Central Texas Environmental Policy Events for June 22-28, 2009
What is this? For those interested in environmental policy at the local level, this post enumerates all of this week’s meetings having an effect on environmental policy. Please attend as many as you can and help move the green agenda forward!
MONDAY: The City Council will hold a swearing-in ceremony in the afternoon and a party (with WC Clark!) in the evening.
MONDAY: The Save Barton Creek Association will hear an update on the Austin Clean Water Program.
TUESDAY: Travis County will issue a resolution of support for a project to deliver water from the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer (Burleson Co) to Eastern Travis County.
TUESDAY: The Capital Area Workforce Board will host an informational meeting about the Pecan Street Project and how you can get involved.
TUESDAY: The Planning Commission looks at the ordinance to tighten up the water quality pond standards, considers historic zoning for Walter Long/Janet Fish’s homestead, and hears two controversial PUD applications, South Shore and The Park.
TUESDAY: The Parks and Recreation Commission hears a recommendation on cleaning up the abandoned landfill behind the Toys R Us at 360/Lamar.
WEDNESDAY: CTRMA holds its first meeting with its new Chairman Ray Wilkerson.
WEDNESDAY: The Austin-Bastrop River Corridor Partnership Meeting meets to discuss the future of the river corridor east of Longhorn Dam and in Bastrop County.
WEDNESDAY: The Austin Neighborhoods Council hosts Greg Meszaros from the Austin Water Utility and Bill Bunch from SOS to speak on water infrastructure and conservation.
THURSDAY: The Austin Environmental Community holds an EcoChange Exchange forum to welcome in the new City Council and educate them about our environmental priorities.
THURSDAY: The local CNU chapter holds a one-day forum on “Great Public Spaces”
THURSDAY: The City of Austin will present the draft East Riverside Corridor Draft Plan and take citizen feedback.
THURSDAY: Travis County talks about the Lege session and how it went (HINT: not very well).
SATURDAY: Is the cedar responsible for the ills of the Hill Country? Elizabeth McGreevy hosts a presentation in Dripping Springs to explain the good and bad of ash junipers.