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Council members Tovo and Martinez Sponsor Rental Registration Ordinances on November 21st Council Agenda

Council member Tovo and Council member Martinez are sponsoring three separate rental registration pilot program ordinances and related evaluation program.  Each ordinance covers a specific area of the City: the North Austin Civic Association and Rundberg area; the East Riverside/Oltorf area; the Central Austin Neighborhood Planning Advisory Committee, Northfield and Hyde Park neighborhoods They do […]

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We Have a Third Stop Stealth Dorms Champion

On Tuesday November 5th Council Member Kathie Tovo joined Council Member Mike Martinez and Council Member Chris Riley in sponsoring a resolution to lower occupancy limits (6 to 4 11) in single-family neighborhoods. The resolution requests City Staff to initiate an occupancy reduction ordinance for the Council to consider by January 30th and to continue the […]

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We Have a Second Stop Stealth Dorms Champion

On Friday, Council Member Chris Riley, in a meeting with members of our coalition, affirmed he would join Council Member Mike Martinez in asking the Council to pass a resolution to lower occupancy limits (from 6 to at least 4) in single-family neighborhoods. Doing so will substantially reduce the financial incentives of stealth dorm developers to […]

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We Have A Stop Stealth Dorms Champion

We have a Stop Stealth Dorms champion! We applaud Council member Mike Martinez for affirming in a recent meeting with members of our coalition that he will ask the Council to pass a resolution to lower occupancy limits (from 6 to at least 4) in single-family neighborhoods.  Doing so will substantially reduce the financial incentives […]

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Action Required on Harris Avenue Stealth Dorms

The City has approved building permits for the duplex buildings at 720 and 722 Harris Ave, and construction has already started.  The duplex building at 718 Harris is substantially complete, but no leasing sign has been posted. This is effectively an 18-bedroom multifamily project in a single family neighborhood. The City has not required Cutsinger […]

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Read Stealth Dorms Q & A and Rental Registration Q & A To Learn More

Learn more about Stealth Dorms at our Stealth Dorm Q & A, and how Rental Registration works at our Rental Registration Q & A.

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Harris Avenue Update

Cutsinger Custom Homes is in the process of completing for Kevin Cutsinger and Ross Cole the first of three planned dorm duplexes on Harris Avenue across from Lee Elementary School.  Each duplex will house a minimum of six unrelated individuals with proposed parking for 18 vehicles in the alley behind what is effectively a small apartment […]

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Rental Registration Update — Thank Carl Smart

The Austin City Council recently passed two resolutions relating to rental registration.  The first was offered by Council Member Spelman, and it calls for the City Manager to initiate Code amendments for stiffer penalties for repeat violators of public health and safety codes and to require certain repeat offenders to register with the City.  The […]

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Victory on Stealth Dorms Resolution at ANC and More Action Needed

Congratulations to everyone who helped craft the Stop Stealth Dorms Resolution presented to the Austin Neighborhood Council (ANC) on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, especially Mike Wong and the Northfield Neighborhood Association. It was a big victory, but our work doesn’t stop there. Council Member Kathy Tovo attended Wednesday’s meeting. She witnessed the citywide support to […]

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What the Neighbors Are Saying

Let your voice be heard. Sign our petition to let us know what you think. OUR VOICES “This is happening in my neighborhood. I have two young boys (5 & 2 years old) and I am very concerned about the safety and quality of life in my neighborhood and the dangers posed by stealth dorms.” […]

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