Austin Redistricting Process – Public Input

Hello Neighbors,

It is now time for City of Austin residents to redraw City Council district boundaries.

As you may know, Austin has 10 city council members and a mayor. The mayor is elected by residents citywide and each council member is elected by residents of a geographic district within the city. Austin has a process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten years.

OWANA wanted to let you know how you can participate in this process. A preliminary map has been adopted, and now is the time for residents to comment on that map. You can view a copy of the map here. Public forums will be held on the following dates. Full details, including locations, times, etc for these forums can be found here.

Saturday, Sept 18
Tuesday, Sept 21
Saturday, Sept 25
Tuesday, Sept 28
Saturday, Oct 2

More information on the redistricting process and next steps can be found by visiting the following sites:

Speak Up Austin – Redistricting


September General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our upcoming General Membership meeting, to be held in-person (!) outdoors at Mathews Elementary School, on September 7 at 7pm. Please wear a mask. Access the meeting through the rear entrance of Mathews on Robertson St.

Highlights at the meeting will be:
— A discussion of preventing and reporting neighborhood crime
— A raffle for ACL 3-day passes!
— General update on neighborhood happenings, including park improvements, upcoming events, etc.

A full agenda is in the most recent edition of the OWL newsletter.

Hope to see you there!

March General Membership Meeting

We hope you can join us for our first meeting of 2021, on Tuesday, March 2, at 7pm.

The meeting will be held virtually. Here is information on how to join:

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OWANA December General Membership Meeting

We hope you can join us for our final (virtual) membership meeting of 2020, on Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm. The Zoom link and password are below.

Agenda Items include:
–Information on a proposed bar/restaurant at the former Wiggy’s location at 6th & Blanco
–Update on large projects in the neighborhood, such as the Westline condominiums on 9th St
–Porch-front Christmas caroling on Dec. 19th
–Steering Committee nominations

Meeting ID: 474 967 8778
Passcode: OWANA

Love Where You Live Day

Keep Austin Beautiful is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. They have created a socially-distant way for everyone to participate in making Austin and local neighborhoods more beautiful. This Saturday, November 21, join KAB for ‘Love Where You Live Day’.

Spend 35 minutes picking up some litter, mowing your yard, weeding a garden bed, or raking some leaves, it’s up to you!

Looking forward to seeing our neighborhood look a little bit more beautiful (is that possible?) this weekend!

September (Virtual) General Membership Meeting

The Old West Austin Neighborhood Association (OWANA) invites you to join us for a virtual General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 1 at 7pm. The link and password to the meeting is below. The meeting ‘room’ will open at 6:50pm.

To join:
On your computer or mobile device:

Meeting ID: 773 4222 6087
Password: 483223

Or by phone: You can also call in if you prefer….
Dial:   +1 346 248 7799

ZOOM Help:
If you’re having trouble opening the meeting on your computer or mobile device, you can click this link below for instructions on joining a Zoom meeting:

September 2020 OWANA Virtual General Membership Meeting Agenda 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020  7:00pm to 8:30pm

I. Call to Order (7:00)
II. Approval of Minutes – VOTE
III. Treasurer’s Report – Renae
IV. New Business/Announcements/Special Guests
A. Update on Code Next Lawsuit
V. Committee Reports
A. Zoning
B. Affordable Housing – Marissa
C. Events – Amy
D. Membership – Kate/Andi
E. Parks
F. Technology – Adrienne
G. SC Nominating Committee – Mike
VI. Other Business and Announcements
VII. Adjourn
NOTE: Votes may be taken on any scheduled agenda items.

Neighborhood Help during Social Distancing

OWANA has at least a dozen volunteers who have offered to be a helping hand to anyone who needs assistance with deliveries of food, groceries, or medication during the outbreak.
If you or someone you know is at greater health risk for leaving  home or simply unable to get out, please send an email to with “Old West Austin Help Request” in the subject line with the following info:
1. Your name
2. Your address in the Old West Austin/Clarksville Neighborhood.
3. A phone number where a volunteer can reach you.
4. General description of your need and how soon you need it.

Once we have that information, we’ll share it with one of our volunteers and they will reach out to you directly to get more details. Please let us know if you have any questions.