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City of Austin Environmental Commission: An advisory board to members of the Austin City Council. Its purview includes "all projects and programs which affect the quality of life for the citizens of Austin." In many cases, this includes development projects.
Lake Austin Overlay: The Lake Austin Overlay includes land located within 1000 feet of Lake Austin. Properties within the overlay are subject to development and environmental regulations intended to protect the city's drinking water supply.
Lake Austin Task Force: The Lake Austin Task Force, now disbanded, recommends regulations and enforcement of regulations to promote, preserve and protect Lake Austin. The group was dissolved after the completion of their Lake Austin Task Force recommendations, which were presented to City Council.