for ACC as opposed to UT which has alumni to
support it,
Encourage youngsters to get the best educaiton possible.
Teach civic awareness
real University structure Medical Center (not name only,
doctor patroned),
I like the research hospital idea.
Bring a medical school here. This will attract more and better
physicians and will increase medical services.
more education

Make plans to build a medical school in Austin. We have a
doctor/medical professional shortage, and many of our
students are moving elsewhere for medschool and never
coming back.          Architecture: Bring in internationally
respected architects and have them compete to design
important city buildings and cultural/educational institutions.
This will also be a tourism draw, and raise the bar for
architectural standards in Austin.
More resources for students to go to college.
Think outside of the box for ways to support every Austin
citizen in receiving high quality life long education. That is
alternative energy!
bring medical research to UT
build a good UT medical school
Deploy AISD public trade schools (high school level)
Establish a better connection to the Univ. of Texas
Getting a Medical School in the area
increase medical/nursing training thru ACC
Invest in the community college to prepare the future
workforce
More and better efforts to increase the numbers of minority
students at the University of Texas
offer UT to do more things off campus
Teaching hospital in town
Spend less money on culture, more on education
Reduce allocation of money to ACC from prop taxes
Reviewing priorities in local schools and universities
Use what resources we have here, tap minds at UT.
stronger partnership w UT

Support educational resources--esp. UT and public schools.
Medical school
Medical School
Educational/vocation skilled workforce- ACC
Enlarge UT Campus area

Trade and/or vocational schools for non-college bound kids
Strengthening the Education & Community College System...
(Cough) ACC
Spread more UT campuses/classes to outskirts of Austin, TX
to dwindle downtown traffic and leave only a few main older
structured buildings
entice medical school to open here
 The city has poor planning with the downtown campus near
such a busy Interstate Highway and it looks ackward. Get
local community colleges and more technical schools to
teach in poor populated areas.
education, training programs, job skill classes
More opportunities for youth who are from low income
families be able to get better education and $ for college.
Need better education opportunities for vocational training at
ACC
Cooperation between school, ACC, UT and public in deciding
how to allocate resources
Encourage more technical schools for people who don't go to
college
Empower youth by modifying public school curriculum to
incorporate "real life" education (e.g., residency programs
with local businesses, money management programs,
community development projects)
Facilitate the founding of a 1st-class medical school
Aiming for more renown in medicine would complement a
great deal of the technology and intellect that are already
available in the area.
Establish premiere institutions in education, health care,
science
Provide more training and educationaly opportunities for the
poor.
secure a medical school
Some parts of Austin have a good education system...but it
could be better. Austin should set the example for other
cities to follow...start by hiring better teachers and paying
them much more than the current average salary...pay them
for the amount of hours they actually do work. For other
parts of the city where academics are low, give the kids an
option to learn an employable trade and then don't make
them take classes they don't need
continue to improve schools.
more focus on quality education so that all children entering
the school system graduate from high school.
increase funding to schools thru city taxes
 Support for public schools: money, programs, community
resources plugged in to enrich schools.
education,

  Our schools NEED to improve - without an educated
population Austin doesn't have much of a future. And the
future is a growing Hispanic majority - YOU MUST address
this if you want the city of Austin to succeed. Make the
schools outstanding, emphasize education, provide the best
teachers and technology. Smaller classrooms. Start w/ one
underperforming campus and see what works and
implement it - DON'T deny these schools resources. All your
city planning will be wasted if you don't get ALL of Austin
students to succeed academically ( again West Austin is
doing fine and will always do fine, its East Austin that is in
dire need of improvement and will determine the fate of the
city as the population trends show).

  Better pay for AISD teachers--let's retain good teachers &
make AISD the best public school system in the nation
Schools should take a cue from the UT backed elementary
school in East Austin for ideas that work.
more support for low income kids taking field trips to all
parts of Austin
 Invest in our schools.
Better Education tools for (High School, Collage)
Consolidating some schools
Go back to a smaller schools model. Particularly for
elementary and middle schools. Middle schools are scary
enough for kids--when the schools are huge, the kids are
terrified.
have COA and AISD talk to help determine the number of
schools needed to accomodate our growth, purchase more
parkland (specifically for off road bike use so there is not
pressure to open the BCP wildlands)
Reduce AISD central administration and spend the money on
direct services to kids.
redrawing boundary lines to fully utilize space in schools
remember the inner city - the families are back, the schools
need to be improved to be able to compete with the suburb
schools.
Invest more into the school system, so we can be a top rated
school district.

Need to improve attendance and dropout in school districts.
Better education for our youth.
Create another magnet middle school to provide more
educational opportunities
Encourage life skills and job skills training while in high
school.
Transportation
AISD.
AISD could offer course credit for assistance with city
sponsored environmental and cultural activities.
free teachers from excessive administrative papershuffling
pump some serious dough into the school system or create
incentives for improvement.
additional investment in K-12 education and aggressive
pursuit of innovative approaches to education (KIPP, magnet
schools, charter schools, etc),
better school systems
School System needs huge improvements with the quality of
the education
Schools
schools-decrease drop out rate
Build more schools. Enough cafeteria space for all.
Establish a pocket (very small) park with a preschool
playscape within two miles of every residence
Establish a pocket (very small) park with a preschool
playscape within two miles of every residence
Establish a pocket (very small) park with a preschool
playscape within two miles of every residence.
EXCELLENT Schools
Focus on education - no need for Austin school districts to be
falling behind, no excuses
Get focused on education and supporting our children
Get rid of TAKS for schools - start teaching!
Get more high schools in the city.
get some sort of balance in schools east/west
Improve education
Improve our educational crisis with AISD
Improve the education system
Improve the education system to begin teachin ALL students
not only those in Advanced placement courses
Increase spending on public education
AISD - needs to be split (north / south)
SCHOOLS-BETTER COMMUNICATION W/PERSONNEL

find a way to eduacate the poor so they can help themselves
More Publicity on Summer programs for Kids
Invest in mentor / training programs for youth at risk for
dropping out
More charter schools
Pour resources into teaching. Broaden services to the worst
and best students, both currently underserved. Lessen focus
on standardized testing, increase arts, creativity, problem-
solving.
Re-examine middle schools
Re-energize schools-New ideas, high standards, visual
results evident, improve facilities so kids feel good/proud to
be there.
reform the way public schools are financed
Same educational opportunities and resources need to be
offered to East Austin kids as it is to West Austin
A more aggressive diialog with the State and UT, Austin is
sovereign municipality and should be treated as such; 'Can I
get some RESPECT HERE!?'
Tutoring programs for children in low performing schools-
connect them to college students to keep them in school
SHCOOLS EDUCATION, Start a math and scince program
unmatched by anyother state,
revamping the schools/curriculum
Review course options at AISD that focus more on
secondary education development, include courses earlier in
elementary and middle school on family planning and
household finances, include required service hours for
graduation
School should be about EDUCATION not sports. Pay the
teachers not the coaches!
School system
Smaller schools without overcrowding
Spend more money on education for the kids
(Continue to?) support AISD in its efforts to improve
education
Add to schools to do away with trailer rooms, this is a
growing area -right size schools
aggressive focus on helping kids not fall behind in school and
catch up with they do
Better schools
Attention to education of young children/upgrading of our
educational systems
continue to improve schools
Disband AISD
Improve AISD--too many schools failing and in turn more
time, money and attention is focused on students that should
be out of the system.--students=money for AISD
improve middle schools and high schools
Improve public education
Improve public schools
Improve schools on the east side of town
Increase funding to improve schools
invest in public education
more help for struggling AISD students
More preparation for High School students for life and
college
No child left behind. Easy to say - a lot harder to make it
happen.
overhaul AISD with innovative new programs..what is there
to lose?!
Raise teacher pay, or provide a meaningful bonus system to
reward and retain good teachers
Recruit minority teachers for AISD schools.
school funds oversight
Complete sex education in schools
Continue to strenghten cultural education
Create mentoring program for city and area low-performing
schools, stressing education and job opportunity in city
government.
Encourage literacy for children in new ways.
Encourage parental involvement in childrens' education
extend the school year and fund the poor schools
Fire employees of failing schools, fine parents of children
who are truant or must repeat grades.
Have an alternative school like Del Valle for kids who don't
want to be in HS...so they either don't drop out OR so they
can stay out of the HS where kids are wanting and trying to
learn.
Improve the Schools in AISD
improving public schools in inner city
incentivize creativity (not just standardized testing) in public
school system
Increase spending on education/special education
keep the kids in school longer and provide more time for
exercise
magically improve the schools
Work with AISD to locate new neighborhoods - use existing
schools
work with AISD Del Valle ISD in retaining students
Work on education system k-12
Utilizing charter schools that can train students to work in
high tech and green industries
Teen pregnancy- provide, promote and educate tweens and
teens on protective sex!
Teach courses in relationships (marriage) & child rearing in
High School
Public schools need to be improved
Provide more specialized programs in AISD's neighborhood
Middle and High Schools instead of encouraging parents to
send their bright kids to the far side of town to magnet
schools
better public education system with work study programs that
allow students to graduate from high school with school to
work or carreer programs
SCHOOLS- HAVE A LIASON AVAILABLE FOR PARENTS
DURING MTG WITH THE PANEL OF PERSONNEL IN
REF. TO THE STUDENT.
do not allow students to transfer to other schools outside of
their mapped school

Education seems to be the lowest priority for Austin. We
need more schools and we need a better school system.
Teaching kids to take a test is not working. All of these kids
are entering the workforce and can't do much. Their reading,
writing, and problem solving skills are terrible and it is b/c
they have been tought how to take a test and not taught how
to actually learn and solve problems on their own. If the goal
of the school system has been to produce these types of
individuals then you have succeded. Also, if a kid doesn't
want to be educated then just give him/her a trade. Not
everyone is meant to go to college.
Schools in AISD
Model schools after programs that have proved successful in
other cities
Reduce school drop-out rate
more structured after school activities for kids to keep them
physically active and involved with others. more emphasis on
completing high school including incentives or disincentives
to keep kids in school. school vouchers to incentivize school
administrators and teachers from getting lazy and
complacent and from using their positions as bully pulpits for
personal agendas.
Start Austin Apprentice program in AISD. Give kids an
opportunity, (through volunteering), to see what kind of
profession they would like to go into starting in elementary.
Make it fun! Help them find interests and let the public give
back at the same time. Ask the kids ways the city could
improve. Do they have skate parks?
I think too much emphasis is put on the TASS tests in
schools and not enough emphasis on the quality of the entire
education

We need to have more government funded classes for high
school students to learn to prepare grant applications for
college tuition. We need to make college more accessible
for high school students. I believe the school district can
apply for funds for continued education for our college bound
students. Why can't the government pay for our children's
college education? There would be far less handouts for
those who cannot qualify for a decent paying job.
We need some basic Civics lessons in our schools. Engage
kids at all ages in what makes our city work and what their
responsabilities are as citizens. The Mayor & each City
Council member should have direct interaction with all
schools in their city through the children, directly with
children.
Longer school days
completely revamp the school sytems
More money for education! When schools dont' get closed,
the superintendent should get a SMALL bonus, but larget
bonuses given to the teachers who truly made the change a
reality.
help Austin achieve higher academic scores,
bring schools under the Mayor
Edcation expenses
Increased planning/conservation outreach in schools
Education - need to educate people of all levels of income,
education, etc. about keeping Austin beautiful (parks,
neighborhood safety, etc.)
Every year my son has been in school I've paid more school
fees than the previous year. AND he now has a fundraiser
for every subject TWICE a year (fall/spring)! PTA seems to
raise more money than the state! I guess the way to fix this
is get better contracts and allocate money smartly. Plus he
has never had a grammar class and he is not graded on
penmanship. In these areas alone, we are failing our kids!
focus on providing consistent levels of education to all
citizens
Funding Education opportunities for the youths of this
community.
greater community involvement in schools, esp. low-
performing schools
Improve performance of public schools
Improve quality of public school system

AISD is an embarrassment - the educational system here is
deplorable!
Focus on quality education/not test taking
Improve failing and just OK schools
Improving public education
In schools, counsulers needs to give more attention to
students.
increased community involvement to support public
education in the margins
invest in young people by improving educational
opportunities...better schools, better staff practices by
training on best practices
much better school systems for blue collar families
Reform the K-12 school system. There should be more
charter and magnet schools.
school system / promote good charter schools
School teams need primary access.
AISD lay off administrators rather than teachers
AISD needs to reevaluate their programs
Better schools needed to keep suburbia migration at bay.

copy best schools in the state and duplicate there success
Encourage private school/charter school education
Exercise for youth has been deleted from school curriculum,
and now they teach kinesiology. That is a slow killing for our
children. We need to bring exercise back!!!
Expand social services in schools.
FOCUS ON IMPROVING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Focus on improving schools not building more austintacious
buildings.

Improve our schools not by tests but by teaching the children.
Smaller classes, more teachers and less high paid big shots.
improve schools, hire competent leaders
improved schools
Increase AISD services to students - mentoring, tutoring,
afterschool care
innovative ideas for the schools
Introduce a Voucher Program for each student and eliminate
the school district. Make the schools compete for the
students. Axe teacher's unions and school districts; They're
bad for children.
Invest more on afternoon programs for kids of all ages
Keeping kids in school
More community/parental involvement in schools; I would
pay more in taxes if the community's children were receiving
a better education
more support for public schools
Operate school year round and reinstitute P.E.
Our schools need to be the best in the nation
Rally community support for making AISD exemplary.
Redraw the attendance boundries for AISD
Subdivide AISD for better management.
Public EDUCATION - make us respectable again by making
it a priority. Think about it. These are the people that will one
day run the world. Both are Already a mess. THIS is
important! Find a better way to fund it - don't UNDER Fund it!
Support AISD and lower the dropout rate.

Clean up AISD
Demand better accountability from AISD.
Invest in AISD
Get rid of about half of the AISD executives
Change bussing rules for AISD to pick up kids who live
closer, but live off roadways that are to dangerous to walk
 We grow many talented, educated people in our universities
and it is hoped that they have job opportunities so we can
keep those brains making Austin even better.

More opportunity for college graduates. Should be given the
chance to start on a job without ten years of experience.
  Career mentoring, training and support for citizens with
disabilities and low income citizens.
We also need stronger education institutions at all levels to
support tech sector diversification, with focus on areas that
can be kept here and not transferred.

stronger relationship with AISD to ensure a strong future
Austin generation

Partner with Intercity High Schools for half day Internships

The education from grade school to college in our schools
need to help in promoting changes that will affect our area as
well as other communities. The indoctrination of "lifestyles"
begin with education & now the internet/TV/media. Its time
to think outside the box. Austin is a good place for this.
do not wait for the Federal Gov, make Texas and Austin the
best place for an eduction and we will never have budget
issues. If you build the highest educated workforce, then the
businesses will come to you, the best and the brightest
families will come, and the value of our communities will
increase. UP UP UP is the only direction when you educated
the future!
City wide internship program - each city department pays 2-4
high school youth for a summer internship. Youth must be
from a "failing" public high school.
community and school system cooperative work
CXreate mor on-job training or apprenticeships
Develop strong, popular programs that would encourage the
youth from all areas of the city to be productive contributing
members of the Austin community

Employment opportunities for our High School students that
want to work, learn good work ethics, learn
dedication/committment to a life of holding permanent
employment to succeed in this community. Establish
partnerships with companies, private/public agencies to offer
this type employment opportunity...there just doesn't seem to
be much of this opportunities for the youths that will "for sure"
remain citizens of Austin and Travis County.
encourage kids to train for a job
Need workforce retraining and post HS training
senior college courses
well-resourced neighborhood schools;
More after school programs, bring more mentors to Eastside
Memorial and More activities. =]
More programs for the children more learning programs
Partner with AISD to improve educational and cultural
opportunities for students, particularly economically deprived
students.

Putting focus on education inside and outside the classroom.
We need more boys & girls clubs on the East side of town.
These kids need a safe place to go after school, a safe place
not too far from home to do their homework, a support
system to stay in school.
Year round programs for the kids-Parks and AISD, Texas
Parks and Wildlife, state and local resources could be
combined in organized efforts to benefit our kids
Provide comprehensive sex education in the schools and
expand youth education and work programs
Let people earn what they are given, such as doing some
kind of work for welfare, WIC, housing, that they receive.
And if recipients don't speak English, require them to be
enrolled in classes.
Everything starts from the family and the home. Educate and
reach out to parents about how important education is to
their family and society.
MORE THINGS FOR THE KIDS HERE IN AUSTIN
Effective tools geared toward children to stop the decline of a
generation




I think that library branches could be developed
We need more library funding.
Hurry up with the new Central Library so they can grow their
colletions!
We need better libraries with longer hours.

  books should move quickly between libraries when patrons
request them North Village Library is an example of a
library that got larger, but reduced the number of books.
Instead, increase the number of books.
((7)Buy a performance piano for the main library.
create more satellite libraries
N) Expand library hours
Build a GREAT Central Library like Seattle did
More funding for Libraries
Needs a GRAND central library & community resource
center
BUDGET ENOUGH TO KEEP OUR PARKS AND
LIBRARIES THE BEST.
additional library needed north of Hwy 183 near MoPac
fast track the new library
Increased salary and staffing for libraries
More money for the libraries - they are doing amazing work
but could do even more if properly funded
Open all Libraries 7 days a week! Use volunteers - seniors
and young people
build additions to some of the current branches to act as
regional libraries
city partnership more with schools
focus on libraries, rec centers, and parks - these are
resources that make Austin live-able

In addition to the libraries (which book up way in advance),
add free/inexpensive meeting places for groups.
Make libraries cool. It is time to take modern marketing to
public services (transit, libraries, etc)
library services
expand funding and hours for all branch libraries
Libraries need to be bigger in order to serve as community
and learning centers, with rooms for computer labs children's
activity spaces.
Library hours back to full time! And keep them there!

Library, health clinic and Recreation center in far NW Austin.
Current NW Rec center is actually now in central Austin.
continue to support the Austin Public Library...it is a resource
for all ages of the community
Take care of infrastructure: libraries
better libraries
BETTER FUNDING FOR ALL PULBIC SERVICES
(LIBRARIES
make the resources such as libraries that we have work and
stop spending dollars on new facilities
more hours for library branches, esp. Sundays
smaller neighborhood schools.

   Remove the federal government (as well as corporate and
commercial influences) from our public school systems.
 stop throwing away our Einsteins & Edisons
serve better school food
places for children to hang out after school and do work and
just have fun.
Get volunteers involved with schools.
redirect funds from drop out prevention to early education -
by the time drop out prevention efforts are implemented the
costs are exponentially greater and likelihood of success is
exponentially smaller
Put discipline back into the schools - use the paddle
Put prayer back into the schools
educating the public doesn't work if you rely on educated
people going to events: someone has to go out to the
uneducated, door to door, to explain the recycling cans
EDUCATION OR PROGRAMS ON KEEPING LAKES
CLEAN AS WELL AS LITERING PROGRAMS
Get ACC into NCAA Division I Sports Program
Incentives for starting charter and/or good private schools
Invest in our youths
quit closing school buildings when it's not the building
Offer English lessons everywhere
Better programs for re-entering ex-offenders
MORE PROGRAMS FOR TEENAGERS
Compel english as language in all public education
Traffic and personal safety around schools;
Boys school
Do whatever Leander school distict is doing
Get rid of Robin Hood school fund distribution and lower our
property taxes
Alternate ViewsSurvey Responses-Disaggregated
Engaged
Sub-Themes                            RespondentID CollectorID
Volunteerism – neighbors helping
neighbors, identify with neighbors
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Volunteerism
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Volunteerism                              974140181     11916790

Volunteerism                              949396581     11916790
(III B)
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Citizen cooperation – education and
civic projects, culture of civic
engagement, adopt a “city mascot”
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Citizen cooperation                   954369774   11916790

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Citizen cooperation                   979219198   11916790

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Many people participate and are
engaged citizens – Austin residents
embody Austin ideals
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engaged citizens –


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Many people participate and are
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engaged citizens
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Many people participate and are
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engaged citizens
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Many people participate and are
engaged citizens                  965130416   11916790

Many people participate and are
engaged citizens                  974101048   11916790

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engaged citizens                  997567334   11916790

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Residents support local charities –
Austin becomes one of the top
philanthropic cities in the U.S.
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Residents support local charities
(III B)                               965272837   11916790
Residents support local charities
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Government leaders work together
– get things done, reach agreements
on priorities

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Government leaders work together
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Government leaders work together   965892329   11916790

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Government leaders work together      965094335   11916790
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Government leaders work together      997117185   11916790
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Higher voter turnout – grassroots
efforts, voting districts, same day
voter registration

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Higher voter turnout

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Higher voter turnout                  988718925   11916790
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Change the way Council Districts
are set up - single-member districts
or combination of at-large/single-
member to ensure accountability
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Change the way Council Districts
are set up -
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Change the way Council Districts
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are set up -
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Change the way Council Districts
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Change the way council districts
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Change the way council districts
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Higher ethical standards for elected
officials
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Higher ethical standards for
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Higher ethical standards for
elected officials              964950878   11916790
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Higher ethical standards for
elected officials              965046590   11916790
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elected officials              965186328   11916790




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elected officials              996991666   11916790
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated


volunteerism for public works jobs
Help communities and neighborhoods strengthen will tools to
help them intercommunicate and event-plan, volunteer and
trade/share services.
Encourage community volunteer efforts
Fully fund low cost spay/neuter programs
community building projects that benefit the community as a
whole as well as bring people together

continued support of community events
encourage volunteerism, and expose the average joe-so
hipsters have to keept their feet on the ground
Generate more community events that address continuous
education for all citizens.
Increase citizen volunteer hours and donations to non-
profits.
Shame UT into doing more community outreach
Educate folks about ways to get involved/volunteerism.
plant more trees & gardens- involve schools, community
centers, commercial spaces in an open-park & growing
effort. engage elders with youngers through more civil
behavior in parks & through community cooperative
gardens/parks.
Encourage neighborhood groups to join w/ Keep Austin
Beautiful
We need volunteers to help our youth succeed and 'like"
learning for their future.
continue to work to help our animal population
Create opportunities for families to do volunteer work
together - these are hard to come by, esp. w/kids
Fundraisers
Work with nonprofits to improve divisions in the city




Change the neighborhood power structure over planning.
Develop some methods of conflict resolution so that we can
move forward and address the challenges facing Austin and
ensure that this remains a great place to live.
more city support and training for Neighborhood Assns
  City of Austin government develops and inspires a positive
sense of citizenship (keep Austin fun, City staff smile,
excellent customer services to every customer, every time).
include UT in city plans, e.g., civil engineering students,
poets, etc.
In the comprehensive plan reach out to suburban cities that
will have an impact on Austin.

