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Planning parking plans

Monday, July 10, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

All Austinites with opinions about parking and events (which is approximately all of them) have a formal opportunity ahead. In response to Parkland Events Task Force recommendations approved by City Council, the Austin Transportation Department is looking for public input for a draft event parking program. The first open house will take place this Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Austin Energy Town Lake Center Assembly Room. Thursday’s meeting will be an informal, drop-in affair focusing on Zilker, Barton Hills and Bouldin Creek neighborhoods. According to a June 30 memo from Austin Transportation Department Director Robert Spillar, the department will finalize a plan and head back to Council for approval following the open house. After that, the city may turn its eye to other neighborhoods for similar work – Festival Beach, Deep Eddy and East Austin were name-checked in the memo (though we aren’t clear on how “East Austin” is a neighborhood). Those looking for more information on parking can head on over to the city’s website as well.

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