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A New Way Forward, With Everyone’s Input

February 5, 2015 | By: Heidi Gerbracht, RECA VP of Public Policy

Austin City Council should value public input no matter how it is shared, so the public can trust them to make decisions informed by the full spectrum of community views.

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Create More Housing Supply

January 23, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

To improve the current affordability picture, RECA is calling for 100,000 new housing units of all types within the city limits.

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30 Days Off the Road

January 12, 2015 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

Is it possible to live, work and play in Austin without an automobile? RECA President Ward Tisdale will spend the next 30 days using alternative transportation options to find out.

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‘Compact and Connected’ is Crucial to City’s Future

December 15, 2014 | By: Heidi Gerbracht, RECA VP of Public Policy

Keeping the phrase 'compact and connected' in the Imagine Austin plan isn't just a minor wording issue. It's crucial to defining the future of our city.

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Affordability Requires More Housing Options

December 1, 2014 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

The affordability crisis in Austin today is rooted in basic supply and demand. Just as Austin’s population has grown and diversified, so must its housing.

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A Way Forward on Transportation

November 17, 2014 | By: Scott Flack, Live Oak Gottesman

Even though voters chose not to approve a roads-and-rail plan, it remains true that we have a mobility crisis in Central Texas that demands a bold response.

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Address Area’s Water Issues Now

October 31, 2014 | By: Pete Dwyer, Dwyer Realty

An adequate and diverse water supply must be front and center to maintain a strong economy and a high quality of life.

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Density is Not a Dirty Word

October 17, 2014 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

Density is a dirty word in many areas of our city, but that must change if Austin is to remain affordable and livable as we continue to grow.

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Roads Must Come With Rail

October 6, 2014 | By: C. Brian Cassidy, Locke Lord LLP

Just as important as the need for new rail infrastructure in Austin is that we address our city’s urgent need to improve our continually increasing roadway congestion.

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Land Development Code Changes Should be Comprehensive

September 22, 2014 | By: K.C. Willis

Austin's land development code changes must be comprehensive, meaningful and enduring.

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