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FAN Membership’s Austin City Council Endorsements Based on Neighborhood Inclusion and Diversity

For the first time in Austin’s history, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN), empowered by a vote of its membership, has based City Council candidate and bond initiative endorsements on the principles of neighborhood inclusion and diversity. In keeping with all of FAN’s voting practices to date, the membership voted and issued endorsements when choices reached a Read more about FAN Membership’s Austin City Council Endorsements Based on Neighborhood Inclusion and Diversity[…]

Council Candidate AMAs

Reddit AMAs with City Council Candidates in 2016

FAN will be hosting online candidate Q&A forums over the next month on the popular site Reddit.com. Registered users of the site can tune in during the hour of each Candidate’s scheduled AMA Forum (Ask Me Anything) to ask questions or read along as other users post their own. We hope this provides our FAN Read more about Reddit AMAs with City Council Candidates in 2016[…]

2016 Election Results | Annual Meeting | Upcoming Year

Hello Friends, the results are in and if you hadn’t checked the Votes page, the newest Board of Directors has been decided upon after the conclusion of our Annual Meeting. Election Results:   You can check all of the stats on the Votes tab, but the summary here lays out our newest Board makeup: President Read more about 2016 Election Results | Annual Meeting | Upcoming Year[…]

FAN Election and Board Candidate Bios

This year’s Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) annual meeting is coming up. During the annual meeting, the membership will elect board members. WHAT: FAN Annual Meeting WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 2016 to Monday, July 11, 2016 WHERE: In the FAN forum and using secure online ballots The meeting will also include an in-person component on Read more about FAN Election and Board Candidate Bios[…]

FAN Supports Housing Type Diversity

In April 2016, the membership of Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) voted to urge city officials to allow for greater housing type diversity throughout the city. Our housing type diversity resolution and letter was as follows: FAN stands for an inclusive Austin that welcomes people of all socioeconomic backgrounds throughout the city. When our policies Read more about FAN Supports Housing Type Diversity[…]

FAN Supports Proposition 1 on the May 2016 Ballot

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, Read more about FAN Supports Proposition 1 on the May 2016 Ballot[…]

Blue Bonnet Hills Local Historic District

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: Read more about Blue Bonnet Hills Local Historic District[…]

FAN Supports Small Lot Amnesty

Friends of Austin Neighborhoods members voted and overwhelmingly passed the following resolution regarding small lot amnesty. 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: http://www.atxfriends.org/join/ More information can Read more about FAN Supports Small Lot Amnesty[…]

FAN Short Term Rentals and Accessory Dwelling Units Resolution Passes

Friends of Austin Neighborhoods members voted and overwhelmingly passed the following resolution regarding short term rentals and accessory dwelling units. 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: Read more about FAN Short Term Rentals and Accessory Dwelling Units Resolution Passes[…]