Meeting June 10, 2015

Zilkerites – come see what Friends of Zilker is all about. We will be holding our first general meeting on Wed June 10, 2015 at 7pm at Fibercover 1700 S Lamar Blvd #338, 78704


Meet and Greet – 7pm

Friends of Zilker

FiberCove , 1700 S. Lamar Blvd

6/10/2015 – 7pm – First General Meeting


Meeting called to order at 7:30pm

Total attendance : 16 people

Friends of Zilker Council Members in Attendance


Dan B

Mary S

Brian B

Traci C

Jennie M

Craig P

Board Members introductions, website introduction and brief bylaws discussion.


Introduction of organizations :

Open to Zilker homeowners, renters, business owners and landlords

Democratic representation of all members through online voting

Dedicated to community improvement

No dues

Discussion of online voting and the mechanics of Helios Voting systems. All members identities are confirmed by a Friends of Zilker Board Member before being granted access to the ability to vote online. Outcomes of votes will be stored on FOZ website, but do not show how each member voted.. Board members will relay voting results to City Council / Friends of Austin Neighborhoods even if the results are contrary to the Board Members personal beliefs.

Discussion of why a new neighborhood association is needed. Board reiterates organizations desire to be inclusive of all interested parties in Zilker. Also discussed importance of allowing all members to vote on matters instead of granting voting rights to members of the Neighborhood Council.

Recommendation made to find Social Chair to help do outreach. Group is in general agreement this is a good idea, but no one volunteered for the job. Members discuss possible social event on July 4.

Membership report : 20 Registered Members

Treasury report : $0

Next meeting is set for July 8. Same time and same location.