Breaking: Austin Moving on from CodeNEXT
"CodeNext appears all but dead after more than half of the Austin City Council have gone on record in favor of scrapping the city’s $8 million rewrite to the city’s land development code," reports Philip Jankowski.
An online message board for the city's political leadership provided the forum for CodeNEXT's likely demise. First Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and then five City Council members, suggested that the city scrap the comprehensive Land Development Code reform process. Councilmembers Delia Garza, Greg Casar, Jimmy Flannigan, and Sabino “Pio” Renteria also posted draft legislation to do just that [pdf].
CodeNEXT was intended to implement a Land Development Code that could further the goals expressed in the 2012 Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.