 I also think the City of Austin needs to create an
educational program that will inform newly arrived Austinites
of the injustices against the people of East Austin whose
roots go back to the 1929 law. I think this will allow these
new Austinites to have context around the situation of the
descendants still living in East Austin. I think the decision
makers of Austin need to open the dialogue with Westlake
Hills and stress the importance of integrating our
communities and our tax base to improve our schools.
get the community together more
Community-based development
more friendly people
Think more about the average person
Embrass the latino and african american culture/get them
more involved
"Keep Austin Friendly" Campaign
Downplay our contentiousness and accentuate teamwork to
get things done

A voice of the community - almost need to make a presence
door to door to evangalize important Austin offerings.
Build coalitions between groups (bikers and drivers;
developers and enviornmentalist)




 Form a coalition of environmental folks and business folks
to come up with a plan to work together.
   Quit cowering to the small vocal minority that are the
council groupies.
Find some way to level the playing field for residents to
protest inappropriate zoning and development
more ways to provide input to leaders,
  please have public meetings for this effort outside of
normal business hours so that workers can attend.
Have more citizen imput.
Create a more inclusive environment. Transparency
especially with the budget to ensure sustainability.
Increase outreach to citizens to solicit their input in
community planning.
provide clear opportunities to all residents to put in
suggestions, maybe on billboards, or when reviewing tax
statements, or commercials directing to a website such as
this one. Thank you
Widen the pool of appointees to include more man-on-the
street representation.
Help us help each other first off, communication is the most
important. same as number one and number two.

Generate opportunities for neighborhoods to interact more
informally with each other (outside formal meetings, etc.) to
stimulate creative solutions each neighborhood faces.
Keep having council open for the people make it known to all
what Austin is doing. You know that Austin will have more
Hispanics in the future, Educate the people.
Follow the will of the people of Austin rather than the political
notions of the people who do not live here, except as
enacted in law.
Reference above answer and consider the needs of the
current population, not some hypothetical population lured
here by some of our business interests.

I'm no city planner but I think having good communication
with neighborhood associations is so important. The people
of Austin is what makes it a great place to live, not big
corporations. People should come first and I think by
listening to the people of Austin, you cant go wrong!!
We work together when we are alike, but less so when we
are different. Just like a marriage, when 2 diverse groups
work together the result is usually better than just either
one.
Involve all neighborhoods equally in planning -- having a
planning froup that can only guess at the needs in certain
areas is a problem. Really LISTENING to what citizens have
to say is a great great start, Bravo for that
 It would be interesting to have young adults also contribute
to the voice and vision of Austin.
Focus on the needs of the majority of citizens and not on
the desires of a few vocal groups.

Continue to ask for input from citizens at town hall meetings
(recently conducted by Marc Ott and City Council, to address
$30 million budget shortfall for new fiscal year City budget).
Change the culture of city government to one of
collaboration instead of forced rule. With UT, Austin has one
of the most well educated citizens in the nation.
Collaborating more, with more people, especially within
government will reap enormous benefits. The current
method of imposing rules works, at great loss of many who
have more they could contribute. WE have to make it
happen.

get more high school students interested in local government
continue to involve the community in planning.

City-wide planning processes are a good start, if they also
include information on the kinds of goals that make sense
for Austin citizens of all classes, economic status, creeds,
etc. The political and social arguments of the last several
decades appear to lead to dead ends based on ideological
purity that rejects common sense and a common American
heritage. I think that it is essential to repudiate ideological
purity in favor of an invitation to all Austin citizens of good will
to participate in re-envisioning what it is about Austin that
makes them happy to be here, and how they would like to
see that evolve for the future of Austin.
2. Faster creation of neighborhood plans in the outlying
areas.

Integrate Austin's creative businesses into the planning,
civic, systems-based urban processes/issues. The creative
industries are great at small-scale, independent, irreverent
ventures but they should be optimised to help develop some
of the more complex issues Austin is facing as it grows
quickly into a "proper city". Is the Comprehensive Plan
designed to turn people off on purpose?? We need better
ways for people to understand and engage in housing,
transportation, health issues.
Encourage community service as a regular part of life --
advertise on TV.
Continue to place importance on public input, employ
creative/unconventional strategies for garnering public input
that are more engaging to a broad demographic of Austin
residents, including youth
Stop listening to the shrill minority.
3) Better structure for public involvement to ensure long term
broader democracy in Austin
engage more stakeholders to get involved with community,
meet and resolve differences in cordial ways
D) Brainstorm ways to increase public participation in
planning and political process (meetings-in-a-box are a good
example). Perhaps we could also include voter registration
cards and surveys in utility bills, have elections on a
weekend, and expand a focus on civics in our K-12 schools.
Public surveys such and neighborhood meetings.
Listen to the community - not the developers or some hired
consultant that will tell you how they did it in another city.
This is Austin, not some other city.
Equal voice for residents with growth issues that will effect
their area.
Citizens, not just "vested interests" should be more involved
and included
Every citizen should be able to voice opinions openly and
have opportunities to serve on boards and commissions
Give control back to citizens instead of Mike Martinez
Increase base of citizen input using secure internet
Continue to bring a diverse body of residents to the table to
discuss race relations as it relates to living, working and
education in Austin
Celebrate diversity, but stop mandatory affirmative action
Continue to encourage diversity and ethnicity awareness
Decrease influence of special interests and neighborhood
groups who do not represent average "working" voting
citizens

Diversity awareness & training. In-depth training with follow-
up sessions, not 1/2 day or day long workshops which are
surface level
involve both young and old in decision making
Tap into the s/k/a pool of our own residents. Recognize the
ones who are here.
Neighborhood and community efforts more welcomed and
rewarded. Maybe pick a community of the month every
month for it's efforts in many optional areas.
More Enticing Ways for the Community to get Involved

more diverse public engagement

4. Let every Neighborhood Association contribute a plan
for how it wants its neighborhood to look in 30 years.
Allow citizen elections on critical issues such as a new water
plant
Are there plans to make sure the "spirit" of the city
(commitment to community input, support for local
businesses, commitment to the environment) remains as it
grows and people who are not "aculturated" move in?
Be responsive to community requests, but caution to
respond to the few loud ones that are not representing the
overall population
continue communicating with the public for ideas & to make
us think of workable solutions we will take a personal interest
in seeing thru
engage more people in decision making
Involve more business people to be involved, not just idle
neighbors looking for an opportunity to complain
just listen to the people
When considering activist group rights, don't lose your core
values in the midst of things. Don't discriminate against the
conservative citizens by allowing more rights to others than
to us.

engage broader community
Closer collaboration with NG groups and businesses to
support each other
create opportunities for citizen involvement
educate communities in civic engagement
Improve communication to public about city coucil mtg
Make involvement in government easier. (Public hearings at
4 don't work if youhave a job. Public hearings that go until
11pm and then get cancelled don't work if you have kids.
Participation in City government needs to become more
virtual. You shouldn't have to be physically present to speak
your mind to council on agenda items. How bout using twitter
for agenda items?
Meaningful engagement of residents in problem solving
more openess in government
One stop shop of need, what is being done, and how citizens
can help and get involved
Ask for community participation

Always include relevant stakeholders in any task forces or
issues that will have a city wide or direct impact to them

be sure private sector influences on COA
policies/actions/plans are balanced with other stakeholders
better communication among diverse interest groups
City officials to meet with neighborhood areas
continue efforts to collect citizen's input
Create a non-voting expansion to City Council from
neighborhoods
create opportunities for true public engagment in
development processes
Increase public participation
increase engagement with population w/r/t city planning
Involve all in Infrastructure solutions - you are part of the
problem or part of the solution
LET NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE MORE SAY IN WHAT
DIRECTION DEVELOPMENT TAKES
more public imput to decisions
Ask citizens to help. Identify specific tasks, explain what
needs to be done, and ask individuals to help. People will
respond when they know specific things that need to be
done but only when they are asked to do them.
Continue the process of engaging the public and asking their
guidance
Create a collaborative and authentic learning environment
between local government and citizens by seeking out
advice & direction from leaders in various fields and
industries (business entrepeneurs, arts, public health,
education, religious organizations, etc.)
Get our city leaders to listen to the common people and spot
listening to some of the crazy folks. I haeard on the radio
that the city is hiring a dog whisper for $75,000! I can tell you
somebody is getting something out of that deal! and my
taxes (which are huge) are going to pay for that! no way
limit the amount of power particular groups assert in decision-
making processes
Listen to the community that does not have economic
resources - ask them what they need to get ahead
make it easier for residence to partipate and be involved
Neighborhood Associations have too much authority in
Austin.
Really listen to what folks have to say
Reduce focus on meeting neighborhood groups' self-
interested needs (eg "ownership" of public street parking
spaces) and increase focus on overall community needs and
improvements
Look at community agenda and not government agenda
Look at addressing core causes of the problems
Value citizens above money and attitude
Get a City Council concerned with the average person
Surveys are a great way to solicity info from the public - keep
them coming




more help for non-profits
culture of giving.
Develop a serious public education campaign about
charitable giving

Keep doing things like I Live Here I Give Here
CITY EMPLOYEES NEED TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE
PEOPLE OF THE CITY; RIGHT NOW IT SEEMS LIKE THEY
ARE PERSECUTING TAXPAYERS.
City offices need to communicate better with each other to
avoid some of the problems we now have.
More effective collaborartive problem solving efforts
(especially between city and county).
Support the Chief of Police, the Superintendent of Schools,
the Austin Community College, music and the arts. Keep
Austin clean and attractive and open to new ideas and
initiatives. Keep doing what works, and listen to the people
when we tell you that something is broken.

Include more than a token African-American on committees
to address the needs of African-Americans in this city.
There seem to be many disconnects within the city
government. It's difficult to find information and get
enforcement of ordinances.
Two very minor improvement suggestions: (1) Develop a
modern website for the city; (2) implement some type of
communications mechanism so that residents receive
responses to emails when they are sent to elected city
officials.
  Reduce the heavy burden of MANAGEment from all
departments, not only the executive branch, and give equal
tenure to ALL employees, not the current system of double
tenure for the exec branch of our org.

focus on the big issues and don't be carried away catering to
special interest groups regardless of the constituency,
reduce the administrative bureaucracy and minimize the
paperwork, make upper management more effecient.
Austin is begninning to feel like a Nanny state. Don't model
after Portland, how about Albuquerque?



Listen to the majority, not the minority that still thinks austin
is an art/hippie colony. Look at austin at the turn of the
century and look at city vision at this time. These settlers
were for progress and growth within our great city.
engaging multicultural communities in issues other than
diversity
 stronger collaborations between local government,
corporate sector, and state/university institutions
Get the plan going that was proposed for the 2000 election.
It's embarrasing that we don't have any better plan for
moving folks around.

+ Improve working relationships with legislators/Legislature.
Allow Ministry at City Hall that can organize gatherings (e.g.
National Day of Prayer)
An independant group should be formed to advise councel
on Austin landmarks and greater consideration given them
during development.
Better collaboration between the city and non-profits on more
initiatives
Better public-private ventures to acheive desired growth and
development

Boards and Commissions should include a cross section of
citizens and not be controlled by special interst groups

City goverment needs to be more proactive with the citizens
City Mgr type neighborhood mtg. more by more city dept
heads
closer relationship with city leaders
Improve the relationship between the state and citizens by
encouraging participation.
More collaboration and partnerships between the City and
nonprofits
truly open government, not just open to those suggestions
that are easy
Build networking options for more access to the state of the
city and the state of the state.
city should give back to its people and let it be known what
they're doing
City politicians and bureaucrats pay attention to ahd work
with committed stakeholders and not complianers.
collaborate better with AISD, Travis County, & similar
surrounding entities
Work more closely with the citizens for problem solving
provide more visible and postive area leadership
Appoint high level City officials that know Austin and value
who we are (as opposed to outsiders that don't understand
Austin's identity)
Rainy day fund in the city budget
rate city management and politicians on planning
implementation

We need a stronger "pro-Business" City Council and Staff
More contact between local businesses and city
departments
We can only be as successful and direct improvements of
the city if the citizens understand and have faith in us as their
representatives. We are an awesome organization with
growing pains but also with great potential to prepared
Austin for the future.
New City Manager
Need a city leaders to have a STRONG presence in the
community. LEAD by example.
Representatives in city government need to be more
accountable
Healing relationship to Travis County.

Have the city government stop bullying and listen
listen to your commissions
Partner with Travis County to ensure that future COA growth
needs in unincorporated areas are/can be addressed by the
County, now
the city and the county need to work together or join as one
government
Obtain a consensus with others surrounding areas regarding
growth goals
better communication.
Set a goal to be a genuine collaborater
get out in the communities, see what needs are not being
met
city council gives its reason on decisions that are in
opposition to the peoplr's desires
govt operates with openness and tolerance
streamline interactions w/city offices. create one stop shops
as much as possible




better local election voter turnout for more diverse
representation
Improve voter turnout so that individuals can get elected to
office without the public safety endorcement.
use IRO voting procedures and have all elections and bond
issues on the same day as federal elections

Educate citizens to think and vote for the whole community,
not self interests.
more people from East Austin need to vote
support conservative council member elections
 (6) Single Member Districts - It's Time!
Go to single member districts for city council.
 Single member council districts are rejected because we
know they will be gerrymandered; give us single member
districts with fixed boundaries that politicians cannot
influence.
 Elect council members by districts.
Get a new City Manager and Counsil.
Have a strong mayor model for city government.
Single Member Districts would be a good start!
Single member districts,

Establish single member districts for the Austin City Council
Single member districts on City Council;

Get rid of city mansger position and go for a strong Mayor
Move austin to direct democracy where people vote directly
on all city business.
Fire the entire city council and every employee of Cap Metro.
Stop micromanaging idiots by outlawing free thought and
writing laws that inconvenience 1 million people so that 2 or
3 idiots can roam free and thoughtless through our formally
fine city.

Organize the city bureaucracy in such a way that it is
transparent and accountable, responsive to the public and
rational and fair in its management of city policies and plans.
Single member districts,
single member districts,
Single member districts - if you are not rich or not a
minority, you are not represented in City Council, so having
a representative that is devoted to a set neighborhood
would be much more fair.
single member district voting to diversify representation.
an expanded City Council;
We need a city council with district representation, not every
council person running at large. The mayor should be the
only at large elected official for the city.
Add council members. Create a working regional planning
council that addresses regional planning issues.
I think it would be useful to look at single member voting
districts for City Council.
go to a Single Member District City Council, so areas can get
specific issues addressed (gentrification, environmental
justice, etc.)
Adopt single-member districts to improve City Council
accountability
Go to a single district city council system to provide greater
representation of the entire community.
Implement single member districts for city council. Two
representatives per district.
Implement single member city council districts.
Add a seat on City Council for all those areas the city is
trying to annex.
Begin Comprehensive City Political Reform
Single member city council districts
single member Council districts rather than City-wide
Single member district voting
single member districts
Single member districts
Single Member Districts for City Council
Single-member city council districts
Change from AT Large representation to Single Member
Districts
Change the leadership structure
Combination of single-member district and citywide
representation on council.
Representation of the majority of the poeple - you know -
DEMOCRACY
Elect a more balanced city council
encourage successful business leaders to run for office
replace key leader in counsel and city management
Replace the City Council
Restructure city council
Restructure voting districts for City & County
Institute Term Limits
Vote for the City Council by precinct

Single member districts for City Council members.
Change to Member Districts for the City Council

Change city council to a mixed at-large and district system.
Have a district elected council
reform council elections to single-member districts
fix the gerrymandering of congressional districts that have
carved up Austin and Travis County
I think Austin needs another form of city government. I like
what I heard many months ago about representatives for
different areas of city. Current system seems too hard for an
average citizen to be heard over the professional that get
paid to work the system.
Single member districts for City Council, with only the Mayor
elected at-large
Single -member districts.

single member districts
City Council needs to have single member districts
Institute term limits (or at least a voluntary guideline).
put an end to single member districts
Single member districts, at large system not working
districts for council members
go to single district representation
It's time for City Council Districts
Dump current City Council members.
Maybe convert to a district type of city government where I
have a person for my area.

Stop allowing special interests (real estate) in city council
Increase the number of Hispanic representation (one is not
enough)
require single member districts

Revamp the city government - to have city leaders report to
a specific area or district. Know the people and their issues.

Single member districts. Make Council accountable to each
part of the city, not just 40 precincts that elect them.




Improve public safety officials continuing ed.

Be honest to the citizenry and voters. EARN the trust you
expect. Admit to past mistakes, commit to learning from
them, and then PROVE that you (city management) have.
Quit letting developers and their attorneys have unfair
access to upper management, to the point of Staff's
professional recommendations being undermined by politics.
It is shameful - and everybody knows it happens.
We need strong visionary leadership that can bring can unite
the community around a balanced set of goals relting to the
economy, the environment and affordability.
stop wasting taxes on consultants and overpaid
administrators
Council gets a backbone and acts as the elected leadership
they are supposed to be.
Get good diverse city counsel that can think!
Actually listen to, and consider the feedback gathered from
these endeavors
Ethical control of local government by third party oversite
Initiate Ethics Reforms in City Departments
Outsource to independant party-ethical review issues
change City ordinance to take away much of the power
Council has
more goverment transparecncy
Stronger Disclosure and Ethics Rules for Politicians

Transparency of local government and politicos.
A spotlight needs to be shone on the "cozy" relationship
some City Council members have with developers. They are
on a first name basis and socialize regularly with these fat
cats who are looking to make a buck. This smacks of shady
back door deals. It is no wonder the land is being clear cut to
allow for ugly developments that do nothing to improve our
city. We need to model ourselves after Portland, Oregon, not
Houston!

Hold elected officials accountable for their actions and votes.




