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It’s here (kind of)

Monday, February 12, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Today is the day, folks. The third draft of CodeNEXT comes out today, and now the real debate can begin. Draft three is the official city staff policy recommendation, and it will be presented today at City Hall at 5 p.m. Following the presentation, city staff will answer questions from the public at a community open house in the atrium, until 7 p.m. A Feb. 8 memo explains the process from there. After the release of the draft, it explains, there is ample room for public comment. Comments can be submitted on the draft text and map at and, respectively. The city will also be taking general comments through email (, at commission meetings ( and, starting on Feb. 15, Austinites can make an appointment to talk about the drafts in person by calling 512-974-3583. And, if you are eager to read a bunch about CodeNEXT right NOW, you can go check out what Mayor Steve Adler and Council members Ann Kitchen and Alison Alter have to say. On Friday, the trio dropped a list of more than 50 goals for the Land Development Code rewrite on the City Council Message Board.

This whisper has been corrected. The phone number for feedback on CodeNEXT will be a means to make appointments, not a hotline to talk about the rewrite.

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