Join us for our second fundraiser of the year! With your help, we will be able to collect the much needed funds that will allow us to host fun community events for you all!
Tuesday, October 2nd MOD Pizza, 1920 E. Riverside Dr. 10:30am - 10pm
***Please let the cashier know you are there to support Friends of Riverside ATX.
Second Annual Friends of Riverside ATX Block Party Join us for a fun day full of activities: free beer, food trucks, live music, pumpkin carving, art workshop, face painting, petting zoo, games and more!
Saturday, October 20th
2015 E. Riverside Dr. (Next to Come and Take It Live)
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Capital Metro has a new plan to help you avoid traffic. It's called Project Connect, and it will make getting around the region a lot easier. Come learn more at their next community conversation on Wednesday, October 3 from 6-8pm at Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove Blvd. Austin, 78741.
EROC (East Riverside and Oltorf Combined) Contact Team Malcolm Yeatts, President of the EROC Contact team and champion of Country Club Creek, has shared some information about Parkland Dedication fees generated in the East Riverside area:
Parkland Dedication Fees are paid by new apartment complexes so that future residents can enjoy parks close to where they live. That was the original intention of this ordinance, but the Parks Department later changed the rules to allow these fees to be spent anywhere. The spreadsheet below shows that almost half of the Parkland Dedication Fees generated in the EROC area were spent, or are planned to be spent, outside of the Park Planning Area 12, which includes EROC. There is a property on Ben White that includes the headwaters springs of Country Club Creek that the city could buy.
Malcolm is now asking for our support in emailing the following people to ask that a combination of Watershed Protection money and the remaining Park Planning Area 12 Parkland Dedication Fees be used to buy this environmentally critical property. The Council District 3 appointee to the Parks Board is Michael Casias.
The Council District 3 appointee to the Environmental Commission is Pam Thompson.
The email addresses of all of the Parks Board members are on this city site.
To send an email to District 3 Councilmember Renteria, click on this link.
To send an email to all Council members, click on this link.