Hope
Support for our animal shelter nonprofits and their efforts to
reduce the population of unwanted animals.
be more focused on the needs of the areas outside of
downtown.
privatize CapMetro
more services for elderly
more attention to current and native Austinites than bringing
in others just because they have money

 Take the political motivation away from the City Council to
tinker with Austin Energy by inserting a Utility Board like San
Antonio has.
(2) cut grass along Burleson Road & McKinney Falls
Parkway more than once a year (or inform owners);

 (3) 51st Street to Airport Blvd; St. John's Ave & Northcrest
going to I-35; Guadalupe Ave & St. John's Ave; Airport Blvd
& I-35 have tree limbs that either interfere with seeing
signal lights from a distance that need to be cut down;
The neighborhood "NIMBY" and "We want everything to stay
the same as it was in 1975" attitude needs to change- begin
to recognize Austin as a whole, that is going to change, not
as a collection of parts.
SLOW DOWN and solve the problems we already have
before creating new ones, find a reasonable balance
between the needs of citizens and the greed of developers; a
moratorium is needed in many places before we more ahead
Having left Austin (for work) in '71, and returning in '08, I
have seen the growth. Austin lost something in too much
growth, needs to be limited so that we can come somewhere
near where we were in the '60s.
Don't forget traditional values
Dump the California attitude, it's not in great shape
elect experienced city planners
encourage traditions
Keep our Citizens happy
Legalize Aliens through documentation
Build trust in Community especialy the poor
communication
Cultural and ethnic sharing needs to be improved
Elect a new governor
Elect more Conservatives
Elect statesmen and leaders not panderers
Eliminate Racial Rivalries in the City Government Resource
Allocation, Promotions, and Treatment
Empower citizens to be involved with positive change
resulting in "us" having a tangible, vested interest in our
communities.
growing support for our LOCAL community
Make Austin a more INCLUSIVE community. Embrace
cultural differences.
Maybe sentence more people to community service, to cut
costs, and build their pride in the city
somehow get outer areas to participate
Reaching international interest groups
adopt aggressively progressive policies in all areas of civic
engagement/policy
Minimize number of council staff positions
More support of grassroots community organizations, non-
profits
some kind of campaign/p.s.a.'s to get people
This city will bankrupt it's self if the fanatics are not replaced
with someone with real business backgrounds.
Vote in a new city council

Electing Conservative, business experienced people, give up
on political correctness and diversity-go for experience first.
STAND UP FOR THE CITY - at least soem council
members need to speak for the City, itself
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economy – artists, public art; both
financially and in the community
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Preserve Austin’s character – still
unique, still weird, still music capital and
the city expands and grows, Austin does
not look like everywhere else
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated




 We need to put an emphasis on putting up even more
public art, more landscaping, things to beautify the city so
that we are also a tourist desitination which can help our
economy as well.
 We also need to support a more diverse set of cultural
activities.

 Use water for development incentive. Give an arts/bar
district direct access to lady bird lake that will allow people
to really use the water way. (i.e. canoe back and forth from
shore to shore at night. club to club. Lights. music. culture.
nightlife. It doesn't have to center on sixth street.)
more cultural diversity in the arts & theatre,
More artistic opportunity and outreach
loosen sound ordinance;

use some of the money thrown at the Austin Downtown
Alliance to create a fund to pay muscians who play in
downtown venues, which would actually contribute to the
"live music capitol" label;
continuing to grow and improve the local music scene
rather than allowing folks who move into the downtown
areas to command noise ordinances,

Continue to support live music and tell the complaining
people to move to the suburbs if they don't like the noise.

(4)create several spaces on the sidewalk downtown where
a large circle is painte on the sidewalk and any( first come
first serve) musician allowed to perform in the area at any
time with a bucket to receive tips also place one of these
entertainment circles outside of the main public library.
More opportunities for the Fine Arts (a modern art
museum, perhaps, in a modern building, not controlled by
UT)
 Build the rest of the Long Center. A PAC will benefit the
city in may ways.
more concerts
More public art. I'd like to see a public wind sculpture park
Preserve and protect the live music venues and artist
culture.
activate downtown spaces 24/7 with artistic activities
create more opportunites for local artists.
Allow the music to be heard locals chose to be in a music
town live with it.
An event like AquaFest that includes all types of music on
same stages.
Better museums, community centers with free classes and
activities.
Bigger and better art museum

Build a Music District geared toward the everyday people
Build a world class Fine Arts Museum
Build Natural History Museum
cater more to the live music business
Continue to support the artists and musicians in this
community.
create infrastructure to develop creative industries
Create more incentives and tax breaks to entertainment
industry
Dont forget what made the city of Austin...the Music it
attracted.....we can no long call Austin the Live Music
captial of the World
Do not shut down live music. Tell people music will happen
or move.
Host jazz in the park concerts in the summer time
Keep local music venues open.
KEEP ON TRACK ON ENTISING MUSIC GROUPS TO
COME TO AUSTIN
keep pushing for arts/music...this keeps environment that
businesses thrive (creative)
more festivals out doors events
New music venues

provide more music venues for African Americans to enjoy
Public campaign to get out, see the Art.
stop punishing the music community which is a plus to this
town on many levels, by shutting down clubs for noise that
is less than the traffic around them, by ticketing musicians
loading into clubs, etc
Revive live music scene in downtown area (noise
ordinance)
S Austin cultural venues should be fostered as "feeders" to
traditional

SUPPORT THE MUSIC SCENE!!!! Musicians can't get
played to work in Austin. A few bands that are already
popular dominate the scene. Venues can't afford to pay,
and talentless bands that will play for free get what's free.
Move ACL to the fairgrounds (due to the impacts that this
has on the park, and the city having to pay to re-establish
the park back to prior ACL conditions)
music venues on north side with family hours
Create a realistic sound ordinance for live music
Support more R&B and Rap concerts in Austin
Symphony and opera house building.
Stronger Downtown Entertainment District
Bring more of the arts into all parts of the city.
Create and encourage citizen activities in the arts, parks,
public places, etc.
build even a bigger film lot at 51 st street
bring more African American entertainers
Bring the music back for cheap. All about free music/ and
reasonable venues.

Create a few types of entertainment districts that have
regulations relative to their proximity to residential and types
of commercial uses so that it facilitates permitting such
things as outdoor music, street closures, festivals, etc.
Have more live music and concerts.
Host more events like oktoberfest, taste of Austin, build an
aquarium that will attract people to visit, etc.
I would like to see more street artwork. It adds to the
community
Make sure we don't loose the accessable entertainment
venues.
Offer celebratory events in other areas of Austin, for
instance Cinco de Mayo can be held in another place
besides east Austin
more public art
more museums
more music
more live music venues
More diverse public culture, music, art, etc
More free outdoor concerts at Auditorium Shores/Waterloo
Park/Zilker -identify additional sites in North and South
Austin for large outdoor concerts
embrace the music, art and movie scene even more than
the city is currently doing,

draw more people here with arts and crafts backgrounds.
I think we should bring the Aqua Festival (including the
Skipper Pins...lol) and have Soul Nights again.
need a Live Music Task Force with a stated mission to
protect Austin's live music culture
Fund great artists for First Night and make that the success
it was in 2007. Since it has been less than attractive, where
it could be a great community builder, fundraiser, integrated
safe party annually.
Laws/policies to protect music venues
more art festivals
build an art musuem for the city
build the arts, theatre scene on par with music
create an art walk (like guitars but more!)
Extend bar operating hours on certain nights/weekends
(SXSW, ACL weekend, holidays) and grant noise ordinance
waivers on said dates.
Ethnic and artistic variety
Higher percentage of building funds allotted towards public
art
Maintaining the music and arts scenes
MORE CONCSIOUS URBAN MUSIC ON THE RADIO
Strengthen the quality of our museums by researching
cultural programs in other large cities
Take the cuffs off the music industry and work to really
make Austing the "Live Music Capital of the World."
back up Live Music Capital of the World by supporting its
music scene and musicions year round, not just during
SXSW and ACL
concerts for free
make an art marketplace
More fine arts
more concerts
More entertainment & festivals that are affordable for
everyone, and just not for the rich.
More large scale activities need to be supported on the
East side of IH-35. Adopt some of the principles of SXSW,
Pecan Street Festival, etc.
More live music venues
More public art
More promotion of music
promote the growth and health of Austin's creative
community
Protect and encourage music-centricness

Support live music - the Shady Grove debacle was just sad
If you move downtown, you must live with live music
Tell people that move next to a music venue to buy some
ear plugs and get over it.




I believe sponsoring events for other cultures with an Austin
twist such as using music to introduce a culture to all
citizens of Austin.
more museums; professional sports; better more diverse
restaurants; more cultural events
Use venues outside of the downtown area for events
We need a stronger core downtown outside of the music
and nightlife. We need more cultural places, ie AMOA in a
proper space, for visitors and Austinites to enjoy. The
downtown density is great we just need more diversity in
what all we have to offer other than a condo and a bar.
More public art, statues, fountains, etc to add to the
excitement.

 The live music scene is too narrowly focused on alternative
music. When there are large concerts and festivals here,
they rarely, if ever, feature R&B, hip-hop, salsa, or reggae.
Sponsor/encourage events in central locations that bring in
a wide range of ethnicities/demographic groups. (Like
Crawfish Fest last year.)

Encourage, promote public art, both serious and whimsical
bring more pro-family entertainment to Austin (Six-flags,
waterparks, etc)
Different cultural activities for all races, genders, ethnicities
etc
More diversity of incoming Austin events/conventions

promotion of better entertainment more times that ACL Fest
resources for events
Promote family events and not so much on alcohol/adult
party events
Support & promotion of Cultural Artist - Cult. Dist.
bring in more musical guest, writers, poets, etc that will
attract an diverse crowd
Help AMOA build their long awaited museum
If the city of Austin had museums, a world class zoo,
professional sporting events, or a major amusement park
we could bring in revenue from other cities to help reduce
taxes
I would like to see Austin become a prime tourist
destination
Attract more events to dwntown (convention center) that
cater to families and younger children.
A Science Museum New development (esp. in
downtown/central) should be aesthetic
we need better museums.. not texas themed kiddie stuff,
but real museums for art and history on the level of houston
and dallas.
Bring in more money with additional activities such as,
Professional Dance Contests competition once a year with
participants from all over the world.
Supporting diverse arts and cultural opportunities
Bring back live music venues
Community Events
Promote more family-focused, youth-friendly events (rather
than party-blow-outs)
add more civic spaces - aquarium, improve zoo, etc.
Advertise community events better
REally promote vistitation to Austin, support music and tech
as tourist destinations
Development of the attributes (Performing Arts, all)
We need a GOOD science museum




Updated survey of historic buildings. Enhanced staff
support for historic district designation and preservation.
I think Austin needs historic zoning, and to actively protect
the cultures and characters of its neighborhoods. We need
much stronger environmental protection and protection of
historic properties.
Re-establish "the live mucic capital of the world"
atmasphere, and i wouls seriously think about creating a
zoo.
Again, connecting the new city with the old.
 Our most valuable areas of the city are those with a high
number of historic structures. From that perspective
(added to the sustainability factor), we should always
consider the reuse of existing structures before building
new.
focus on revitalization in existing buildings;
Add a "historic preservation" type designation for music
venues, maybe called "Austin Heritage Overlay" or
something. That could be used for icons of Austin that
would protect them. Lots of places are shutting down,
going out of business, being run out of downtown, and not
enough new ones are taking their place, and not enough
are there for the population growth
Continue to support ALL types of people and ideas,
especially minorities and "fringe" groups.....making Austin a
true 21st-century global community.
focus on cultural strengthening within minority groups to
address their own issues instead of blaming past events
Recognize the economic value in the trees and the historic
buildings and neighborhoods.
changing the popular beleive of east and south austin
preserve our heritage
Keep preserving old historic Austin!
greater funding and emphasis on historic preservation
designate more landmarks/areas to preserve
Increase the incentives for restoring and preserving our
historic structures and our natural environment
Keep the Seagram Power Plant- its a beautiful building- gut
the inside, repurpose it, build around it--just don't demolish
it
Government protect physical and cultural heritage
We need to strongly encourage using, rehabilitating, and
adaptive re-use of historic buildings and homes.
Preserved history demonstrates pride in our city, is less
expensive than tearing down and building new, is more
ecologically sound, and draws people and their money to
the area
(5) Adopt historic preservation as a major objective of
Austin's government, to be supported by all city
departments, including its recognition as a part of the green
energy initiative. Require a much higher level of expertise
and educational requirement in the historic preservation
department itself and add employees to adequately handle
the workload
Austin landmarks are being destroyed dailey, this will
eliminate our history of what has made Austin Great.
better care of our downtown areas
Bring more top name African American Musical
Entertainment
continue important city traditions

enforce policy to preserve culture & iconic "austin" locations
Keep the "Austin" feeling in new projects
Keep small town feel - don't let it get to big
Keep those things that make Austin what it is.
Make certain Historical Preservation Societies can protect
old buildings worthy of preservation.
multicultural celebrations and neighborhood activities
throughout the city
preserve Austin's uniqueness
Promote state capitol being here and history of city.
Protection of cultural landmarks.
Protection of historic districts, buildings, and trees
save more historical sites/structures

support local music
Support our music and musicians

Fostering our creative culture
Protect the character of established neighborhoods.
Protect the character of established neighborhoods.
Protect the character of established neighborhoods. Let
every Neighborhood Association contribute a plan for how it
wants its neighborhood to look in 30 years.
put up a permanent music venue site (not just use Zilker)
Preserve the culture of the city
Preserve Austin's Charm

preserve historical aspects/events in the austin community

keeping the old Austin charm.
Been an Austinite since 1967 ----too bad the old Austin of
yesteryear is gone ----tried to become too sophisticated,
metropolitan and organic ---leave that to Houston and
Dallas!
Bring historic markers to the trail system to point out historic
events in our city.
make a market square like san antonio filled with mexican
or tejas tradition this will attract all races with live music
playing and mariachis and jarabe tapatio dancing and
mexican restaurants plus majic shows.
move large festivals (ACL, TOL) OUT of Zilker Park to a
location where congestion will not hinder other business
operations.
Do a better job protecting Austin culture - this includes
making it harder for developers to destroy natural habitat,
enforcing deed restrictions so that neighborhood residents
don't have to spend endless hours and money doing it
themselves (it gets tiring!), protecting the live music scene,
which is invariably loud
Honor history & traditions that are accessible to all.
Open a Hispanic Museum of Past Wars
work to preserve historic fabric




4. Cultivate a much better art city. Music is great. Art is
sorely lacking

 Support the live music clubs more to encourage tourism.
Develop a more tolerant noise ordnance for out door music
venues
More funding for poetry/literature organizations in Austin.
The creative sector is a huge cultural draw for tourism, and
the section is unusually weak.
public art events and happenings for citizens
Invite or hire artists to do community public works.
support the arts
Strengthened support for the arts and the accompanying
facilities
support and foster music and arts better--they survive in
spite of support from the city it seems.
KEEP SUPPORTING MUSIC & ARTS
Subsidize live music venues to insure they keep showing
music
Find creative ways to make low cost work and performance
space available for creative people just starting out in their
careers.
Make empty city-owned space, including vacated retail
space, available for music and art events.
more funding for the arts and individual artists
Attainable grants and funds to bring more diverse events on
a continuous basis
ENCOURAGE FILM MAKERS THAT AUSTIN IS HERE TO
PROVIDE A GREAT AREA TO SHOOT FILMS
Encourage more movie production
encourage the movie industry
Improve Film industry attractiveness
need more funding for cultural events and hold them
downtown
support for cultural & art services & programs

subsidize artists in more ways - rent control, health care

Support the film industry - we have lots of qualified people
who could help bring lots of money to the City's economy.
allow music downtown and at current venues
continue public art projects
continued support for music and the arts
Find some way to value and support our local artists
More support for the arts
Promote the arts/theater as much as the live music
show more support for local music and businesses
Buuild a world-class zoo and aquarium with both fresh and
salt water tanks.
City should invest in and support more operas, theater, and
film production
Continue to foster live music and events- it is our trade
mark!
Encourage and support the arts to a greater degree
Encourage area businesses to support various non-profit,
community newspapers.
Foster a thriving club scene to incubate live music acts

keep all arts in mind, not just music and film, when making
policy decisions (i.e., don't take any of the arts for granted)
Keep our live music venues viable
Recognition that live music provides a significant amount of
money to the local economy - facilitate it - not do everything
you can to wipe it out
Put more emphasis on the music - it is an important income
source for the community. Could we think of creating a
high school devoted primarily for students interested in
music, etc.
promote public art and exposure
Promotion of the Arts - Opera, Ballet, Classical music
Promote our cultural diversity and MUSIC, MOVIE,
ENTERTAINMENT
promote design and the arts by holding design competitions
for government buildings
raise decibal limits and expand hrs. for live music for
downtown and other entertainment zones
a festival where non-profits are food vendors and sell more
affordable eats to make it family friendly.

bring film industrie to austin.

More flower vendors and more flower boxes on the streets
near outdoor eating spots and bus stops -- use Chicago as
a model for bike rental, flowers, downtown living amenities.
Remove conflicts in arts funding by providing arts vouchers
to citizens
strong support of music and film industry

increased funding for art/music/culture
raise tax break for movie industry to filem here
Help the radio stations stay in business
Improve Austin movie business
Public art support- larger arts venues




pretty neighborhoods
pretty neighborhoods all over austin

Preserving neighborhoods...tell the City Staff to butt out of
the planning process, they are trying to cram their ideas
down the throats of the neighborhoods instead of listening.
empowering neighborhood efforts to create local historic
districts
Preserve older, affordable neighborhoods.
conserve traditional neighborhoods charactor
Preserving the central neighborhoods should be a goal.
Limit the Mcmansions so that our neighborhoods don't
become magnets for gross discrepencies
More respect for / protection of existing central city
neighborhoods that WORK.

Make older communities more attractive to live in-create
incentives for remodeling/curve appeal improvements/etc.




Encourage cultural connections between outlying areas and
the city center
Simple land use policies that encourage development which
supports parks, trails, a vibrant downtown, live music and
cultural attractions.
Create a grand tourist route from the capitol along
Congress to the south.
I am a native Austinite, Born at Brackenridge Hospital in
1965 and have had the privledge of growing up and
spending my who life in Austin and the area. I move to
Bastop about 10 years ago because I could tell that Austin
was loosing that good ole town feel. I think that part of
Austin is gone and we need to focus on what is driving
people out of the city.
Find a way to connect everything that makes Austin cool,
wierd, and a great place to live.




Send all new residents an orientation brochure telling them
what we value so that our culture remains intact even
though so many are migrating here.
KEEP AUSTIN WIERD. We need to highlight and support
new and creative businesses, festivals, galleries, people.
Whereas Houston and Dallas are the big cities with the big
budgets, Austin should focus on the organic and creative.
The Alamodrafthouse, Amy's Icecream, Wholefoolds. They
all started here for a reason. We should try and identify that
reason and support the hell out of it. This will keep our
economy strong in the long-term by giving us a niche.
 steer clear of "Texas elitist" mentality. People say, "Austin
is the ONLY place in Texas I'd ever live." Like the rest of
Texas is bad? That's almost like bullying the rest of the
state.
STOP blocking our view of THE CAPITOL! As a child, I
remember drive into town and checking out the skyline to
find the tower on campus as well as our state capitol
building! -

increase the amount and publicity for public art (maybe a
large scale project like a free access sculpture garden);
work to keep the uniqueness of Austin
Identify the buildings and programs that make Austin a
unique place and support them.
keep austin weird, wonderful, musical, creative and
authentic don't make Austin look like every other city in the
U.S.
Make it easier for neighborhoods to receive historic
designation to preserve what's special about Austin. I lived
here in the '80s, before returning to reside in 2007, and it
makes me sad how much we've already lost. West
Campus, for instance, is a wasteland. I understand more
student housing was needed, but it's a mess over there with
the canyons of ugly condos/apartments and lack of green
space.
Keep Austin Weird.
Keeping true to the wonderful things that make Austin
unique!
The bumper sticker is right: keep Austin weird. Allow
"differences" that don't upset folks too much.
It is important to maintain the laid back Austin lifestyle.
Preservation of our community should be a top priority.

Beautification and promotion of the downtown historic areas
Bring back some of the weird/quaint qualities it used to
have
get past need to "Keep Austin Weird"
Go back to those ideals that made Austin great to begin
with.
improve systems to support historical building and homes
Invest in our older institutions - Austin City Limits, Cactus
Cafe, etc. before everything cool is gone
keep it wierd: accept diversity
Keep Austin Weird
Push to retain austins local culture and flavor
Don't become Portland or Seattle-We are Austin
Keep Austin Weird
Keep Austin Weird. By that I mean, promote Austin's
cultural differences. We do not want to be a cancerous
growth of poor city planning like Houston, or a cosmopolitan
snobby city like Dallas. Keep Austin friendly and open to
new ideas and entrepreneurism (like Whole Foods starting
in Austin).
restore the public in public radio or create a new community
radio station that supports the local scene.
Keep the smaller city feel to Austin, don't try to make this
like every other city in the U.S.
foster the music, dining & entertainment scene
Keep Austin Weird
Keep Austin unique by accentuating what Austin has to
offer and not try to create a new Austin
Have vendors set-up on 6th street during major events and
show off their goods at major events to benefit them and
show off our creativity as people/city.

