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A Vision for Austin's Future

As it approaches its 200th anniversary, Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; where leadership comes from its citizens, and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all.

Austin's greatest asset is its people: passionate about our city, committed to its improvement, and determined to see this vision become a reality.

The Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2012, provides us with a framework for realizing this vision. Together we can make it happen.






Imagine Austin Newsletter - January Edition

Check out the latest edition of the Imagine Austin newsletter to get updates and details about all things Imagine Austin.

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CodeNEXT Update:

With the new draft Code set to be publicly released at the end of this month, the CodeNEXT team has been working with City Council to solidify the post-release plan. The first opportunity to engage with the draft Code after its release will be at a public Open House on Wednesday, February 1st, in which attendees can come see the new draft code and learn about the planned public engagement tools and how you can give feedback on the new draft code. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming month!

CodeNEXT: Open House
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Palmer Event Center
Immediately following the event, the CodeNEXT Advisory Group will hold a meeting at the same location (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm).

Check out the CodeNEXT timeline to learn more about the next steps and timeline for this project.


Bea Johnson


Speaker Series | Zero Waste Home: Living Waste Free

Bea and her family are dedicated to living a Zero Waste lifestyle and generate a mere quart of waste per year. In her talk, she'll share insight into her lifestyle and provide listeners with practical solutions to living simply and reducing needless waste. She'll cover the importance of applying the 5R's (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) and also the health benefits, and time and money savings that come with less waste.

This event compliments the City of Austin's goals to reach Zero Waste by 2040, which means keeping at least 90% of discarded materials out of landfills. Visit austintexas.gov/zerowaste to learn more.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Time: sign in begins at 6:30pm; event 7pm - 8:30pm

Location: Mexican American Cultural Center

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