A few points from today's Austin Chronicle that might be of interest to #ATX residents:
"The city of Austin's Music & Entertainment Division will host a Music Venue Summit next Monday, to discuss areas of interest specific to live music venue owners and management. The Fire, Police, and Development Services departments will present info on: Security and Safety Planning, the Sound Ordinance, Occupant Load Cards, the proposed Entertainment License, and the Music Venue Loan Program. City Music Czar Don Pitts noted that the summit "is in direct response to the Music Industry Census" his department did last summer, where venues cited "an inconsistency with city communication and enforcement as an issue for their business." Monday, Jan. 25, 3-5pm, at the Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. It's free and open to the public, but pre-registration is encouraged via: www.goo.gl/forms/3ScKjvp1UU.
What to Do for the Next 11 Months? The Land Development Code Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 4-7pm, to discuss the 2016 work plan, and to elect new officers. Sign up for regular CodeNEXT updates at www.austintexas.gov/codenext.
The City's Art in Public Places Program seeks to commission artists for three unique public art projects: the Austin Convention Center Garage, some number of fire stations, and the TEMPO 2016 Temporary Public Art Project. They're holding an Artist Information Meeting on the first of those at the Cultural Arts Division offices at 201 E. Second, on Thursday, Jan. 28, noon-1pm. See info on all three projects at www.tinyurl.com/austinaipp.
The new Montopolis Recreation and Community Center will be a joint use facility between Parks and Recreation and Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services. Two Community Visioning Workshops will describe "the planning of access to the new facility, how it connects to the community, and how the building and its amenities fit on the site." Thursday, Jan. 21, 6:30-8:30pm at Allison Elementary School Cafeteria, 515 Vargas; and Saturday, Jan. 23, 10am-noon at Montopolis Rec Center, Rm. 1, 1200 Montopolis Dr. See the project page at www.austintexas.gov.
Little Stacy Park improvements: PARD will host a final public meeting to show the latest design concepts and get community feedback. Saturday, Jan. 23, 9-11am at Travis Heights Elementary School, 2010 Alameda. See the project webpage at www.austintexas.gov/department/little-stacy-park.
The Lamar Beach Master Plan: PARD will host a public meeting, to present the refined draft master plans for this massive area of parkland on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake, running from Lamar Boulevard west to Austin High School, and encompassing Austin Pets Alive, the Texas Rowing Center, and youth athletic fields. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 6:30-8:30pm in the Austin High Cafeteria, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez. More info: www.austintexas.gov.
Govalle Pool improvements: PARD will host a first public meeting, with design consultant Asakura Robinson presenting the key elements of a neighborhood pool, design constraints, and layout options, and taking feedback on priorities for programming. Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:30-8pm at Parque Zaragoza Rec. Center, 2608 Gonzales. See more at www.austintexas.gov."