Keep Austin Weird- I love all of the activites that happen
around town. However, its a pain getting there and parking
once we get there. Just make parking already. Use the long
center and shuttle people in for ACL- create more parking
for Zilker. More shuttles for LARGE events like SXSW.
Keep promoting Austin's unique culture and its local
storeowners.




preserve downtown and capital views
Protect the very thing that people want to move here for
instead of turning it into more of where they came here
from.




noise ordinance to minimize conflicts between residential
use & other uses
3. Cultivate a sophisticated food city with GOOD
restaurants.
Austin needs a BOARDWALK on Town Lake, like Venice
Beach but obviously Austin style; a dog-friendly central
location on the waterfront where artists can sell their
crafts, with a variety of food trucks, live music/theater, and
sporting activities like canoe & foot-peddle boat rentals, a
Muscle Beach type exercise area, and a tiki hut bar with
margaritas, thank you very much.
 more high quality restaurants, enough with the tex mex on
every corner...
this is not an elderly friendly town at all-more middle age to
senior focused events needed. Austin is such a 20
something town, we do grow up eventually
 Raise revenue and use it for parks, art installations, and
drawing people downtown.
create an open environment for the talent of the future
help the community

Reinventing neighborhoods that are safe for people to
cross on foot as well as changing the architecture in Austin
Catch up with the other cities in TX regarding cultural & arts
venues and activities, and media (radio & TV). As the
capital city, Austin should be leading,, not lagging far behind
in these areas. Being the "live music capital" is great, but
that designation doesn't serve all citizens
city wide gospel concert week at town lake.
Creation of more tourist attractions
Cultures should be celebrated year round not just certain
days
develop tourist destination industry
diversity
Do more to attract quality media groups to the area
Ease restrictions on movie and music industries
Ease up on trying to gain so much on venues. make SXSW
accesible
embrace/maintain diversity
Get a real newspaper that isn't 75% filled with stories about
celebrity and fashion and fancy homes.
Get another newspaper in Austin to compete with
Statesman
Less focus on party scene

Listen to the turism croud the locals will only slow progress
Work toward all events being self sustaining
There is one event the city sponsors UrbanFest for African
Americans. Can there be atleast one other concert/cultural
festival in September.
The City needs to bring big attractions to the City that
appeal to minorities, for ex. a museum of African-American
arts and culture

Strong sponsorship of running, triathlon, and cycling events
No more attempts to turn over Austin traditions to private
enterprise such as the Trail of Lights
More downtown family friendly events (like First Nt)
More events to blend peoples from different ethnicities and
tax brackets.
More family activity / entertainment options
more free events
More outdoor dining on the waterfront
Finally build a new AMOA
Issue no new liquor licenses. Close bars at 12am.
Limit bulk sales of event tickets to 6 or 8 per purchase
pass stricter ordinances requiring notice and opportunity to
contest outdoor music permits
Stop closing down outside venues
stop patting ourselves on the back for being so cool
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sound ordinance
less music festivals
strive to keep Austin "less weird" and more informed   962239151 11916790
regulate music venues better. we're not all music lovers in
austin. ACL only benefits hotels, restaurants and bars.
That does not help my taxes.
Stop throwing money away on art in public places    965112097 11916790
Reduce Art in Public Places spending during tough
economic times                                      967173336 11916790
Austin should strive to ensure that newcomers do not move
to Austin for it's charm and beauty, but bring along a desire
to make it more like the place the newcomer arrived from.
Places like Ken's Donuts are far more in keeping with
Austin than Krispy Kreme.
Let's get rid of all the taco trailers cluttering up the place - I
know it is funky - bur enough is enough.                             985289097 11916790

Limit the number of mobile food vendors, they are
everywhere, and who checks on their sanitary conditions,
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Affordable arts and performance space
for artists




Economically mixed neighborhoods
with diverse incomes – melting pot
preservation, neighborhoods that have
something for all ages and interests,
community centers, east/west separation
no longer exists
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Lower taxes – a more progressive tax
structure with less reliance on property
taxes
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated




 *more affordable housing
more affordable housing - especially downtown and in central austin
2. Set outcome goals for moderately priced housing; this means more
than good intentions with a lot of loopholes; I know there is a lot of
resistance to this, from financially heavy hitters, but do they live here, and
do they vote? I admit I don't have good strategies to suggest, as it is not
my area of expertise; I'm just sharing my dreams here. I would like to
own a home one day, but I pay so much in rent and debt service that my
looks-pretty-good salary is just not enough for me to be putting away
significant savings for a down payment. Now, there are much worse
problems to have, and I'm grateful for what I've got, I will say that, and I
do know it's not the city's responsibility to solve my problems, *and* I
hope that if I'm not alone in this demographic, y'all will give some thought
to it. Thanks.
Home owners need to be able to keep their homes on the eastside, and
the minority communities need to be sought after and included in the
discussion.
lower affordable housing standard to less than 25% MFI; increase
funding for community groups that provide affordable housing
Need affordable housing.

We need some kind of plan to combat gentrification driving existing
residents from older neighborhoods, whether it is changes to the property
tax code, affordable housing, or development restrictions in certain areas.
series of 5-6 story, wooden built, multifamily apartment buildings in the
central city--so that there can be affordable housing options in the
downtown area
while also making sure we provide affordable housing.
affordable housing.
Incorporate affordable housing into new developments.
More housing that's affordable for the average person.
 Help improve low income neighborhoods by watching out for
gentrification and tax increases to citizens who cannot afford higher
taxes
take steps to lower the cost of living and make housing affordable.
Affordable housing all throughout Austin. Set aside affordable housing in
gentrified areas, so people don't feel so displaced.
plan for affordable housing
  5.Affordable housing must be addressed.
Use tax increment funding from denser redevelopment of commerial
areas to preserve existing affordable housing
, more affordable housing,
If Austin continues on the path to higher taxes and less affordable
housing...lower paying jobs, etc. I personally plan on moving which is
what most original Austinites are doing...they are moving away from the
place they used to call home. Austin is becoming way to liberal in all it's
ways and some of the people are sick of it.
More truly affordable housing initiatives in ALL areas of town.

  More sharing of the cost of living has got to take place. Anyone who
owns a home in West & North Austin has a second mortgage every year
to pay for the renters and the rest of the City who pay considerably less.
The City thinks we can all afford it but many are moving to fixed income
and the only solution is to move out of one's home. That's not right.
For affordable housing - something like the 'circuit breaker' which caps
your property taxes at a certain % of your income.
Also, affordable housing doesn't go far enough. I think the efforts that
have been made for the below 80% MFI group, but there's a gap
between what the middle-income (100% MFI) family can afford and
what market rate housing goes for. Something needs to be done to
counter the rapid appreciation of home prices or the 80% to 120% MFI
demographic will be driven out to Leander, Buda, Pflugerville, etc! Now
how is that sustainable?
makea tax freeze vailable for the long time residents in neighborhoods
that are rapidly growing and suddenly those older residents can no long
aford their house- a tax freeze until the move or die and that will halp
the neighborhoods be stable.




Set specific height restrictions downtown and use that as leverage for
adding more density and more affordable housing units downtown and in
key areas throughout the city;
Provide low income housing mixed into these developments so that lower
income workers don't have to carry the driving burden.
More affordable housing in the city's core and high cost areas.
City/county matching or contributory funding for affordable housing with
developers footing part of the bill.
4. The city must develop a plan for retaining and replacing affordable
housing when properties are redeveloping and increasing the number of
affordable units citywide.
Build more affordable housing.
create housing opportunities for lower income people (there are many of
important people in this community that can't afford to have a home here-
my 65 yr old mother/ teacher moved here to be close to her grandkids
and can't afford to live here even though she helps our schoolchildren
every day-that is sad)
fund affordable single family homes
More affordable housing
we must preserve affordable housing, electricity and cost of living.
affordability initiatives

We need more housing fo low income people and need to have a goal of
shutting down homeless shelters or greatly reudcing their need.
Use creative approaches to affordable housing; include best practices
from other cities. Re mobility: we need to clean up CapMetro so we are
better positioned for federal help on bigger plans for busses and rails.
more affordable housing in center city and close in suburbs
More affordable housing.
Agree with HousingWorks that we need all types of housing in all parts of
town.

Housing programs now in place are designed to drive the lower income
folks, artists, musicians, lower income professionals (like me - working in
social services for the County), blue collar and the working poor (like
those I work to help) -- those housing assistance programs are now
designed to drive us OUT of town.
Begin affordable housing projects, so long time residents of Austin can
continue to live in Austin. Work with developers on allowing them to build
there high-rises, but expect them to develop affordable housing or invest
in affordable housing complexes.
Plan for affordable housing in Central Austin.
Create additional affordable housing units which may include new home
developments and new business developers to create affordable housing
units or pay a percentage based on their overall square footage or annual
sales tax revenue.
Look for ways to create more supportive housing for vulnerable
populations, and work toward increasing capacity of scattered site
affordable housing which leads to a mix of incomes in neighborhoods
Review New York City rent control policies to protect residents and retain
affordable living
Develop affordable housing incentive guidelines.
Find creative ways to underwrite the high cost of housing for the young,
minorities, middle and lower income people, the elderly.
make developers include 50% affordable units affordable for those
making 50% MFI, not the current pittance required of them
1) We must responsibly increase housing supply or pricing pressure will
kill our viability.
Affordable family housing
Affordable Housing for 30% MFI
Affordable Housing for Everyone
affordable housing for the poor and musicians
affordable housing incentives in areas other than depressed areas
Affordable housing that allows young people 25-35 to become
homeowners
Affordable housing.
Aggresively seek to expand housing available to working poor and lower
income wage earners.

Allow more affordable housing within the city for middle class families
more affordable housing in the core areas
More affordable housing in town rather than $300K+ condos
More affordable housing within the City
more affordable housing
More affordable housing 20% in each devolpment is not enough
more affordable housing for Senior Citizens so the do not go to
Williamson County
Build homes and plan nice communities where on with a teacher's salary
can afford.
commitment to affordable housing
Continue to partner with developers to improve affordable housing
options.

Create more affordable housing for downtown core area. It's a shame
that most city employees cannot afford to live in the city they work for
Create more incentives & opportunities for more affordable housing within
central Austin
Create ways for those who support the city (gov employees, teachers,
nurses) can afford to live in central austin
Dedicate a source of revenue to create long-term (permanent) pockets of
affordable housing everywhere in the City. Target downtown and
surrounding neighborhoods first.
Dedicate more funding to preserving and building affordable housing for
low and middle income persons
Designate a certain percentage of new high density developments as
affordable (consider COA non-management level employee salaries for
example)
developments should include affordable housing
Dropping the cost of living or buying homes
Encourage affordable (i.e. not just million-dollar downtown condos) urban
density
Encourage affordable housing throughout Austin

Find ways to fund TRULY inexpensive housing for those with very low
incomes who are not on welfare and not section 8 eligible--we are legion!!
Focus on making the city a more affordable place
Focus on affordable housing for middle class families/individuals
Home costs
housing for all kinds of people in all parts of town
housing for lower income people downtown
increase opportunities for affordable housing
increasing affordable housing
Invest in interspersed affordable housing stock
Keep affordable
low cost housing
lower the cost of housing
lower the cost of living downtown
Keep up and expand commitment to provide affordable housing in urban
areas
Keeping it affordable
Keeping living costs down so people can afford to live in Austin
major investment in housing for low-income residents
Maintain affordability
maintain affordable housing and invest in more affordable housing
Make housing more affordable
Make efforts for affordable housing
Making homes for the average income, working with a contractor who's
willing to do that.
make town more affordable for common folks
Mandate affordable housing for all levels of income for areas within the
central area codes (78701, 78705, 78704, etc) so that more low & middle
income families can be closer to their jobs & schools
Making sure the working population has housing
Meet with local government for more affordable housing.
more (truly) affordable housing
More funding for affordable housing in Austin
more homes/not apartments or condos
more single person occupancy rooms/apartments for families
Offer more affordable housing in the city limits
plan lower income housing
Rent Controled Housing, not just for those below the poverty line.
Require developers to include rent-controlled affordable housing units
within all new developments (instead of paying a fee or putting units
elsewhere)
Review the pricing structure downtown for all the new high rise buildings.
The City is Overpriced and in danger of becoming derelict and an inner
City Slum
support greener, lower cost housing

There needs to be more housing closer in that working people can afford.

We all need the opportunity to buy a home. Low income and middle class
housing feels isolated. The East side of town is scary and seperate.

We need more affordable housing with rent payments based on realistic
Developers must provide 20%MFI for incentives
cost of living..that's a tough one
work on the definition of what really is affordable
more teeth in agreements with developers to provide affordable housing
that has to be kept for a long period of time

require affordable housing in every area of Austin - at all income levels
affordable housing
affordable housing
Affordable housing
Affordable housing for working poor / usually can not afford to live in
Austin unless wealthy or section 8 housing or double income family
affordable housing in City core
affordable housing initiatives that mandate an adequate amount of
housing be made available
stricter regulations to create affordable housing
Addressing housing affordability
build more affordable housing
Build more affordable housing for poverished population
facilitate affordable, inner-city housing for the working poor
keep austin affordable to live in
Make housing affordable for all incomes
make downtown living affordable
Make housing HONESTLY accessible to mid to low income families
more affordable housing
More affordable housing
More affordable housing (both low-income affordable and other)
more emphasis on green/affordable housing
Provide incentives for affordable high density housing downtown
Provide land for affordable housing build by non-profits
raising the amount of affordable housing the city provides
Build low-income housing in established neighborhoods, not segregated
from other socioeconomic groups
continue to develop affordable housing options throughout the city...not
just tucking them away on the east side

Develop more affordable housing in the city center for middle-class folks
Encourage new AFFORDABLE housing in some of the more poorer
areas.
housing for lower income people in redevelopment projects
Include affordable rental rates in existing developments
The high rises are not affordable for the average Joe - if you do not wnat
segregation you have to have affordable housing for the lower income
downtown, same applies to the Mueller site.
one beneficial incentive could be to encourage affordable housing over
luxury condos
Any condos being built downtown must include affordable housing
continue to work to provide real affordable housing;
Aggressively reduce costs of buying/selling property, example, reign in
runaway HOA transfer fees
Do not build housing projects for poor people that segregate them and
overburden school districts, instead provide low rent housing throughout
the city.
housing that allows anyone making $10.00 to buy a home.

actually make provisions for low income housing instead of just talking
about it and bulldozing tons of low income housing for speculators.
add true affordable housing which low and moderate wage earners can
afford.
Use a percentage of housing in central Austin that is comparable to the
percentage of households in low and middle income brackets. For
example, if 90% of Austin households hold low to middle-incomes then
90% of the housing in central Austin should be affordable to those
income brackets.
affordable housing
Greater investment in housing
affordable housing for city, county, or government employees
Affordable housing for middle and lower class families
affordable housing or we will see more people homeless in Austin not
good for our beauitful city.

Allow college graduates a year to settle and offer low rates for housing
build more "affordable" houses and apartments
housing is getting too expensive need true affordable housing and not
just in the rough areas

Make living downtown affordable for those in the lower income brackets.
Mix affordable housing in new or established development rather than
segregating low-income people in slum areas
Promoting affordable housing
Reasonable rents
reduce cost of living/housing
Regulates renting rates for apartments and houses/duplexes in Austin to
invite the outsiders to move to this city
ways found to curb rising cost of living
Affordable housing
Affordable housing - all over Austin (not just on the East Side.)
Affordable housing - Mueller promises were not kept
address cost of living that prohibits creative lifestyles

Curb the rising cost of living expenses across town. Rent is ridiculous.
have affordable housing available in the city

Housing and Development need to come up with a housing assistance
plan to assist the middle class-without children, and the elderly
invest in affordable downtown residences
keep housing prices affordable
Make living more affordable
Provide affordable housing for musicians and other artists so they can
afford to live here
Spend more on affordable single-family homes/not hi-rises
Subsidize affordable housing.
affordable housing
affordable housing and protections to prevent displacement of poor
residents
affordable housing for all
building affordable, mid to low income housing in decent parts of town for
working families, students and artists
city/state/federal partnerships to provide affordable housing...including
purchase of foreclosures for resale by city

Create affordable ownership and rental opportunities throughout the city-
Create real affordable housing
Expand homebuyer purchase assistance programs.
Incentivize affordable lo-rise housing - not just hi-rise
increase housing stock for lower incomed
Insist upon multi-income housing, not just multi-use, in all areas of city
invest in affordable housing and child care
keep living affordable for musicians to afford to live here
Make downtown living more affordable for families
Make housing affordable
More affordable housing
more affordable housing
MORE HOUSES THAT ARE AFFORDABLE TO TEXANS - NOT FOLKS
THAT MOVE HERE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE. THIS USE TO BE A
CHEAP PLACE TO LIVE.
more neighborhoods with affordable housing
promote low income housing west of 35
Provide affordable housing for impoverished and mentally challenged
populations
Rent control for artists/musicians/other special groups

try to control housing costs so middle income can move to urban areas
Work on reducing the cost of living
Worry about relative expense living here compared to surrounding
counties/suburbs/towns




improving east side (provision of services etc) without displacing the
people who live/ have lived there

Deal with gentrification: It is not enough to improve services in run down
neighbourhoods. Social programs to improve the quality of life of those
that live in those areas is vital and not in artificial or temporary ways -
Create incentives for redevelopment of mid-rise affordable housing in
capital view corridors throughout the downtown/central city.
 Make affordability a requirement for a greater % of dwellings in the
central core -
not wavering on mixed income requirements for expansive new housing
projects

 As development progresses east of I-35, be very careful not to dismantle
existing communities - try to integrate the old and the new.
Work on reducing the economic gap.
mixed use development downtown,
Incorporating more affordable housing in the city core, which would
encourage economic diversity and (potentially) a more tolerant and
integrated community.
 cost of living downtown lowered to spur diversity in population living
there;;
longer term affordability requirement for smart housing projects.

more nice houses in the East Austin area
Property tax circuit breaker so that writers, musicians, teachers, first
responders, students, retired people etc. can afford to own/rent in the
central city. Maybe tax credits for people downtown and in central
neighborhoods who give up their personal vehicles and use a car share
program/mass transit/bikes/feet.
Improving outreach programs to East Austin poor
Provide areas of convenience and safety on the Eastside where the
bring the stuff west of 35 to the east
Greater focus on equity (in services, attention, development, etc.) for all
areas of town.
eliminate socioeconomic divide between east and west IH35
Unity among the Naborhoods

Do more to attract a diverse population - housing is a problem.
make sure redevelopment of areas don't lead to gentrification, pushing
out those who currently live there;
Get rid of areas of town that are too homogenized by income – we need
more affordable housing West of I-35 and more middle class residents in
East Stassney, Rundburg/St. Johns areas.

improve city planning for mixed income neighborhoods
Inclusionary zoning and more mixed-income housing.
Provide East to West Infrastructure

Figure out the needs of every neighborhood and implement the solutions
Either the city or the county, or both, need to cut property taxes.
No more high taxes?
Spend less of our hard earned money!!!
Please do not raise property taxes in the next two years to let
homeowners affected by the economic situation recover
lower property taxes, home owners are tapped out already

Austin needs to spend more time working with the County Tax Accessor
to lower city taxes - land continues to be taxed at the County's idea of
"highest and best use" even when neighborhood plans no longer allow
this; more attention to closer-in houses (not just apartments and condos)
for the lower and middle-class; better bus service that can be counted on
all over Austin at all hours; greater emphasis on keeping historical
neighborhoods and less on high price condos.
Create policies that protect east austin residents from tax increases due
to gentrification.
Elderly homeowners and Vets need better tax exemption not based on
surrounding property values.
stop increasing property taxes to the MAX every year.
Protect central city neighborhoods from escalating gtaxes so muchg it
drives out long-time homeowners
stop using lame comments about what a low tax rate we have when the
problem is that the rate is used with values that are out of whack with
what long time residents paid for their homes and what a lot of salaries
can keep up with.
Spread the pain of property taxes more equitably with those who live
further from the older, poorer core/east Austin.
Provide a realistic cost for services and tax or charge to support the
appropriate level.
Dont make property owners (especially those owning and taking care of
central Austin neighborhoods) carry so much of the tax burden, find other
sources of revenue, provide incentives to encourage people at all income
levels to live central.
figure out a way to meet municipal tax needs without taxing residents out
of gentrified neighborhoods
lower all property taxes
lower home taxes
lower property and sales taxes
Lower property Taxes
Lower property taxes
lower property taxes
lower property taxes
lower property taxes
Lower property taxes and increase consumption type taxes
Lower taxes
Lower Taxes
lower taxes
lower taxes for elderly
Lower taxes-too many people choose to live outside austin because of
taxes

Assistance in keeping taxes from rising in quickly gentrifying East Austin
Lower home taxes for senior citizens
lower housing taxes
lower or eliminate property taxes
Lower propert taxes
Lower property taxes
Lower property taxes
lower property taxes
Lower taxation
Lower Taxes
Lower taxes
lower the property taxes - they are insanely too high here - >4x my
previous location = WA - with the same level of services




Wages and cost of living are not balanced. Fix that. I know a postal
worker who lives in Austin and works in Bastrop. She couldn't afford
housing here!
  living wage. affordable housing with sustainable infrastructure.
recognize the contributions make in austin.
make sure any jobs to be subsidised pay a living wage (about $14 an
hour).
Hire the most competent people for the job and pay them (I've never
understood why the payscale is lower in Austin than in most cities,
except that the city has a glut of talent due to UT and USED to be cheap
to live in).
Institute a higher minimum wage than required by law.
Educate Austin employers that salaries need to meet cost of living
Mandate a minimum wage in both full time and part time jobs comparable
to rate of living in Austin's city limits
The City has a "living" wage, encourage other employers to adopt the
philosophy or somehow reduce cost of living within the city
Many of your older employees have stuck with you through poor pay/lean
times, when they received no pay increases for years (until they finally
were adjusted to accommodate for some of the increase in the cost of
living, but not all), and were overlooked by the last market studies
because of how high they were in their pay scale (when the pay scale
was about to move up). As a consequence, their pay has not moved with
the cost of living (while their younger coworkers may have received two
pay adjustments in those same market studies) and the pay scale was
adjusted so that the older worker moved down in the scale, where he
was years before and to which his younger, less experienced, coworkers
Recognize that not all Austinites are well educated entrepreneurs, and
seek to provide good quality of life for those that will never make $50 k.

