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No membership dues ever. We want to be as open as possible and part of that is reducing barriers to membership and to voting.
INCLUSIVE AND TRANSPARENT
Everyone in the neighborhood can join and be a part of the community. Renters, property owners, business owners, and homeowners can join. Everyone is welcome since we are all a part of the community. We are the only neighborhood group in Zilker that posts online our voting results, how we communicate voting results to the city council, posts our voter rolls online for independent verification, and allows everyone in Zilker to participate at any time.
Voting on local issues should be easy and everyone should be able to participate. We use a secure online voting system. Anyone in the neighborhood can sign up to vote at any time. We understand that people have busy lives and cant attend all meetings to vote on the issues that they care about. Allowing everyone to vote online allows more people to participate in their community and to better represent the views of everyone in Zilker.
Our monthly meetings are neighbor get-togethers instead of formal meetings. One of our main goals is to create a place where people can get to know their neighbors in person. We help neighbors that need help navigating permitting and variance requests at the city and help the community in any way that we can.
Friends of Zilker is a true neighborhood association, one whose primary goal is to bring neighbors together. We understand that even though we live together we might approach situations from a different perspective and we value all the perspectives that make Zilker the best neighborhood in Austin to live. We strive to use all the tools available to enable all our neighbors to have a voice and to particpate in ways that work for them. Kids are welcome.
We are always happy to welcome new members. To learn how to formally join the group and take part in all online voting please use the Join link above.
We hold meetings roughly once a month. We post meeting dates, times and locations on the listserve and our MeetUp group. Most of our business meetings are held at fibercove and are live cast so members can call in to join the meeting. The board determines what will be voted on based on imput from monthly meetings, but all voting happens online and includes the whole membership. Meetings are a chance to meet neighbors, and we usually have a social gathering after the meeting.
Informal social at the new Artista Rosso Market in the Lamar Union. We will gather at 6pm. This is a kid friendly meeting.
April 26 – Fibercove (1700 S. Lamar) Dual event! Argue about CodeNEXT and learn to fight your property taxes. 6:30pm – 9:00pm 6:30 – 7:00 – Friends of Zilker discussion on CodeNEXT position paper 7:00 – 8:00 – (Option 1) – FoZ CodeNEXT discussion position paper editing session 7:00 – 8:00 – (Option 2) – Read more about April 26 : CodeNEXT Listening Session + Property Tax Workshop (Dual Event)[…]
Mary Sledd and Karen Krajser will be hosting a 78704 Meet the Preschools event at the Sledd Realty office on S. Lamar (2200 S. Lamar). If you are (or will soon be) the parent of a child aged 0-5 this event is for you! Event starts at 6:30. Directors from Kinney Ave Christian, Athena Montessori, Mainspring, Read more about March 28 – Meet the Preschools[…]
Feb 6 – 6pm TLC at the Lamar Union – 1100 S. Lamar Blvd Informal Social Join your neighbors for some food, drinks and check out Zilker’s newest restaurant TLC. TLC is family-friendly with excellent regional Texas food. They also have 30 beers on tap. Join us for a meal or just stop in and say Read more about Feb 6 – Social at TLC[…]
We are thrilled to announce the Lamb Family will be getting a garage door! The “garage door issue” is what inspired Dan Brickley, Mary (Sledd) Owens and Brian Bowers to start Friends of Zilker a few years back. This is a very special “win” for them and for this group. The BoA hearing for them Read more about Board of Adjustment Results : Garage Door Variance[…]
NOTE ATTACHMENT MAPS ARE DRAFTS BIG DAY for Friends of Zilker! We were invited to take part in the ACL stakeholder meeting at the City and we were given a seat at the table (literally) for the first time along with the other neighborhood associations near Zilker Park (WANG, BHNA, BOULDIN, ZNA). Big day! Also Read more about 2017 ACL Stakeholder Meeting Notes[…]
Friends of Zilker monthly meeting. All are welcome. Agenda has not been set yet, but likely topics include upcoming neighborhood service projects and membership drive. We will post updates here when they are available. All are welcome! Meetings are live cast so no need to attend in person, and we do all of our voting Read more about Meeting : Sept 18, 2017[…]
Most of our officers were out of town so instead of a business meeting we had a social for families at Lucy’s on the Fly. The event had a special focus on celebrating the families with kids starting Kindergarten. We had a great turn out of about 20 families and the kids had a blast Read more about Social – Aug 9, 2017[…]
Friends of Zilker does not support Special Event Parking Permits, unless at least 60% of the residents on the street opt in. Friends of Zilker does not support Special Event Permit Parking in our neighborhood, except on a case by case and street by street basis where 60% of residents must opt-in and vote to approve Read more about Voting Record : Special Event Parking Permits[…]
Friends of Zilker supports neighbors seeking variances to add garage doors to open carports. Friends of Zilker supports Zilker residence seeking Board of Adjustment variances to increase FAR to allow for the addition of a garage door(s) on one of the two open sides of a carport. Adding a garage door to a carport that Read more about Voting Record : Garage Door Variance[…]