Our neighborhoods should be inclusive and friendly, welcome new residents, encourage participation by the full diversity of neighborhood stakeholders, and offer a diverse, abundant, and affordable choice of housing options.
The community needs a neighborhoods-based voice that is inclusive, innovative, and supportive of neighborhood improvement rather than the unsustainable status quo.
A diverse array of housing options not currently available are compatible with existing neighborhoods, can help make our city affordable, and can contribute to the vitality of our neighborhoods.
Austin neighborhoods must continually evolve with the changing needs of the City, and we recognize such natural change presents opportunities to improve our neighborhoods. Accordingly, we support the kinds of changes that will enhance the affordability, inclusivity, connectivity, mobility, and quality of life in our neighborhoods.
We’re the voice of inclusive neighborhoods in Austin, welcoming abundant and diverse housing and residents of all socio-economic backgrounds. Recognizing that we all live in neighborhoods, we strive to provide broader and more effective neighborhood representation for the people of Austin.
We welcome everyone as members. Your neighborhood association can become a member. If your neighborhood association is not a member, or you don’t feel your neighborhood association represents your values, you can become an at large member. We can even help you create a new neighborhood association in your neighborhood. All we ask is that you enthusiastically support the FAN vision.
Members of FAN work with each other to share ideas and best practices for improving neighborhoods, keep themselves informed about city policies, take positions to influence policies that affect our neighborhoods, and organize social events that all members can enjoy.
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In January 2016, the membership of Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) voted to oppose onerous new regulations that would jeopardize the choices and benefits ride sharing (e.g. Uber and Lyft) provided after the Austin City Council originally legalized and regulated it in 2014. Our ride sharing resolution and letter was as follows: Ride sharing companies,[…]
The following blog entry is by Roger L. Cauvin, the current president of Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) and a director on the board of the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA). One of the Ten Commandments is: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. But many of us are[…]
Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) will hold an online election for its board of directors beginning Wednesday 9/30/2015 at 10 am and ending Wednesday 10/7/2015 at 10 am. During this time period, FAN’s member neighborhood associations and caucus of at-large individual members will vote for President, Treasurer, Secretary and four other board members. A current[…]
Friends of Austin Neighborhoods members voted and overwhelmingly passed the following resolution regarding the Blue Bonnet Hills Local Historic District. An email/letter will be sent to the city council letting them know our position. In order to vote on these issues in the future and become a member of FAN, please visit the link here:[…]