Quality of life should be primary. Keep the reason people move to Austin
for the lifestyle, while earning good wages and good education. Do this by
holding firm on long range planning that controls the way Austin metro
grows and evolves. No Houston sprawl and environmental destruction at
the same time encourage industry with thoughtful development in housing
and transportation. This will keep taxes stable and property values level
over the long term.
Keep the focus on quality of life
living wage ordinance
livable wage




Ease the property tax burden on homeowners. Partner with the state,
school districts, and county to bring this cost of owning a home down to a
more reasonable cost.
 and a housing market for all incomes.
Offer low-interest and "sweat equity" loans to at-risk neighborhoods to
encourage home ownership by minorities
I think there need to be more programs to put people into their own
homes. I just got into one through the City Down Payment Assistance
Program and I'm really happy to have my own home. However, I must
say that I had to spend about 10-12 hours a week pushing the process
through my lender and real estate agents, insurance company, etc. I
think the lenders who are qualified for this program need better training.
It took me in excess of 3 months to close.
Offer more homes or apartments/townhomes that people could afford to
BUY, not just rent.




I think Austin needs a better comprehensive homelessness and housing
plan. Transitional, supportive housing, rather than shelters, is one step
towards ending homelessness.
build cheap housing on the outskirts of the city for homeless willing to
work on food gardens.
Once people are released from prisons, have a community effort to help
them to reintergrate in society (help with bus pass, info on how to get a
SS card, etc.
Find a solution for our homeless problem, such as a Habitat Village of
transitional housing, that’s a better solution than panhandling at major
intersections.
an apartment high rise for those who want to change from being bumbs
to having jobs and being intergrated back in to normal life styles.
apartment to run by the police and city councel members let them take a
first hand on what the needs are.
half way houses on the west side
Additional housing for the homeless and very low income
Build a few shelters for homeless people
houses for homeless

Increase number of homeless shelters throughout entire Austin metro
more assistance for the homeless/housing
Provide homeless housing and residential treatment for substance
addictions
Remove ARCH/Salvation Army location from downtown
address drug,etoh use and crime with homeless
Build a 'Haven for Hope' type facility for the homeless like they have in
San Antonio
increase treatment centers
More locations for homeless to go during the day
more shelters/showering facilities for homeless people
Open an additional shelter that provides more services to help people out
of homelessness
Take abandon building and turn them into homeless apts. The tenants
must work on the property( yard, painting, etc) to pay for rent. All street
people would be required to live here with counseling provided, or they
need to leave




continued/increased commitment to equity in housing and social services
   Attention needs to be given to middle age and older singles who need
friends and support. The City has gotten so big with such bad traffic that
it's rare when I run into someone I know. The heat keeps us indoors and
there's nothing to do during the summer because it is just so hot. I wish
there was an area where inside Austin (not on the East side) where
people over 55 could buy a small lot and have their own home built to
their liking. It would give us the ability to downsize in hopes of staying
affordable and remain in Austin rather than starting all over in a smaller
outlying town. Plus it would give us the opportunity to live in a
neighborhood where we might be able to find friends that would be there
as we age. I would the neighborhood to have solar so our utilities would
be lower and I would like to have it within the city limits to be able to have
the consistency of Austin utilities. Some of us have actually been here
30+ years and are a good reason this town has grown. A little recognition
in the form of having a place to age would be a nice focus. This City is
great - so many possibilities - but if all of one's budget goes to paying
bills, you can't enjoy this town. So what's the point of Austin being a nice

do an equity analysis of the transportation network and housing market,
then change existing policies to improve these situations: subsidize or
help affordable units, demand them of developers (they want to build
here, so get more out of them for us), use much less than 80% MFI as a
benchmark as that is far from MFI on the East side.. maybe use area-
specific MFI for where the housing is being proposed.
Eliminate "feel good" regulations which have minimal impact except to
increase the cost of living here. We are already the most expensive city
in Texas.
stop raising the utility rates for individuals to subsidize the rates of the
large businesses
The treasuers of Austin should be affordable for all and not just the few.


I don't know about you but I can't afford rent at the Domain or the triangle.
Invest in the social safety net, eliminate poverty
remove/prevent restrictive home building & renovation ordinances
Enforce deed restrictions on rental areas. They are eye sores.
City grants for long term home ownership
Create a Harlem Children's Zone project for the city's impoverished
neighborhoods

Develope a houseing scale where houses are priced in a standard way
Force standards on apt rent prices - set caps on prices
Housing
improve east austin services-roads, stop gentrification
keeping it affordable for non rich people to live here like artists and
musicians and city workers
Make downtown more family friendly for living

uallity of life? Lets include the low and middle working class in this effort.
Think of ways to make Austin affordable again. You are killing it.
The most recent increase in water rates was too much - take smaller
steps
stop exhorbitant inflation
Rent Control
Provide Financial Rebates to City's Poor
Promote downtown living - tax incentive for an affordable grocery store
downtown
make more houses
monitor wellfare benefits
HOUSING
Alternate ViewsSurvey Responses-Disaggregated
 Affordable housing: Don't make it so hard through
regulations to build homes and apartments in the city. If this is
done, then the city should give no subsidies for building
affordable homes or have requirements of developers to set
aside a given percentage of their developments or apartment
units for affordable housing. Rent control: if I hated Austin, I
would advise establishing rent control immediately. But I love
Austin, so I hope the city council never ever institutes this
particularly destructive piece of legislation.
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated




We also need a better way to handle drunk driving. We need
officers being proactive and monitoring drivers leaving parking
lots and stopping people from getting in their vehicle and driving
drunk in the first place. We need parking lots near sixth street
that allow people to keep their cars overnight without the worry of
being towed. If a parking lot wants to allow people to park in the
evening they need to be required to allow people to leave their
cars overnight. We need cab drivers to be able to carry as many
individuals in their cabs as they have seat belts instead of
restricting the amount of passengers to 4. This would make cabs
more affordable by being able to split the costs of a cab between
more people and going downtown as a group.
Enforce traffic laws more. I see too many jay walkers (a vast
majority of them are runners / joggers), too many cyclists
ignoring red lights/stop signs and too many drivers running red
lights.
 tap down on crime
deportations,police accountable.
Continue efforts in cleaning up drug areas
More accountability for criminals and it doesn't have to be jail
time, but something.
Law enforcement
Drivers Training
 Immigration Enforcement
Zero tolerance for crime, burglary/robbery, drug dealing. Clean
up the city.
hire more officers!
Strengthen DWI prevention and enforcement.
ban cellphone use in cars.
(4) more police presence on I-35 & 183 South. Crazy speed
demons, slow little old grandmas, and the talkers & texters are
causing accident after accident.
I also think the police presence in east Austin needs to be
stepped up.

The city council should work with APD to reduce crime
downtown and property crime by modernizing APD technology.

I think the city should decriminalize possession of small amounts
of cannabis - perhaps limited to only a few ounces. I think this
will save lots of tax dollars and improve the court system.

Hire more police and have more patrols.
lower crime rate
To try and keep to violence down
try to get gangs out of austin
Stronger law enforcement
probably there has to be more police stations
the police be much nicer and catching people that are breaking
the law
Decriminalize minor drug possession to shift police resources
more toward violent crime
higher police presence in high crime areas and get citizens
involved to help watch out for each other
no cops
improve police and fire departments
more police officers
increased officer presence downtown and very stiff penalties and
enforcement when people are caught breaking the law
APD needs to list crimes types @ number by zip codes so
people know whats up in an area
Become harder on crime
beef up oak wilt prevention program
Crack down on gang activity in a serious way (RICO) - it is
getting out of hand
enforcing intoxication/drug laws
harsher punishment for crimes to deter criminals
increase police presence on Congress, 4th st, west 6th st.
One E. 6th street, really work on getting the drug dealers out of
that area
proactive dealing with the crime & stealing..sad, I don't feel as
safe here as I use to feel
put a STOP to organized crime (neighborhood orgs taking tens
of thousands for support)
Support funding for more public safety
support safety measures and the police
Target gangs and drugs
Target higher pocket areas of crime
Have Police out and about looking after Traffic on I 35. The
more cops we have out there, the more people will drive and re-
consider speeding, changing lanes without signalling etc.
tougher penalties for convictions
Get a better handle on APD's collective bargaining, don't just
focus on the here and now but the future as well
Get more law enforcemnt
Better equip our fire, police and EMS
tighten the ability to enforce laws without them becoming public
issues
strengthen police, fire, and EMS
More officers and better follow-up to the victims
More police and firemen
More support for Police Dept
put police and ems with the fire depts so neighborhoods have
services nearby
get tougher judges who will actually impose sentances
Improve the judicial system--too many criminals are treated with
kid gloves reapeatedly
increase police budget
Increase staff, training and budget at APD
Justice w/in the police dept
Keep law enforcement as a priority. Safety is a major concern
for families.
It's probably too far gone now. Laws won't be repealed.
Stronger community policing. Ethics evaluations for individual
officers, stronger punishments for crimes by police, which violate
citizens trust.
vigilant enforcement of laws and code violations
more police
More Police Officers
More police officers on foot or bicycles in high crime areas.
More Police presence.
More police protection at night/weekends
more police protection of the ppl/animals of parks
Safety (I fear w/ the influx of residents, crime will go up over the
next 10 years)
Address property crime. Work with APD to increase visibility in
central Austin to help curtail break-ins and theft
Get tough on crime
lower crime rate
Do something meaningful to get the east side drug problem
stopped.
Have police drive thru neighborhoods more often.
Clean up crime and bad influences in 6th street area. Return it
to a more family friendly or safe area rather than an area you are
concerened about.
Many locals won't go downtown anymore due to feeling
uncomfortable and the increasing crime rate. Clean it up, get rid
of the panhandlers and homeless and make it a
tourist/convention destination again..
The City Council and City Manager need to act like each dollar
spent comes out of their own pockets. The first things to be
funded should be public safety items. Other things come after
these things are taken care of as needed.
Less money spent on recreational areas until fire and police
services are adequately addressed.
Reduce break-ins and theft.
Higher fines and more arrests for urinating, vomiting, and crime
on sixth street
Safety - guys just got beat up by a bouncer on 6th street last
night. That is not the Austin I knew
Completely report all accidents and criminal activity
Create a gang task force. If there is one already have them do a
better job.
Harsher punishment for criminals
Make 6th street and warehouse dist. safer
More security at the Malls inside & out.
Tougher stance on crime
City Council needs to provide APD with the resources
(ordinances, street cameras, etc) to fight the crime in East
Austin
Austin needs more police officers.
improve the professionalism of police force
Invest on more public lighting
harsher puniisnment for DWI's

employ more police officers to combat the criminals in Austin.
empower police to do their jobs

Encourage the press to be less critical of police and politicians
stop arresting same homeless drug dealers over and over, go
after real bad guys
Increased police action around new developments
more police and a bigger jail
Police Sensitivity Training in Diversity
More officers.
Provide more police presence and enforcement of codes/laws in
the rougher portions of Austin to provide a better quality of life for
residents.
Support police
Be a LOT stricter on beggars/drug dealers/ gang members
crackdown on gangs/drugs/smuggling
increase police budget
let the police do their jobs (no micro management)
Pay law enforcement more.
hire more law enforcement personel
Remind the police force that they work for the people and quit
giving them more money until they improve.
tougher on crime
punish those that break the law

get rid of the gangs, put these people in jail- have zero tolerance




require EMS to follow density by building stations in high
populated areas. plan for high density before it happens.

To often a collision scene has first responder + supervisor
vehicles from all three agencies. (14 responders for one injury)
city wide disater planning and testing
Not having five police vehicles respond to a minor accident.
cleanliness
 improve safety in the inner city neighborhoods. Fight gangs and
grafiti.
Focus on the basics: safety,
Safe downtown
Make the downtown entertainment district more safe.
increase the staff of first responders...especially the police
department...if necessary increase their pay....it will save money
in the long run if more order is maintained in the city

• keeping city cleaner with an enforced no loitering rule, when
garage sale/political/sale signs are left on City property (street
corners) after the sale or campaign is completed.....issue a
citation to whomever address or phone number is on the sign
•develop an incentive program to keep streets clean......rather
than pay City employees to clean up after the homeless...offer a
free meal for each 40 pounds of litter than pick up, etc
   •	
 •	install cameras on all major street intersections to stop people
running red lights.....often you will see 3 - 4 cars go through a
                                   p
light after it has turned red.... •	ass a ruling for no hand held
cell phones while driving •	
   Also, a well funded and staffed police department, fire
department and EMS.
  broader cell phone ban needed in city - not just against texting
but all forms of cell phone use. There are already too many
distractions and cell phones only make driving more dangerous
for all
Beef up security downtown by installing surveillance cameras
and increasing police presence.
Cleaning up tagging.
Cleaning up the city.
Keep in it clean
More cleaning up around Austin, Tx
Clean up downtown

Clean up downtown and east Austin, make the police work for
thie high pay instead of cracking down on DWI's all the time
clean up downtown area around IH 35 & 6th street
Clean up graffiti
Clean up the Eastside areas, and not just those where Whites
have influxed.
Clean up the image of downtown and the east side. Clean up as
in physically clean up, it looks horrible.
Ensue the downtown entertainment area is kept clean, safe and
inviting
Get serious about stopping graffiti, and stop allowing permits for
graffiti to be done in public areas.
clean up 6th street
clean up east Austin
clean up frontage roads of I-35
Clean up the City - wash/paint old buildings, mow overgrown
lots, tear down unsightly buildings. Make all City compass points
desirable and safe
Cleaner E. Austin green spaces

Concentrate on down town being more safe than it currently is
Create a program where citizens can report clockers/drug
dealers and have APD monitor/patrol areas for arrests and hand
out literature to near by citizen neighbors for education purposes
and so that citizens feel comforable reporting annonymously or
not.
Create jobs for cleaning up the city
Hire More Police Officers to ensure a safe community!
Maintain a police presence so that the streets can be "taken
back" on the Eastside
Waller creek area needs clean-up
Tougher on crime (a la Williamson County)
The lake and trail must remain crime free, so developement of
the east side is important.
Shift police resources from lower crime areas to higher crime
ones
Run the dope dealers and the other "alternative economies" out
of the Eastside.
Public Safety
police patrols to discourage dumping, graffiti, petty theft, littering,
gangs
6th street needs attention - it's looking dirty and dingy

Establish a municipal job training program that employs youth,
homeless, underemployed to clean up the City (litter, graffiti,
alleys, weeds & brush from right of ways, etc. plant medians and
other public areas with flowers & colorful plants, etc.
get rid of the slums and the gangs
Make the park near Downtown Library more user friendly to
walkers instead of drunkards or replace it with a building for
homeless services instead of the IH 35 underpass.
improve street trashiness by having a beautify your streets
campaign--people throw stuff out on ground right by cans
provided near bus stops--some kind of "It's Your City; Love it and
Leave Your Trash in Cans, Not on Your Streets and Sidewalks in
Your Neighborhood" sort of campaign? I saw the WORST
examples of this kind of thing in Sofia, Bulgaria, but Austin is
beginning to look like those same trashy streets and parks--
everyone just tosses their wrappers everywhere! It's the fast-
food, convenience store effect, but also because no one cares
and leaves it to the city to sweep streets. Need to educate on
this issue! Lady Bird would be turnin' in her grave if she saw the
common trash in the common streets every day like I do!
clean up areas of downtown
Clean up lots
Grafitti walls in designated areas to at least see if it has an
impact on downtown tagging.
Citizen volunteers on grafitti clean up and lot clean up
clean the place up!
Continue cleaning up and making downtown accessible
Reduce litter
Reduce litter
Have bar owners take responsibility to pressure-wash the streets
in front of their bars (and spend a little money in exterior dress-
up) or fine them
More police officers downtown and in high crime areas.
More police. We are paying too much for the onew we have.
Drop salaries to match other cities which will allow more men on
the street
surveillance cameras in high crime areas




Continue to work to improve relationships between police and
communities.
 increase neighborhood watch patrols,

Impose real penalties for folks who recklessly injure or kill bikers.
Local neighborhoods and APD meeting and greet sessions to
restore confidents.
More community-police meetings in neighborhoods
MORE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY WATCH PROGRAMS
I see bicyclists not obeying traffic laws, i.e. running red lights,
weaving in and out of traffic (mostly when the cars are at a red
light) and they get hurt or almost hurt. They need to obey the
traffic laws just as the people who are driving need to obey the
laws. APD needs to crack down on that before more accidents
happen and people get hurt or even die.
Sometimes silence is not golden. When the police are in a
controversial circumstance, step up to the plate and talk about
the successes of the department, the professionalism of the
department, and how this department rates among comparable
cities.
 Improve relations between law enforcement and the people
Improve law enforcement in general
LETS WAKE UP TO ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY CELL PHONE
USAGE IN CARS. THE COPS CAN USE THEIR TIME TO
SOLVE REAL CRIMES.
Police patrolling where we live. Just being seen in the
neighborhood - gettin gto know people instead of just responding
to bad things
APD doing community outreach/fundraising activities to support
local programs
Require APD cadets to be either prior correctional officers or
augment 3 months in a correctional setting to give them a "Street-
sense" to build better image with public




Clean up South East Austin neighborhoods by improving parks
and sense of community.
 take a hard look at the east and north sides of the city and
make them more desirable places to live (stronger police
presence, enforcement of city codes)
Some people are fearful of crime and patrols in the
neighborhoods give a sense of being cared for.
and more far out police sub stations
Work on bringing the "quality of life" in East Austin up to at least
the same standards for safety as West Austin
place police in substations in large neigborhoods and increase
potrol staff
 Invest more resource in investigators with APD.
 I would like to feel as safe in Guerrero Park and eastside trails
as I do in the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Cleanup trash as often in
Eastside parks as it is cleaned up in other regions of town.
 more speed bumps
Clean up the 12th and Chicon neighborhood area.
Money needs to be spend on the east side, especially around
the "gateway to the city," Riverside Drive. It is turning into a
cesspool.
The neighborhoods need to be updated with sidewalks for safe
pedestrian traffic.
Get rid of police and firemen contracts.

Have more police emphasis in neighborhood patrols
Scale back the speeding traps and divert those resources to
more neighborhodd patrols!

poor investment into east austin
downtown should have more going on and less homeless
Increase community projects to improve neighborhood
Make landlords more responsible for their rental properties, with
trash and drug clean-ups mandatory
make property owners of vacant lots to clean and maintain them
on a monthly basis.

