virtual open house set
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, in collaboration with the city of San Marcos, has announced the San Marcos Platinum Planning Study Virtual Open House and online survey, which will run through Sept. 28.
The study aims to identify needs and strategies to support potential transportation and development planning efforts in the community.
The study will focus on evaluating three transportation corridors: Guadalupe/Texas 123, Texas 80/Hopkins Road, and a potential new north-south connection east of Interstate 35. It will suggest improvements for transportation users including motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The study will also examine several activity centers to create concepts for transportation and connections to housing, jobs and services.
Participants may attend the virtual open house by visiting smtxstudy.com to see an overview of the study and complete an interactive survey.
Deadline nears to apply
for redistricting panel
The city auditor has less than three weeks to recruit Austinites to apply for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
The panel will be responsible for redrawing the City Council districts and shaping Austin’s future. The Applicant Review Panel will select 60 of the most qualified applicants for the redistricting commission. Three independent auditors with CPAs will be selected to serve on the panel.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 30. To apply, visit redistrictatx.org.
ACC hosts session
for DACA students
Austin Community College and American Gateways will host a virtual information session from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday for students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
This is the opportunity to ask questions or express concerns for DACA recipients. The presentation is open to all, not just DACA recipients. Attendees will be asked to respect the presentation, as it is intended to be an open and safe space.
To register: bit.ly/3mayYVS.
for lake cleanup
Registration is open for the 26th annual Lake Travis Cleanup, which will be Oct. 18-24 at beaches and areas of Lake Travis.
The cleanup this year will feature various ways to help clean safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants can work from home by becoming a community ambassador and cleaning their own neighborhoods; virtually by watching videos, lessons, panel discussions and history lessons; in the parks with small groups of eight to 10; and in the water with dive groups.
To register: eventbrite.com/o/lake-travis-cleanup-30352955734.