Author Archives: Friends of the Parks of Austin

AIPP and the Alliance Children’s Garden in Butler Park

by Larry Akers Friends of the Parks of Austin Stakeholder, Town Lake Park Community Project One of the issues we will be facing in the planning process is guidance on the planning and design of the Alliance Children’s Garden. The … Continue reading

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Suggested Policy Change for Art Acquisitions in Town Lake Park

by Larry Akers Friends of the Parks of Austin Stakeholder, Town Lake Park Community Project Although most of master planning effort of the stakeholder group for Town Lake Park focuses on physical layout and design, there is one policy aspect … Continue reading

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City Reverses Illegal Transfer of Venue Funds to Tourism and Promotion Fund

In September, 2011, City of Austin Financial Director Leslie Browder announced that the City was reversing its policy of making annual transfers from the Town Lake Park Venue Fund to the Tourism and Promotion Fund. The policy of transferring $125,000-$130,000 … Continue reading

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Illegal Transfer of Venue Funds to Tourism and Promotion Fund

For the past three fiscal years, the City of Austin has engaged in an illegal transfer of funds from the Town Lake Park Community Events Center Venue Project Revenue Fund to the City’s Tourism and Promotion Fund. For the current … Continue reading

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Text of Grievance Against City Attorney Filed with State Bar of Texas

The following is the text portion of a grievance filed with the State Bar of Texas by Larry Akers against the City Attorney of the City of Austin in June, 2011, relating to positions the City Attorney has taken regarding … Continue reading

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Parking for the Long Center and Palmer Events Center — Background and Misdirected Criticism

Allegations have resurfaced that the Bouldin Neighborhood Association has thwarted attempts to provide adequate venue-based parking for the Long Center and Palmer Events Center. This note relates the history of the project as relates to parking and should put to … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Town Lake Park? — Updated

Whatever Happened To Town Lake Park? (Hint: It’s About the Money) by Larry Akers Friends of the Parks of Austin Stakeholder Representative Town Lake Park Community Project Visitors might enjoy a visit to Auditorium Shores or Butler Park (collectively Town … Continue reading

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