Take public safety agencies into account when annexing areas




 (4) Get the panhandlers off the street and the homeless out of
the parks and conservation properties. The panhandlers are
aggressive and offensive. The homeless camp on the Barton
Creek Greenbelt in the southwest corner of Mopac and Loop 360
is something to behold. And it's dangerous. And that land cost
the City of Austin a lot of money and the homeless activity there
keeps the citizens of Austin from being able to use their asset.
Get our city to quit being a hang-out for illegals and the
drug/alcohol dependent bums.
move homeless shelter out of entertainment district
 continue to address homeless population in an increasingly
positive fashion (ARCH & Front steps do good, but more can
always be done)
Buy a bus ticket for every panhandler who will take it to get out
and not come back. Include bus routes on the outlying areas of
the city limits.
Outlaw panhandling. There are plenty of resources for those
people to eat in this town; that money is going toward drugs and
alchohol.
build more homeless shelters or promote charities building them

criminalize panhandling and develop a better way to funnel
charitable giving
Reduce panhandling.
Ban pan handlers, there are plenty of social services and
shelters to help.

No more pan handling in downtown and different areas of town.
ELIMINATE PANHANDELING WITHIN THE COA CITY LIMITS
panhandling law
 NO Panhandling!
Strengthen laws against panhandling and transient camps and
ENFORCE these EQUALLY in all regions of the city.
keep homeless out of the downtown area.

Either move the homeless and other type centers out of the
heart of downtown OR do something to eliminate the aggressive
beggers. I really don't mind seeing the homeless, guitar players
looking for a handout with a bucket, etc but there is a big
difference with these newer beggars. I don't know of a real
solution to this long term, hopefully someone smarter does.
Move the ARC, Salvation Army and all homeless shelters out of
the entertainment district.
 Increase police patrols to discourage panhandling

City wide ban on solisiting. Austin looks so trashy and uninviting
with all the homeless guys hanging out on all 4 corners of every
intersection across the city begging for money, beer, food, etc. If
the COA is going to ban this activity downtown and in east
Austin, then it should be city wide. Currently it shows bias toward
East Austin and caters to the Downtown Alliance.

The city needs to crack down on homeless population
downtown. It is not pleasant to walk around downtown during the
day and have to walk by dozens of homeless and crazy people.
Remove the homeless from downtown.
Make panhandling illigal. As a service provider for indigent and
poor I am well aware that their are an abundance of services for
people if they would make an effort and seek help there is no
need for panhandling.
Increase patrols around downtown especially around ARCH &
6th street.
I would outlaw panhandlers from hanging out on every street
corner of the city. I've never seen a city with a situation as
rampant as it is here in austin. If you can't outright ban them,
then at least try to limit the areas where they are allowed to
operate. Major irritation.
Clean up downtown/6th street areas of homeless/panhandlers.
While I understand the need for helping the less fortunate, our
tourists do not need to be pested and feel afraid to walk our
streets.
Stop panhandling.
How about a city ordinance that does not allow for pasn handling
city wide.
Clean up the panhandlers, homeless, and Rundberg area. All
this is the eye sore of Austin.
Make panhandling illegal with much stiffer penalties - move the
ARCH from downtown
Ban panhandling.
Ban the panhandlers on street corners
Back the police to move the transients out of downtown
Ban panhandling throughout the ENTIRE city.
Ban roadside panhandling
ban the panhandling
Outlaw panhandleing
Outlaw Panhandling
Clean out the drug dealers and homeless from the downtown
areas. Iff possible have the homeless shelters moved into
different areas of town to increase coverage and reduce the
concentration of downtown homeless.
Create a City wide no pan handling law and enforce it.
Create ordinance that does not allow homeless to beg and or sit
on street corners
Eliminate Pan Handeling
Get a backbone and move all the panhandlers off the street
corners
Get rid of the homeless!!!
Get rid of the pan handlers all over town.
Get rid of the transients
Issue a pan handling ordinance similar to Round Rock's. Right
now, Austin is a safe haven for pan handling.
keep panhandlers off corners
Laws put in place to eliminate pan handlers from begging
Licencing 'beggers'
Make panhandling illegal
Make panhandling illegal!
Make it illegal to stand on roadway intersections and beg for
money
Make it unattractive for homeless people to thrive here.
No bums (panhandling) inside City Limits.
Panhandlers and homeless downtown. Very unsettling to have
them beg for money at streetlights, the convention center, 6th
street and everywhere else. It makes our city look trashy and
tourist feel unsafe. Also, relocate that homeless shelter that is 1
block from our most prized and visited attraction (6th street).
Really go after panhandling, better police presence get them off
the streets looks bad for people coming to Austin
Remove the transiants
remove people from street corners
Stop making Austin a haven for the homeless and panhandlers.
Austin has a reputation among the street people as being a lite
touch, easy to con people.
Stop funding homeless causes for men. Work or leave.
Stop panhandling
Work on reducing Panhandlers
Stop coddling transients and every group with a complaint.
There should be a ban on panhandling downtown.
Tougher restrictions on panhandling
We need to Prohibit pan handling on street corners
Work a little more on the Panhandling ordinances and
enforcement.
Investiage the Seattle, WA homeless solution.
Stricter enforcement of panhandling ordinance or consider
transportation to other parts of the country.
strictly enforce laws (both local ordinances and State laws)
CITYWIDE for pandhandling at intersections
- address the homeless issues and discourage panhandling.
Let's not become another San Francisco.
0 tolerance for pan handlers - you pan handle, you go to jail.
Have homeless shelters offer "return to society" seminars daily
for credit to eat/get clothes/get assistance with employment, etc. -
No work/seminar, no food/clothes, etc.
Get a handle on the homeless and pan handling throughout the
city
Make panhandling illegal, more shelters
make street begging illegal
outlawing panhandlers
Tougher laws on panhandling
enforce panhandling/aggressive solicitation/camping
Enforce the street corner begging laws.
expand the no panhandling zone from down town to surrounding
areas
Find a solution for our homeless problem that reduces
panhandling at major intersections.
Outlaw panhandling and enforce it. We are not doing the
homeless any favors by allowing this to occur at every major
intersection.
Outlaw (or enforce existing laws?) panhandling
move homeless shelter, safer downtown
Make panhandling illegal
Find a solution for our homeless problem that's better than
panhandling at major intersections.
Do more about all the pan handlers at every corner!
If at all possible reduce the amount of vagrants at every other
red light.
it's hard to know who the street beggars are, con artists or truly
needy? we need a way to get help to those who need it. this is a
national problem, too.
Get rid of the beggin ass transiants!!!!
Make it illegal to "beg". Find another place for them to earn
money.
Strict panhandling laws.
Make panhandling illegal and enforce it.
ban panhandlers
ban street corner panhandling
Chase off bums
improve city's ordinances on the panhanlding homeless to
include areas outside of downtown
Move homeless out of downtown. Ticket drivers for handing
money to picketers. (Worked great in San Antonio)
enforce vegerency laws

Make it illegal for homeless people to beg on the side of the road
Outlaw street panhandling
Pass a "no pan handling" ordinance
Pass an ordanance to get the beggars of the street corners
require people on corner and in and out of traffic to have a
permit for monitoring them and stronger inforcement of current
laws on book for control
somehow ensure people have to be responsible for living here.
no begging and sleeping on the street.
Tell the homeless they cannot be on the streets panhandling
90 days in jail for homeless violating laws
Address homeless panhandling issue at intersections.

Address the homeless population and specifically panhandling
arrest pan handlers
Arrest the panhandlers and drive them to Houston
Ban panhandling
Ban panhandling.
Find a solution to panhandling
resolve homeless problem to eleminate panhandling
Stop panhandling




After school places & summer hangouts in south Austin for
kiddos would be nice.
Decrease crime & gangs in schools.
More support for families in poverty - where a lot of the youth
gangs and crime come from (especially Dove Springs, St. John's,
and Central East Austin)
City needs to focus, innovative with schools in dropouts, other
elements of E3 Alliance
find ways to increase parental involvement of low
performing/drop out students
drop out retention
Ensure there is a portion in the juvenile justice system that holds
parents accountable
improve drop out rate, education excellence




Train police better
weed out racially biased police
teach police manners
properly train the Police Department
Clean up human rights abuses of the police
improve integrity of police
Improve the police department minority relations

RETOOLING THE POLICE DEPT TO ALIEVE CORRUPTION




6. Sell the police helicopter
USince our Police force is hired and appointed, we have so
much corruption, within the ranks. It has gone on for so long, it is
business as usual.
  Repeal Blue Laws
Removal of noise ordinance/adjusting it to not affect downtown
and surrounding nightlife areas (i.e. S Congress),
Arizona's tough stance and Arizona's, Sheriff Joe Arpiao's
approach to illegal aliens. They are a big strain on City, State,
and National resources, that American and Austin Tax payers,
are forced to fund.     It influx of illegal and anchor babies into
the public education system, have really zapped our resources.
My daughter does not have the knowledge I had at her age and
grade. The teachers do not have the time to teach any longer,
when they are constantly helping those that have very
uneducated parents that do not speak any English. Higher taxes
is not the solution

Police officers who arrest someone for any offense should be
permitted...actually required...to establish the identity, residence
address and immigration status of the individual. Individuals
who are determined to have committed the offense of illegally
entering this country would be turned over to ICE for deportation
immediately following resolution of the charge -- payment of a
fine, completion of a jail term or acquittal on the charge.
Turning in Illegal immigrants.
traffic law enforcement
stronger enforcement of traffic

$1000 fine, for cell phone use in cars.




APD & CPS needs to put out what is ok to discipline children
time out spanking etc etc
put up lights in areas where there isn't any

remove illegally placed trash and enforcement of wrong-doers
Run the chief of Police out of town, go back to crimefighting
Take away the right to take blood from the police, that's bull shit!
Support police, fire fighters, and ambulance (EMS) departments
Allow Austin Pets Alive! and rescue groups run the animal
shelter
NO KILL Animal Shelters.
911 is understaffed and it's scary being put on hold
APD needs to discover other traffic infractions (no turn signal,
dangerous lane change, red light violations without red light
camera aid, etc) besides easy money tickets.
Cheif Acevedo is doing an excellent job, but there needs to be
more done to improve the image the departmet has. Perhaps
organizing something with the schools and parent to have a
"fair." This will allow APD to have new officers and veteran
officers meet the public, in a nuetral setting where they can
promote the good things about APD and receive input from the
public.
Close bars/clubs @ 12:00 even on weekends
kick the bums out of town

Late-night free shuttles from downtown to a parking garage APD
does field sobriety there and puts drunks in a cab home - not jail
We need to let people know that they need to earn their way
here, not sneak in and draw from the welfare system.
Ticket peoplefor giving money to street bums
stronger enforcement on illegal migrants
Stop worrying about criminals in East Austin and allow the police
force to do its job.
stop illigal immagration
Stop feeding drug addicts
Road blocks on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights for drunk
drivers.
Remove safe haven status for illegal US citizens
Relocate Salvation Army and other such organizations away
from downtown.
Reduce the number of emergency vehicles responding to non-
emergency calls.Don't send Fire,Ems,Police
Amnesty - let us welcome our illegal citizens
More ICE stings, send illegal's back to their country
I see crime reports every day in our local paper. Why are some
people so violent? Perhaps they need more diversions,
employment or social aid.
traffic enforcement! really!
ticket jaywalkers
get a new police chief
Dump current Chief of Police.
Provide quality legal representation for minority offenders
Put prisoners to work on the roadways which will cut costs & give
prisoners a sense of accomplishment
Remove corrupt judges from the bench
Require all safety employees to live within the city to include fire,
police, and ems.
stop police from shooting so many people
enforce the laws on the books,
Get a better police chief.
Hire a new police chief with a commitment to changing the police
force
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Survey Responses-Disaggregated
1) each parcel/property needs to have a line item in the budget.
Even if it is just a token $1, but that way it is in some department's
budget and they are responsible for it.
Trim city staff size and reduce taxes.
seriously review the city budget for costs reduction and eliminate
the "freebies" & advantages for employees compared to pivate
industry as well as develop an effective continuous improvement
program in which part is teaching managers how to positively
manage people and their departments
 less government red-tape to get anything done.
and cleanout the politics in the police and fire department
Use tax payers money efficiently and limit bureaucracy.
City, Cpounty, Chamber and RECA need to work together in more
harmonious relationship

Stop letting the vocal minority dictate and let elected officials act.

Be brave enough to associate possible need for more funding to
address important issues, such as roads, safety, quality of life.
Cut backs on un needed spending,

MAke infrastructre decisions that are fiscally sound (we don't need
a train system that will be a coninuous drain on tax revenues);
promote economic development and quit pandering to SOS, et al
actually doing what we say we are going to do - we have so many
projects that have momentum then fail - let's clear our plate of
current or proposed projects and begin the process of the next
cycle of projects...
 Save tax payer dollars.
 less wasteful spending,
Attract business/government partnerships to help develop, create
jobs,

The city council and staff should focus on essential services and
quit wasting the citizens' money on non-essential programs like
AAQL and Small & Minority Business Resources Department.
take every public project as an opportunity for excellence
take a look at what works elsewhere, and think outside the box
Stop giving PARD the short-end of the stick (libraries too!);
A halt on "eco-friendly" policies until a cost analysis has been done
and presented to the public.
cut 15% of the city staff other than PARD
sustainable economic growth
spend money on the basics, such as fire, police, roads, parks
2. Allow more public/private partnerships to fund major projects so
we don't have to raise taxes (i.e. instead of curbside composting,
advertise that folks can bring their compost to the Saturday or
Wednesday Farmer's Markets!).
stop selling out to additional tax revenues when those type of
facilities (like fast food stores) start making our city look like
Everywhere, USA.
Cut the Council pay, cut City government, quit thinking about being
the best and do the job of acting like this is a business not a
goverment entity.
try to use the city money properly.
A better qualified budget person
allow all city workers who can to telework, override controlling
managers
balance spending priorities
better communication between city departments
City process that holds city departments accountable
Communicating effectively between groups
Convert to a strong-mayor style government and fire a lot of
"Assistant City Managers".
Cut frivolous spending for unnecessary projects
cut city pet project spending and devote money to services
Cut wastfule feel good programs
Decrease # of organizations with limited agendas

Developers are harrass and ignored in the Permitting and
Development offices at Texas One Center. Inspectors go out to
sites multiple times and only find one thing wrong then leave
instead of finding everything at one time. Then builders fix the one
mistake and call the inspector back out and he then finds another
thing. It is a viscious cycle that costs the builder a lot of time and
money. The inspector should do the best job the first time.
Do away with excess government departments
Don't allow the City Council run over everything
Encourage cross-department communication/projects
Equal emphasis with pay across all city departments.
For City departments to work together as a team
Force all CIO's to report up to a single point, so there can be
coordination between departments
LESS WASTEFUL SPENDING
Long-term fiscal plan to address employee salaries and technology
improvements
Make city government more efficient
Make city government more efficient and less intrusive
Reduce Cost of Government - More Cost Effective Government
Reduce councilperson salaries to part time

Review city spending and cut extraneous, unnecessary expenses
Spend more wisely
Stop wasteful and frivelous spending
stop wasting tax dollars when our city is in financial crisis
The local government is inefficient and honestly a difficult place to
work as an employee. PARD has become a nightmare with the
new leadership. Everyone is quitting as fast as possible. Sarah
Hensley is a "yes" woman to the public at times when other
considerations need to be made.
elect a fiscally conservative mayor and city council
get public safety labor costs under some control
Concentrate on core services - stay away from the touchy feely
social issues that progress can't be measured on. Motion is not
progress
Get back to the core function of the city at the lowest cost
Stop funding anything but police, Fire fighters, and
the paper workflow through city departments
Focus on fiscal responsibility!
Fiscal responsibility
Bring External Audits Routinely to City Depts
City needs to be more cost conscience on spending. Much waste
in the past has hurt us presently.
Control spending for what is needed and not for free toilets for
apartment complexes when money is tight.
diversify the income that funds city operations to be less reliant on
sales taxes
Efficient use of funding for homeless population by audit of income
versus output
Employees of Austin should consider themselves servants of the
people and not lords over the people - they are not ENTITLED to
their paychecks - they need to earn them
Evaluation of department objectives & KPIs
Expand city services
Find ways to operate and maintain this city and its services without
owing the federal government, increasing the debt, raising taxes or
rates, lowering employee pay (unless the cost of living goes way,
way down), or berating your employees. Remember that a large
portion of your tax and utility rate base are employed by you and
know what you have been doing with the money they earn and
return in taxes/rates.

Find ways to reign in spending that is driving our property taxes up
every year. Small increases are understandable and expected, but
the amounts that we have seen over the last 10 years are
unbearable and will drive more middle class out of the city.
fire and police protection (Pay raises)
First responder vehicle instead of sending the expensive firetruck
Focus on spending money on basic city services (police, fire, EMS,
roads, utilities, library operation, park maintenance, and the
services, like records or IT, that is necessary to support these).
There is nothing wrong with open WIFI points, since they serve city
government needs, as well as public, but there is not need to spend
what we have been spending on windmills, solar panels, and other
“carbon footprint” items unless they pay for themselves in short
order, which, so far, they don’t. (According to the news from
around the world, the “carbon footprint” thing is very obviously a
conman’s game, so those items are needlessly wasting money.)
Building new community centers (gyms and such) so that you can
name them for someone when another facility already exists in the
area is an unnecessary expense, except for political
considerations. Do your job. Run for office on your own money
and time.
funding for innovations in schools and social service agencies
Further limit lobbyist influence at City Hall.
Get City employees env. friendly vehicles to drive
Have city departments communicating with one another - how
many times do we redo a road, then dig it up to redo the water??
Have City personnel such as facilitators meet with all area citizens -
similar to APD commander forums
hold managers accountable for supervising, developing and
correcting their employees' behavior and job performance
If you want the brightest to continue to work for Austin, reinstate
pay raises as soon as possible
Implement Pay for Performance - all public funded orgs

Increase Payroll for Austin Police Dept. to crack down on crime
increase police force

increase police presence on Guadalupe/LaVaca (UT thoroughfare)
Invest more tax dollars in green/conservation initiaives
less liberal spending
Limit spending to basic services and reduce taxes
Look at what residence want, not just revenue generating ideas. we
do not want to become a cement city. It would ruin, the culter in
Austin. The culture that attacts residence.
Lower the cost of government sertvices - I hear we have the
highest paid police force - what is up with that?
Make sure all commissions are equally balanced with business
people and environmental people
Marketing campaign to improve image of "ALL" city workers, their
departments, and their specific areas of expertise.
Watch how the city is spending the peoples money.
variances before allowing destruction of nature
Take care of your own city staff instead of offering free this and that
for industry
streamline all gov.
stop wasting tax money on consultants to tell you what to do
Strengthen employee and manager performance evaluations
towards KPIs (should include AE who does not submit KPIs)
Stop spending money on non-essential services. The city would
have MORE than enough money if they stopped paying for every
feel-good project to come down the road.
Stop bonds until you can pay employees.
show more concern for your employees
Revamp of city Accounting department.
Review of existing City programs do the same type of activies could
be consolidated
Review of products and services that business units within the City
use should be reviewed for ways of currently using applications and
products that are already purchased instead of buying new
software to do one specific task.
run electric utility as a business not a funding source for unrelated
programs
Reward departments for not using all of their budget instead of
punishing them
Requirement for General Managers to manage their departments
RE-ORGANIZE City of Austin WASTE DISPOSAL!!(@ ADMIN.
LEVEL & CUST. REPS ONLY!!-- IT'S COSTS TOO MUCH FOR
LITTLE SVCS!!(This does NOT include the actual Waste Removal
Workers!!)
Reevaluate the salaries of City of Austin employees who make
more than 100K and look into salary increases for everyone else
Reduce spending on issues directed toward unnecessary social
programs
Reduce governemnt spending
Reduce government waste
Reduce City government workforce by 10% immediately
Reduce cost of city government
reduce cost of government
Public financing of council elections
Providing better customer service from City Departments
Provide competitive salaries, and provide a clear career path for
people that work for the city. you have employees that can't be
fired, who do the minimum to stay on board, who can't be promoted
so they have no "skin in the game"..thus your workforce is
disenfranchised...
Provide better city service to neighborhoods
prioritize projects......consider relevance and need when doling out
taxpayer dollars.
poor leadership at Executive level Police Dept.
Place restrictions onto some of the silly items the council members
come up with and have more smart spending and planning instead
of "Honey Bee" subsidy programs.
Much Leaner (numbers and cost) police and fire force
Administration should facilitate not direct services
ask vendors of city and county departments to change hiring
policies to allow ex-offenders to find employment
be more productive and not waste money or resources; admit
failures in projects and move on to something else that works
more funding for rental, utilitiy assistance
more money for substance abuse treatment
More money for parks and rec. and libraries
Less government
Less government
Less Government Involvment
be practical - balance a budget
Stop giving away tax money to developers, etc.
Less powerful city government
Control spending.

