You now have until December 5 to file your electronic protest to protect your home and neighborhood from the City of Austin’s latest rezoning plan.
The council set a December 7 council meeting for action on the proposed code amendments. This allows additional time to file electronic protests. File your electronic protest by December 5 to ensure it is filed in time.
The city is needlessly contesting the use of electronic protests even though it has been sent an outside attorney opinion letter supporting electronic protests and rejecting the city’s position. To also file by mail, make sure your mailed protest is postmarked no later than November 30, 2023.
The city’s plan threatens to raise property taxes, force longtime residents to sell, and dismantle Austin’s single-family neighborhoods.
It is a two-phased plan that, if approved, will allow a 5,000-square-foot lot to be subdivided into two lots to hold a total of six units, and a 7,500-square-foot lot could be turned into three lots, with a total of nine units. Larger lots could be subdivided even further and hold dozens of units. This map shows if your home is impacted. Phase 1 goes before the council on December 7, 2023.
File a protest to Phase 1, which allows three units per lot, Short Term Rentals (STRs) without existing limitations, removes occupancy limits in single-family neighborhoods, and sets the stage for Phase 2.