May 2017 Votes - New Land Development Code and Ping Pong

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May 2017 Votes - New Land Development Code and Ping Pong

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Question #1
I swear and affirm that I am the person for whom this ballot was intended, I am eligible to vote, and I am not voting under anyone else's direction.

Question #2
PREFACE: According to the City of Austin’s website, “CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to rewrite and simplify our outdated and complicated Land Development Code. The Land Development Code sets requirements for what, where, and how much can be built in Austin.” “The Land Development Code has a significant impact on our daily lives, from shaping the kinds of places where we live, work, and hang out, to influencing the design of our streets and public spaces.” The Land Development Code determines everything from how easy it is for you to remodel your home to what amenities are allowed near you to allowing more affordable housing for lower income families. More information about CodeNEXT can be found here: VOTE: Friends of Hyde Park supports a new modernized land development code applying to Hyde Park that helps housing affordability for renters and homeowners, reduces economic and racial segregation and income inequality, improves transportation across our neighborhood, and is based on current research for smart land use regulations. A new land development code should allow property owners to choose to build more affordable “Missing Middle” housing options in the interior of the neighborhood that fits in with the historic character of our neighborhood while allowing more housing options for renters (Garage apartments, smaller homes on smaller lots, townhouses, bungalow courts, triplexes, fourplexes, etc. More information here: The land development code should streamline and shorten the permitting process, which would make it easier for homeowners when doing remodels or adding additions. The new code should allow a more walkable and bikeable neighborhood, amenities and restaurants located near neighborhoods, allow more housing to be built near corridors and major roads, help reduce car dependence throughout the city in order to reduce traffic and commute times, provide open spaces and parks, and help provide more opportunities for families with children and people of all income levels to live in our central Austin neighborhoods.

Question #3
Friends of Hyde Park supports the Friends of Hyde Park board, other Friends of Hyde Park members, or Friends of Shipe Park to seek funding for a permanent ping pong table and other recreational amenities for Shipe Park.

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