Emphasize stronger controls and effeciencies for local government
Get rid of inefficient Executives within City departments.
get rid of the liberal City Council members, and put in fiscally
responsible mayor and councilmen...
get serious about eliminating waste in gov't. spending;
 be realistic and fiscally responsible.
It might be a good idea for Marc Ott to have a weekly column in the
local paper about priorities, services, and challenges in Austin
More funding for parks and libraries
Provide more funding to Parks and Recreation
Revamp of city Human Resources department, have an outside
source to analyse the work processes in city deparments and the
necessity of hired positions, implementation of reward for good
work instead of time-in-rank advancement, reduction in the
complication of firing city employees for bad behavior or poor work
performance.
Run the Austin Energy dept as if it were a business.
Stop wasting money on foo foo projects.

APD’s Association (aka union). Our police are some of the highest
paid in the country when you factor in cost of living. Our city needs
to control them better in regards to pay increases. Public Safety
already makes up more than 50% of the city’s budget. At this rate
they will bankrupt the city a few a years down the road. They should
get the same increases that all other city employees get.
Ask for grants and loans from all these companies we are giving
tax breaks to so they'll move here for these programs, have all city
employees who make over $100,000 take a 5% pay cut.
Stop the budgetary transfer from Austin Energy and be more
honest about the City's operating costs and be very careful not to
create a debt load that begins to eat away at the standard of living.
Otherwise Austin will become an elistist City where those who have
live Downtown and those who don't have live in the suburbs and
support the property values and amenities of those who live
Downtown. With our current direction we are in danger of creating
a two class City while driving an entire culture east of IH-35 out of
existence.

Take home cars would save millions in maintenance to police dept.
Be more careful about deciding business and arts subsidies
stop spending money on frivolous projects
Cut the budget
Concecntrate budget on ESSENTIAL services
eliminate commisions that are self serving
Fiscal restraint
Reduce County government - many overlapping functions in the
city/county infrastructure
Simplify City Government
stop spending on city parties
A mentality switchover to realization that admin support is the most
powerful group representing the COA. Train them as such and pay
them as such.
control spending

Cut City government employee salaries across the board by 70%
Cut frivolous spending
financial responsibility of budget,
Prioritize services and cut the fat
Prioritize spending on essentials
Reduce City spending
Reduce wasteful spending like giving away money for Solar Panels
etc
Stop giving away money to incompetant city officials/consultants
esp in these economic times
Stop paying for 'studies' from outside firms. Talk to the people that
actually do the work.
stop spending on fancy gadgets for departments
stop taking years to make decisions about things
stop wasting tax payers money
Build leadership on all levels to better interact-who can we afford to
leave out?
City Council should differentiate between "needs" and "wants"
when it spends money.
get government to spend wisely
Have city officials working toward same direction for city
Have guides for people to follow city requirements but don't have
multiple city agency and there agenda conflict with other
department statements
Hold govmt. agency's accountable for waste.

Spending in this city needs a complete overhaul. I could negotiate
better contracts than they have done. It's common sense!
stop seeking approval from everybody - take some risks
Change the way the police get their compensation agreement. Just
hire some cops at lower pay - I hear we pay more than anyone in
the state - why?
Reign in police and more carefully monitor moneys spent for
unnecessary expenses
Slash the police budget and size of force (by at least 33%)
Freeze police pay - it's eating up too much of the city budget
Cut budgets for Capital expenditures for School infrastructure by
50%
transparency on funds for incentives for busines growth




  Reduce property taxes by controlling spending better.
 gentrification/property tax reflecting porperty worth
, get rid of the hospital taxing district
 no more subsidizing development without subsidizing the
taxpayers who pay for it!
more consistent assessments of property and tax values
Keep taxes contained.
 Make property appraisals more uniform and keep property tax
reasonable for middle class budgets.
Reduce property taxes for core residents. Make the suburban folks
pay their share.
The city needs to get a better handle on budget resources--it has
been overly dependent on sales taxes
(1) lower property taxes;
  A more equitable appraisal system giving less tax abatemen to re-
locating businesses & more to homesteads of the elderly & of the
poor
The city council needs to be more fiscally conservative and keep
more money in reserve for years when sales tax and revenue is
down. The city council voted to raise property taxes in one of the
worst recessions in history when many people have lost their jobs
and are having a difficult time making ends meet.
Quit raising taxes. New people to Austin should be paying for their
share, not me.
 I own my home and yet my taxes are as high as rent.
 keep taxes low,

reduce taxes on homeowners
Institute progressive income tax to replace regressive sales and
property taxes
Lower proper taxes
Property tax breaks for those of us who don't build on every inch of
the land and preserve the green space - pervious cover left on their
lots.
reduce property taxes.
GET PROPERTY TAXES UNDER CONTROL
I'd like to see less tax breaks for big businesses unless the same
are granted to small businesses.
Stop subsidizing developers with tax dollars
avoid corporate welfare and tax subsidies

Bracketed property tax rates

cap property taxes for 5 years at a time
Cap taxable home values
change current tax reliantsystem to avoid future problems with
economic difficulties
Create Taxing districts in the poor neighborhoods that CAP the real
estate values on those that have lived there so they are not forced
to move
Cut property taxes for real
Cut taxes
Do not increase cost to the residents. Taxes too high for common
people.
Elimiate Property Taxes
equitable taxes
find a way to limit property taxes for longtime homeowners in older
central Austin homes who are being driven out because taxes are
too high.
get rid of property taxes
get the property taxes down to 1%
Keep taxes low
limit or waive property tax increases for families who have lived in
the same home for 15 (10? 20?) years
Look at property taxes they are too high
not sure how to lower taxes
Property taxes are squeezing out older Austinites. Look at more
ways to raise funds, hotel tax, fines that are collecte, something
that is fare for everyone.
reduction of property tax to homeowners
reduce property taxes for homes
Review taxing scheme for home-owners.
Segregation- stop raising the property taxes in East Austin
Stop appraising everything property values at a higher value on the
west side of austin and purposely decrease the value of the same
size house on the east side of austin
Tax Breaks for High Tech and Green
Tax incentives for next-gen businesses, not Malls
tax non-austin residents for working in austin?

Ease property taxes
Eliminate property taxes, replace by higher state sales tax rate
enough with the TAX
Ensure taxes are as low as possible
expand tax base
Make congressman lower city taxes
Not increase taxes during economic crisis.
reduce property tax burden from county/city
Reduce property taxes
reduce property taxes
Reduce Property taxes and government
reduce property taxes and increase sales tax
reduce property taxes on homes

Reduce taxes - property tax and sales taxes together is excessive
Reduce the tax burden on home owners by bringing in other
sources of revenue
Reign in the high costs of taxes
capping the amount of property taxes owners pay if they have lived
in their home for over 15 years
Consider luxury taxes to meet budgetary needs.
Cut taxes
Don't waste taxpayer's money or stupid things
Figure out how to collect taxes on State owned land and use taxes
to help fund affordable housing in the downtown area
Get property taxes under control

Give property tax exemption to people who have never had kids.
Increase "luxury item" sales tax instead of property tax
Increase school tax for smaller classes
increase the police force
Keep tax rates reasonable (< 2.25%)
keeping property taxes as low as possible
tax breaks for music venues
tax credit for planting desirable trees on single family
tax incentives for locally owned businesses
tax incentives or credits for purchasing autos that get 35 mpg or
better.
tax major company's
tax private business more, to relieve burden of home owner
tax relief to folks that are getting taxed out of their neighborhoods
tax structures to support local small businesses over the tax breaks
to lure big companies here!
stop special tax breaks and transfer of tax burden to residents
Stop running folks out of Austin with onerous taxes, building
ordinances and costs of City services
stop reneging on neighborhood planning
Stop paying large consulting contracts to change Austin
Stop pandering to the squeeky wheels
stop giving variances to condos to go higher

reduce our debt and stabilize our property taxes. Quit waiving taxes
for big business and taxing Mom and Pop our of the home of thirty
five years! Get out and stay out of the Nuclear Energy and the
associated debt, Say no to Toll Roads, hold developers responsible
for cleaning the waterways ie... Barton Springs pool...
properly fund the retirement funds
Properly compensate City Employees so the talent is retained
progressive property taxation
offer tax incentives to incoming headquarter type companies
no tax incentives for big business, they need tofund needed
repairs, parks, infrastructure
Stop spending on "consultants" and reduce taxes
No more tax breaks for businesses - lower all business taxes
across the board

Lower proeprty taxes and fees
decrease property taxes

Convince Legislature to institute statewide income tax and
drastically reduce property taxes. (Ha!) Require City staff (and
Statesman reporters) to take an intensive course in Austin history.
rework property tax system such that taxes are based on the
purchase price of the home and any improvements made on it. If
someone wants to buy a million dollar home, let them pay taxes on
a million dollar home. If a neighbor paid $35,000 for their home
thirty or forty years ago, let their tax rate reflect the price they paid,
instead of an inflated real estate market. People should be able to
stay in their homes and have money to make needed repairs, not
just scramble to pay property taxes every year.
Establish a city income tax

fix taxes /
Limit Property Tax increases to Inflation Rate.
Reduce taxes!
Tax all assets rather than just real estate--producing a lower, more
fair rate on properties
eliminate property taxes
Lower property taxes as much as possible
CHANGE TAXATION TO ALLOW LONG TIME RESIDENTS TO
STAY IN THEIR HOMES
eliminate the IRS, implement flat tax so city revenue increases
hold tax's
increase taxes - state income tax
Level off Taxes
Lower the property taxes
Lower property taxes
Lower taxes
Reduce A Lot or Eliminate Property Taxes
Tax relief at least for civil service, healthcare, elderly, workers or
families.
cut the taxes
cut waste to lower taxes
Do not allow unelected Bureaucrats making major policy decisions
without City Council input.
less property taxes
lower property taxes
Lower taxes for new business
Reduce tax abatements for historical homes
reduce taxes
Reduce taxes
switch the % of taxes on homeowners with the % of taxes on
businness
Taxes
Alternatives to funding so much through property tax
Better balance business and personal property taxes
Control property taxes - the city can do this by limiting speculators
that are buying up properties inmy neighborhood.
Control property taxes by exploring taxing equity strategies
Control taxes with something more than homestead (which I claim
but doesn't help)
Create neighborhood taxing districts to divert some property tax
money to neighborhood parks.
Elimate/reduce property tax/opt for sales tax
Eliminate Property Taxes
Reduce taxes
Reduce taxes

Find a revenue program other than sales or property tax. The city
needs the money to build for growth but we need it to make sense.
How to ease property tax burden for residents

It seems that the more we stack things on top on another the more
the land prices go up - which means my taxes go up. Just leave
existing neighbohoods alone - leave them like the are. Big new
houses in older neighborhoods drive low income folks out.
Lower property Taxes
Lower Property Taxes
lower property taxes
Lower property taxes, incentives for first time home buyers
Lower taxes
lower taxes
Lower taxes
lower taxes for large businesses so they will want to come here to
Austin
Lower taxes, city and school.
Lower taxes.
lower taxes/help real estate market so that people can buy homes
at reasonable cost
limit tax increases to population+inflation
MAKE TAX SPENDING MORE EFFICIENT
make tax tables equal to personal property and industries
Manage city spending as much as possible to help keep taxes
down
more sales taxes if needed
property taxation is so high-we need efficient but intelligent
management
raise taxes to do all the above; do not borrow if possible
Re-examination of property taxes at local and state level
Stablize property Tax - mine goes up 10% every year and I don't
get a 10% raise that is for sure!
Start a city tax to create better social services
Stop corporate welfare. A low tax rate for all is the only incentive
we should offer
Tax American companies who move shop over seas.




More emphasis on basic city services,
Build amd maintain ALL infrastructure including roads and stop
waisting money on "feel good" projects.

 centralize planning and force developers to pay their fair share of
infrastructure improvements that must accompany development.

  Lengthen days and hours paid for by better utilization of facilities.
     Solar rebates should not have been given to the rich - everyone
needs the cost of our utilities to go down and using dollars for high
dollar solar installations did not touch the people who need their
utilities to go down.
Build all future utility lines underground, and move toward making
all utility lines underground. It's costly up front, but will save money
in the long run.
Bury utilities on all new const. ie. UT west campus. amazingly
pedestrian unfriendly.
Current utility fees are too expensive, and the are continuing to go
up.
invest city capital more strongly in infrastructure like parks,
wastewater, water, and electric utility
The elderly should also be able to get discounts through the city
utility company.
make commercial property owners and developers pay their fair
share rather than the onus almost entirely falling on the shoulders
of residential property owners;
Bring a business focus back to the electric utility - reestablish
balance
Come up with a generation plan that will cover our peak load and
that the city can use to sell energy and capacity with.

Continue to grow Austin's infustrcture by building modern
water/electric services, which allow the city to raise extra revenue
without having to raise taxes. Its a brilliant idea to continue that.
Do not build a new water treatment plant---encourage corporations
and citizens to conserve water--don't give access to more water.
Not a sustainable model.
Don't even CONSIDER closing Fayette or other cost effective
energy sources
Drainage
Improve utility infrastucture, ie power plants, streets, piping,
tranmission lines, drainage, etc.
lower utilities for elderly
Make Austin Energy contribute to energy relief for truly low income
folks.
make utilities competitive
Need for a business oriented CEO at Austin Energy
New property tax system
RE-ORGANIZE the City of Austin Energy @ ADMIN. LEVEL AND
its EXTREMELY RUDE Customer Svc. REPS.!!

We need another power plant (shutting down Holly cut our ability to
make money) A power plant should be built at the coast which will
support a desalinazation plant that we can pipe up here. I have
read a fully study that was cunducted in 2000 for san antonio which
showed it was a feasible project. This would bring in jobs al over
the state (temporary and permanent) along with getting other cities
along the line envolved.
We should be fiscally responsible on each item Council has to
approve
Lower utilities
Encourage nuclear power development
reduce utility rates
Open up utility availability to other companies for competition




Code enforcement
Enforce existing city ordinances
enforce existing regulations intended to protect public health,
safety, and welfare




Eliminate the McMansion Ordinance!! If I buy property, I should be
able to do what I want with it within reason
Develop reasonable development standards that are specific to
neighborhoods - McMansion is no longer relevant as the
marketplace & financing have collapsed
Stop the practice of over regulating the use of private property. If a
property owner wants to cut down every tree on their property - IT'S
THEIR PROPERTY!
stop enacting OPPRESSIVE energy ordinances like ECAD
Repeal the smoking ordinance
relax the development code
Re-examine SOS in light of property rights and lack of county
authority to regulate land use
Reduce fees and restrictions on development - permit review fees,
McMansion
begin a process of examining all regulation with the intent of
rescinding as much as possible
Reign in restrictions on remodeling within city limits; raise the
impervious cover area - do away with McMansion
Loosen building ordinances

Reduce government intrusion into free market at all levels -- city,
county, state -- look to US Constitution for guidance as to proper
role of government




Design review on new development and remodeling permits
stricter building/development policies
Stricter zoning along lakefront/near Barton Springs/in the hills
outside of town
Actively enforce codes on the books
create laws that require that downtown developer provide
pedestrian access to all right of ways and don't interfear with
regular traffic patterns during construction.
code enforcement
Develop building codes that slow down growth
Holding developers accountable to zone restrictions voted for by
Austin citizens

It seems like there are two Austins: west (and north) and east (and
south); codes, etc. should be enforced equally in all parts of the city
Implement consistent minimum standards for new development
zoning should use a form based code
Look at development using the metric impervious cover per capita,
not impervious cover per acre. The former leads to efficient land
use, the latter to sprawl.
strict building codes emphasizing sustainability
emphasize quality over growth
require all new development to have trails,sidewalks, etc.
Require developers to include open space, including off-leash dog
space, in their plans
Place affordable rental rates requirements on developers
Reduce nightime light-pollution by ordinance
regulate development by directing it
general accomodation for Austin's growth
 (5) Simplify the Development Code and bring it up to date. There
are so many overlays to reference every time you want to make an
adjustement to your commercial property that it discourages small
business from making the investment of time and money to
improve their assets.

 3. Fund a new FTE reporting directly to the City Manager whose
sole purpose is to review proposed ordinances or modifications to
existing ordinances and provide a written report to council on its
financial impact to development cost. Additionally, this individual
would be responsible for researching for unintended consequences
or inconsistencies as it relates to proposed or modified ordinances.
  I also think that some balanced needs to be placed on the
environmental concerns so they don't make life more expensive
(and reduce affordability).
simplify development rules eliminate overlapping / conflicting
regulations
  DO NOT strangle creative development with unreasonable
green/environmental measures
2. incentives for both builders and residents to live downtown
(property tax reductions, etc)
quit approving so many high rises without adding public services &
traffic solutions
Quit building useless high rise condos that no one can afford.
 create a strategy for appropriately growing and creation of
good/complementary design standards
TOP PRIORITY: Align our whole transportation infrastructure
needs in the planning process, rather than treating hwys,
sidewalks, bike lanes and transit as separate things that aren't
related. Invest in SIDEWALKS for the young and elderly. More
LOW-income housing (even lower than affordable housing
standards) to replace the stock that has vanished and been built
over with mid/high-income housing in formerly poor neighborhoods.
Create a model that estimates the actual need (1-yr need, 3-yr
need, 5 yr-need and 10-yr need) for NEW development, and only
allow enough housing development to meet that demand --- do this
as a way of mitigating the amount that we spend on new
transportation infrastructure.
 less condos PLEASE.
  Code clean up: Austin needs to look at its Land Development
Code and do some housekeeping to clarify confusing and fill in
missing text. Rather than trying to satisfy one interest group at a
time with Overlays, the Code should unify similar legislation.
Protect historic structures by actively promoting and assisting
creation of more historic districts and including stronger language
to protect historic structures and streetscapes in the Commercial
Design Standards and other areas of the Code. Protect the unique
character of Central Area neighborhoods and small business
districts by stepping up and streamlining the Neighborhood Plan
process and by pro-actively not allowing inappropriate development
on the edges of residential or small business areas. Austin should
not adopt the ROMA Downtown Plan which seeks to drastically
increase the FARs for downtown properties. Nothing could be
worse for Austin than to out-build actual demand downtown or allow
a development pattern that threatens historic properties and
streetscapes. Higher FARs will also lead to a heat bank effect that
will negatively impact the climate, ecology, and quality of life within
We need to look at the big picture, make a plan, and stick to it
unless there are really compelling reasons to change it.
stronger growth plan for housing and other commercial options
along major transit corridors
Consider adopting form-based codes, at least in central city.

plan, plan, plan, implementation, implementation, implementation.
simplify zoning/ land-use controls (less micromanagement)


Take zoning ordinances seriously and quit giving variances.
Use common sense, inforce the rules on the books or take them
off.
City needs to collaboratively focus on how to improve our city, not
just dictate changes that might benefit one area and harm another.
Again, there is a lack of leadership.
Pro-active ordinance enforcement throughout the city, clean-up all
ROWs (ie, trash pickup, mowing, commercial signage).

less red tape for development (a lot of it just runs up costs but
doesn't stop development), controlling development costs allow
affordable housing, but at the same time protect the enironment,
  Improve the process for development, especially infill to help
avoid urban sprawl.

minimize the debate, let's let our decisions be our decisions and act
on them timely, let's recognize that Austin is a desirable place to
live so people are going to move here and we have to plan for such
~ transportation improvements, utility improvements, new
developments, etc. and eliminate the NO GROWTH mind set
decide now , stop putting off difficult decisions. Austin has dropped
the ball on highway planning because of lack of decisions. take a
stand & stick with it.
Create this new vision for Austin and stick to it. Make it so future
elected leaders (who kotow to both special interests and squeaky
wheels) HAVE to stick to the plan.
Show some spine in this plan - decide what we're going to all
accept to make us all better off, and then stick to it.
 reasonable zoning.
less regulation,

Cross check existing ordinances when developing new ordinances
Run a strong government system in terms of clearly-defined
policies and laws that are clearly and openly communicated and not-
quite-rigidly adhered to.
Pass more stringent ordinances regarding development and
subsidizing development.
Create a plan and implement it. Implementation is crucial. The
ARA audit just revealed that the City does a poor job of
implementing visions despite spending millions crafting them.
Even if this means adding FTEs to support implementation, I would
support it.

Regulatory consistency. Require that every ordinance change
assess the costs of the change to the community by assessing the
impact on overall affordability (not just "affordabel housing").Stop
making constant changes to City rules for the benefit of every
constituency that has na issue to push.
Stick to providing for the basics until Austin wins the lottery. Use
local experts as consultants.
Also, let's hire additional code compliance officers to enforce the
city's ordinances already in place, such as 10-2-1.
put a 'hard' stop on density projects until there is a plan to guide
furture developments, based on what is there and what will be
required to maintain the quality of life that we talk about...the
character of Austin

Rules for development that are clear and fair. Extending
opportunities to disadvantaged areas (City Council embraces New
Urbanism and good planning design, but these favor the well-off).
Clear vision for future growth in SH 130 corridor - I would suggest
identifying areas for nucleaic developments/mini-city centers).
plan future TODs and specify the skeleton as to how the adjacent
land uses should develop around them.
stricter development policies,
A well-prepared comprehensive plan that gives direction for
everything else;
Move forward with the East Riverside Coridor Planning.
Completely rewrite the land development code as it actually
impedes smart growth, mixed use, common sense decision
making.
City leadership and department heads need to completely rework
how we finance and update public infrastructure. Invest in key
corridors over strategic stretches, not just wait for private sector to
redevelop one property at a time.
The ideas are already out there - light rail/commuter rail; mixed use
developments; affordable housing. They just need to be
IMPLEMENTED!
Do not infill any more until there is a coherent traffic plan and
water plan.

Better planning for infrastructure maintenance & new construction
 2) have a responsible staff person's contact information posted in
a visible area ON THE PROPERTY
WE NEED TO LIVE UP TO OUR POTENTIAL AND OUR VALUES--
THIS IS NOT HAPPENING. A CHAOTIC ABSENCE OF LONG
RANGE PLANNING AND TOO GREAT OF AN EMPHASIS UPON
MONEY (SUCH AS THE EVER PRESENT DESIRE FOR EXPANDING
THE TAX BASE) RULE THE DAY....

WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE APPLY ZONING ZONING
SHOULD *NOT* BE THE SAME FOR ALL PARTS OF TOWN
ZONING (AND ALLOWABLE DENSITIES, HEIGHTS, ETC)
SHOULD DEPEND ON THE DISTANCE FROM THE CENTER OF
THE CITY. RESIDENTIAL ZONING SHOULD BE DIFFERENT
IN THE SUBURBS THAN IT IS IN THE URBAN CORE.

We need a real, true, and thoughtfully created plan that is based on
true economics (does development in Austin pay for itself? the
numbers say that it does not -- the real costs get passed on in
many ways to unsuspecting citizens who do not receive a
commensurate and offsetting benefit from that development).
Austin needs to grow up. We need a plan that isn't driven by how
many "top ten" lists the city can get itself on. We need to stop
letting out-of-state developers strong-arm the City into building
things that are beneficial for the developers but are of great cost to
the city. The City needs to stop being an arm of private developers.
Stronger historic preservation - incorporate historic structures and
landscapes in the city's future development.
stop annexing bedroom communities in the hinterlands, focus of
providing services for current austin residents.

somehow, city government and leadership need to have more
respect for and the desire to preserve the buildings and venues that
make austin unique. seems like everytime I become fond of a
building or facility in town, it gets torn down. I keep expecting to
drive by the Austin Power Plant one day, the most interesting and
beautiful building in austin, and find that it's been demolished or
barely recognizable, buried beneath a condominium tower.
Plan. Enforce the plan. Make your developers bend to your plan
rather than begging them for half-assed road improvements. I
don't understand why the city bargains from a position of
weakness. People want to be here.
Neighborhood plans must be respected in the comp plan - if they
are not, then planning in Austin has no credibility (including the
comp plan).
honor all City Council decisions related to the FLUM,
help everyday people navigate palnnign and zoning process. it is
weighted havily infavor of developer and those who have extensive
knowledge of the codes.

1. The Land Development Code should be strictly enforced, not
used as a jumping off place for negotiations; variances should be
an extreme exception, not the rule, and require a super-majority
vote of Council. This is especially true in the Town Lake area - the
lake must remain a public amenity for all Austinites.
invisible infrastructure upgrades

Actual analysis & coordination of ongoing practical efforts to
implement goals per the "Comprehensive Plan" _. Perhaps even
attempt some specific analysis of what trends or decisions will not
achieve the goals.If that is done, there may be some codification
that can be crafted, actually requiring some sort of accountability in
a land use or other approval process beyond what is provided by
code now. If we're serious about defining the future & how to get
there, the Comprehensive Plan has to be reliable, with serious,
thoughtful & thoroughly vetted consideration for amending or
changing that commitment with various peripheral but impacting
governmental decisions.
Retaining, integrating our City's naturally & physically existing
nature, character & value of the elements that have defined us as a
good place to live, work & recreate. To consider &
balance/preserve/protect/incentivize whatever policy decisions that
will necessarily "mandate" impact, change or new direction in what
exists: _ identifying/analyzing/resolving inherent negative impacts
before moving head first into a "grand new day" of urban/suburban
sustainability. If the cart cannot come behind the horse, at least
make sure the cart, in our zeal, does not create an impenetrable
wall in front of the horse: Practical resolution of issues created by
policy implementation must be tracked for accountability for
achieving the goals.

In government approval processes for land use, development &
impact must be tracked for accountability to the plan & the policies
that drive it: as informational contexts to the public & decision
makers at the time proposals are made/decisions are made. Bring
the LDC provisions for a public review process, "interested party",
etc. (plus include as available, accessible Public Information ) back
to the spirit of the principle that generated codification of the
procedural inclusion of public review. Through code or
amendment to the City Charter, reflect & articulate the 'absolutes'
that are accepted as consensus community priorities for
comprehensive planning or a comprehensive plan, including
environmental imperatives; & perhaps existing nature & character
that gives Austin value as far as that can be reasonably but
meaningfully defined by law. This would include the processes to
officially change such "absolutes".
government that works better and is more transparent
Improve with the weaknesses and try to use the city money
properly.
follow through with community planning.
Above all, create consistency and transparency in the building and
development process.
Development guidelines that balance modernity, progress, and
tradition.
1) make developers actually pay for funding development of the
Austin culture that makes their projects feasible --fund trails and
alternative transportation that will carry people to/from their
developments, no waivers of and appropriate fees for
parks/watersheds/etc., and pay for exceeding set regulations, like
airspace if they want to go beyond set height limitations.
CONTINUE CAREFUL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SO
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IS MINIMIZED (GREEN BUILDINGS,
ETC.)
Ensure that planning looks far out at all of the issues and ensures
sustainability and liveability(natural resource needs, social service
needs, infrastructure needs)
Create problem-solving staff position for DAC and especially for
new small businesses.
Get control of the signage department that has run amok with too
much signage which is resulting in serious visual pollution (eg ck
out traffic circle on Riverside in front of long center and the signage
response to new parking meters which was supposed to cut down
on unsightly stuff)
Start considering the actions of city management - that promote
growth.
J) Seek ways to develop regional policies/alliances/agreements
that will allow cities to collectively grow without competition leading
to poor planning. For example, rather than competing with
neighbors to see who can give the most incentives and tax rebates
to retail and other developers, we may be able to create regional
agreements favor municipalities economically
Continued awareness and action re: urban planning for the whole
region
Stop these crazy developers that seem to have bought the city
council and/or staff. We are lining developers pockets while the
city itself suffers.
Simplify the land development code.
+ Stricter building codes and enforcement of historic structure
ordinances.
planning in the ETJ that supports residential and commercial
growth, protects the environment and does not turn one area of the
county into an industrial wasteland
Increase the speed with which citizens can receive permits through
better communication/education about the processes and
increasing online services;
Continue to hold these kinds of meetings helping neighborhoods
work together to help the city; retain and support all literacy
initiatives for families and adults and people for whom English is a
second language
develop a plan to address quality of life for those that do not live in
the downtown area or soco.
building regulations should be strictly adhered to
Strengthen the Board of Adjustment and Historical Landmark
Commissions.

We need comprehensive plan to save the historic parts of Austin
which make it feel good, such as the warehouse district.
development guidleines should be stricter
We can require any new developments to give more to the City as I
believe Denver has done. We're doing well and we can strongly
promote measure to preserve the environment and allow people to
sustain themselves materially, create strong communities, and
express themselves culturally.
develop some sort of screening of developments that looks at the
design and planning and how it could impact the future of the area.
Curtail public policies which increase the cost of living and reduce
individual property rights.
Institute a moratorium on mall-building – this one idea would do
much to keep Austin from deteriorating.
A plan for growth and adequate oversight.
For instance, ZAP (or Planning) Commissioners should use their
roles appropriately and question Staff's recommendations
especially when given legal reasons to do so (speaking of non-
Zoning cases when no latitude is given).
Regulations that provide incentives to cluster development in a
more creative, pedestrian friendly manner, even where VMU is not
appropriate.
more aggressive development standards
Create a basic, standard set of housing codes and building
requirements and stick to them, make sure your requirements are
reasonable, rational and are able to be implemented in the real
world, hire competent and adequate inspectors, make the permit
process MUCH smoother,
Focus on re-development rather than new development, including
public projects to improve/environmentally update old structures,
especially for low-income homeowners
Zone the city with urban/downtown districts in many areas.
encourage re-development of exisiting (and low quality) housing
over further development of green and open space.
regional planning to protect the green spaces and encourage
development in the urban corps
Implementing a comprehensive plan that deals with growth and
housing prices in an intelligent manner.
develop a reasonable growth plan
A comprehensive development plan that attempts to balance some
of the current excesses.
make developers pay real fees, not just chump change, so that
they pay their way with such things as increased public safety
measures
More controlled development.
Establish a real economic sustainability matrix that defines the real
costs to taxpayers for any new development project that exceeds
base zoning costs, including infrastructure and utility costs,
including traffic impacts, increases in loss of direct sunlight, noise,
light, and carbn and particulate pollution.
take our natural resources into consideration in planning.
set up zoning to encourage more walkable, more densely
populated regions in the city (South Burnet Road, Airport Blvd)
along with more affective public transportation between them
Ensure that new development takes into account the affect on
traffic in neighborhoods.
Create Local Historic Districts on your own initiative (create a REAL
Historic Preservation Office)

Development in the Del Valle area, i.e., commercial development
such as grocery stores, retail outlets, restaurants, daycare learning
center, recreational centers for the youth, etc.
Regional cooperation on solving meta-issues, so we get good
regional transit, better air quality, etc.
Take off unnecessary costs of land development through belt and
suspender development codes.
Revise all city environmental policies based on the most recent and
up to date information/research.
(4) Drastically increase funding (and, therefore, training) for basic
city services such as building permitting, code enforcement, animal
control, parks, libraries, street maintenance, as long as these
increases are directed to the public interest, not to the support of
some particular developer.
Balance between preservation and growth.
Streamline city government, accountability and more of a customer
focus
+ Improve relationships with surrounding cities, counties and rural
areas.
Shut down the Austin chamber of Commerce, dismantle r re-
purpose the City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment
department.
4) Unified economic development strategy from Chamber, DAA,
Council, et al.
(3) Routinely cross-train employees so that the employees's
responsibilities may be rotated to meet shifting needs of city
government.
2) We must focus on a strong land use and transportation
strategies: much stronger performance on integration, TDM, more
design elements, strategic investments
continue to foster public-private enterprises
(1) Reorganize city attorney's office to provide proactive legal
advice by competent, experienced attorneys to reshape current
haphazard city procedures, so that they will stand up in later legal
challenges, rather be reactive to developer or neighborhood legal
challenges. Continue to support the litigator's . Create a separate
City Council Attorney's office to advise city council.
Better communications between all the wonderful non-profits
offering services to the homeless, ill, abused, battered children and
under educated Austinites.
Allow City to become more business-oriented instead of being led
by small groups of noisy people.

a true visionary plan for Austin's future
Better planning - anticipatory and preventative measures rather
than reactionary. When the city began "courting" big businesses to
move into the area, planning for the increased traffic and people
movement issues should have begun at that time, not after
Better planning by our city for growth.
Change Land Use Laws - Lower min Lot width to less than 50'
Create a land development code that supports a community vision
for the future

european planning principles should be considered/implemented
establish neighborhood plans in every neighborhood, to help
coordinate growth across the city
firm master plan with teeth and support
Form zoning/planning committees that understand the impact of
too much big box
Form-based codes along the corridors to allow for more density in
areas outside of downtown

Integral plan on in which direction sections of Austin should develop
Look at every regulation, Ordinance and Neighborhood Plan more
closely and the impact it is going to have to the public.
money for planning department
Require the Council approved Neighorhood Plans be part of the
new Comprehensive Plan, not just overwritten

respect the hard work that goes into providing neighborhood plans
When plans are made for changes in travel times, consider people
coming from South Austin also.

Develop a comp plan that can be implemented effectively
bring together the real estate development community (those who
profit from land) and the planning community (those for the smart
growth of cities) in a summit
building variances, economic incentives should be more rare
exceptions.
City planning seems to be stop gap rather than plan ahead
Create a job that is a liason between permit applicants and the city
Eliminate the bueraucracy in city hall and get things done more
quickly.
Emphasize neighborhood planning
don't allow the minority interests over power all other interests
Don't forget the past deals that city made with citizens
EFFECTIVE implementation of transportation planning
Implement better methods of informing the community about
impending construction projects

Include diverse citizen representatives in planning process as much
as possible; maybe develop a diverse citizen-based advisory group
from volunteers who could serve on a rotating basis
increased preservation planning
keep zoning strong, not political
Let every Neighborhood Association contribute a plan for how it
wants its neighborhood to look in 30 years.
utilize area city leaders and staff in future planning process
Urban planning
Think about the future growth and plan for it!!
Take neighborhood polls for the types of development that the
community would like to see and use and then push the developers
into building it.
Take Citizen/Contact team information and feedback to heart. The
residence in the area do know what is best for the area.
sustanability/systemic thinking for planning with true plan with
public engagement methods
Solicit input from neighborhood groups, ethnic groups, power
players, experts to address the issue.
quit cutting corners on the budget / robbing one are to provide for
another

Protect the zoning ordinances that are in place.
planned development
plan for the future, don't let the future plan us. layout the planning
now, not 25 years from now when it's too late.
open decision making
no all-or-none buy-in for neighborhood design standards, with
developers stymieing the process

Allow neighborhoods more say with what happens in their backyard
More community forums on planning in language people
understand
Becoming a City that believes in follow-through on its projects.
money/funding for neighborhood association projects ala Seattle
Minimize lobbyist involvement in city issues
More input from all school districts in city government
More outreach/Information about proposed land permits to
communities affected
don't wait 30+ years to update the city comprehensive plan,
continually monitor and react to the changing strengths and
weaknesses
Ensure the comp plan reflects community needs and values and
not the tight agendas of a few. Set metrics for implementation and
enforce

More community input into political decisions. We have attempted
for years to protect the views of the Capitol. Seemingly overnight
hight rise condominiums were approved without regard to views,
downtown traffic or adequate parking for the increased population.
Growth should be planned.

People who live in the back of neighborhoods will oppose opening
them, but with a comprehensive plan it could be accomplished.
Plans should be started 5 to 10 yrs. before they are implemented -
otherwise they are outdated or obsolete by the time they are
finished. Don't sweat the small stuff.
Promote regional visioning and intergovernmental cooperation (e.g.
Envision Central Texas)
Reduce number of commissions Eliminate design review
commission

Beef up City-provided neighborhood advocacy so that
neighborhoods have fulltime people working on their behalf, too.
(Good start already on this one; just need to multiply exponentially.)
Revisit planning for East Austin growth and development.


Spend more time on big, long-term issues (comprehensive
planning) and less on minutia of individual zoning cases, etc.
Thinking regionally for land use, transportation and all
infrastructure.

When decisions are necessary, make the decision and get to work
on them....stop trying to get re-elected as leaderships #1 priority.
We have lost lots of visionaries and people capable of planning
long term goals due to the lack of listening, honoring or supporting
their ideas. Then, over and over, we start back at the drawing
board, making short term mistakes and never being able to put a
plan in force and following through with it.
Use out side of the box thinking in conflicting situations. Often staff
put the two sides against each other when there are zoning or other
issues. Help them to work collaborativly on solutions that work for
all. We use to have a conflict resolution office that mediated public
policy disputes. Bring back that department. It was a fantastic
program.


This city has a lot of work to do in leading the way to better mobility.
The enhancement of mobility will lead to greater economic power
and tourism draw. Enough good things have been done like the
airport, Town Lake Trail, City Hall, 2nd Street and more to show the
City has the capability. Perhaps the City ought to identify
benchmarks of excellence to serve as lightposts for future plans.
Austin is a good place to live, but we need to do more to make sure
that Austin is the place that we profess to be. We are not as
progressive as we think that we are. There is plenty of room for
improvement.
The comprehensive planning effort needs a global perspective like
Envision Central Texas but also a sub regional perspective.
Suburban growth dominates the region but financial resources are
focused on the CBD. While the CDB (and Austin) certainly needs
redevelopment, concurrent sprawl in the suburbs without
developing nodes of employment fails to create a critical mass for
tax base and more efficient land use in the suburbs. The
consequence has been the explosion of traffic but without the funds
to build roads from south and west Austin communities to say
nothing about environmental constraints to improve those roads.
Specifically 2222, 2244, 360, 290, and soon Buda and Kyle.
Without a regional vision (like ECT) and subregional plans towards
implementation this effort will fail to address our needs. Without
addressing a comprehensive rewrite of Austin's Land Development
Code, staff is put in the untenable position of enforcing conflicting
codes or not doing their job. Developers and even homeowners
then are forced to "go to Council" to get a variance or pay a lot of

create a plan for the future population growth
Actually follow neighborhood/comprehensive plans and enacted
regulations.
allow neighborhoods to plan vision for their hoods in the next 20
years
careful, thoughtful planning without allowing bureaucratic process
to interfere too much
City changes should not over-ride defined neighborhood plans
Come up with a master plan for Austin downtown development.
Have a clear comprensive plane which establishes definite and
enforceable limits on development
have the city planner drive the neighborhoods before they approve
building permits to see if the project is really a good fit for the
community
Plan carefully for controlled, non-incentivized growth.
acknowledge areas of poor performance and work on it
Convert ALL City Pensions to defined contribution.
Form Based Code
Green slant on master planning
revisit planning and zoning commission and restructure
Strategic planning
Better city planinnig
develop plan that includes a infrastructure that will support future
growth
implement long range plans rather than shelving them

Use the above resource analysis to do real planning for the future.
Eliminate some of the political decision making
Give county government more power
Give county government more power
metro government (combine city and county)
Give COA employees on-going and powerful training on high
quality communication w/customers
Use the planning process to unify a City plan NOT to Balkanize the
City




revamp the City of Austin's website...it's impossible to navigate and
find what you're looking for

City wide free broadband service

city system upgrades
city-wide wi-fi. Connections always
make information technology affordable/available to all
offer cheap Wifi to people inside city limits ($15)per month
Better use of internet

Better use of telecommunication for meetings instead of employees
needing to drive all around the city. This cost the city in milage
reimbursements, pollution and productive time lost on the road.
Better Planning of space allocation to keep groups together that
work in conjunction with each other. Planning new projects and
existing O&M with the workforce constraints in mind. Better ROI
on projects should be proven and not just "sold" to citizens.

fiber to home inititive with or without google
free wifi- I thought we used to have that but I can never find it
A big effort should be made to pitch ourselves to be one of the first
cities to receive super-fast trunk broadband and 4G wireless
service.
city-wide wifi affordable for lower incomes
increase use of social media and web resources for 2 way
communication
Objectively distribute city services (like libraries) instead of giving
them to neighborhoods that are influential.
Reduce government
. Provide monetary incentives for day care providers that meet
certain standards.
3. Get Austin out of the electric utility business.
 Public investment in sidewalks, burying power lines, streetscape
improvements, pocket parks.
There are always discussions surrounding the above issues we
need policies and action!

It is said that the success of a city is based on three separate
critical functions – the creation of sacred space, the provision of
basic security, and the host for a commercial market. But in order
to do that you need to have a better multi-year plan than has been
presented in past years. Our “sacred spaces” are dwindling and
crime is still prevalent… so, the only good thing still going for Austin
is our commercial market which seems to be fairing well.

 4) have neighborhood matching program for sidewalks AND
maintain the sidewalks that already exist - drive along Dessau and
you can barely tell there is a sidewalk because of the tall weeds
Stop shutting down the main streets of downtown every other day
for any rinky-dink frat party or parade or protest that anybody
comes up with money to pay for.

3. The city and county should work with TCAD to ensure that
commercial property owners are paying their fair share of taxes.
reality check for city an county expenditures
The City's Legal Dept is not a judge, they provide legal counsel
only; if commissioners have reason to doubt that legal counsel,
then they should know they have the authority to do so by not only
Local Government Code, but also by