MNA Anti-Racism Book Club

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

In June of 2020, Mueller Neighborhood Association issued a BLM Statement. One of our calls to action was to continue educating ourselves about learning and unlearning systemic racism and white supremacy. As a result of our work, MNA now has an Equity Team. Our Equity Team has been working hard to bring residents events that we can all participate in …

Mueller’s Middle School

Taylor Youngblood Mueller Neighborhood Association, Schools and Education Committee

As part of the 2017 Austin ISD Bond Program, the New Northeast Middle School will be built in Mueller to serve the northeast Austin community, with capacity for 800 students. Updates on the site are available at https://austinisd2017bond.org/schools/new-northeast-ms/ and from our Mueller Commission rep who speaks at each MNA General Meeting. MNA also has a Schools committee you can join …

Last Feedback Day: Orange & Blue Rail Lines

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Today, March 12, is the deadline to provide feedback on the Capital Metro Orange and Blue Lines. These light rail lines run through UT, downtown, and the capitol. Visit the Project Connect website at ProjectConnect.com/get-involved during this time to view presentation content and provide feedback as part of the self-guided virtual open houses. You can also share comments via phone, …

Mueller Egg Scramble Coming

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Egg Scrambles are being done on a small scale by interested blocks this year due to COVID. We have many other age-diverse activities planned, such as the Mueller Bunny Neighborhood Cruise, Bunny in the Window, Treasure Hops, Friends & Family Orienteering. For details, please see this page: http://muellerneighborhood.org/scramble/

Smart Water Meter Update

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

The MNA received the following from the company installing the new smart water meters in Mueller. “We hope you are doing well and we appreciate your resilience in light of the recent winter storm. As you may know, Austin Water has been rolling out the pilot for a city smart water meter initiative: the My ATX Water project. This project …

FYI: Introduction to Cooperatives

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

The Austin Housing Cooperative Development Group is sponsoring an online informational presentation in conjunction with the City of Austin. This is offered to the public free of charge. While there are no plans for cooperative housing in Mueller, you can learn about the basics of the Cooperative Business Model with a particular focus on co-ops as a tool to create …

Mueller Neighborhood

Mueller Commission Meets Tonight

Taylor Youngblood Front Porch Flyer

The Mueller Commission, also known as the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport PIAC, monthly meeting is scheduled tonight, Tuesday, March 9th at 6:00PM (Virtual). This commission chartered by the City of Austin monitors and oversees developments at Mueller. Commissioners are appointed by the Austin City Council. Agendas and minutes are posted at http://bit.ly/Mueller_Commission_Agendas. Meeting dates are posted at http://bit.ly/Mueller_Commission. The Mueller Commission meets the Second Tuesday of each month (except …

MNA Steering Committee Special Meeting, February 25, 2021

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

MNA Steering Committee Special Meeting, February 25, 2021 MNA Special MeetingLocation: Telemeeting (ViaZoom)Time: 7:30 pmDate: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Attendees: Taylor Youngblood, John Thomas, Koreena Malone, Damaris Nicholson; Dale Cannedy, Ted Herr, Marta White, Pat DiSanza, Laurene Jacob, Jason Sears, Josh LudlowAgenda: Discuss Kensington’s request to become affordable housing. Koreena provided personal experience in living in an affordable housing unit …

New Stop Signs Coming

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

More stop signs are coming to Mueller: – at Philomena and Berkman– at Zach Scott and Tilley – at Zach Scott and Vaughan– at Aldrich and McBee (near B.D. Riley’s and Colleen’s Kitchen) The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) completed traffic studies at select Mueller intersections, and has determined all-way stop signs are warranted. ATD anticipates these stop signs will be …

December 2020 Mueller Commission Update

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Rick Krivoniak, Vice Chair, Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Plan Implementation Advisory Commission from the December 2020 Front Porch Flyer Mueller’s affordable housing program was on the agenda for November’s Commission meeting. The program is still very successful, though the pandemic has had an impact. A few families have required some financial assistance, and it’s anticipated that early 2021 may …

Mueller Restaurants Stay in Business While Helping Local Families

Alison Raffalovich Front Porch Flyer

By Lila Valencia, from the December 2020 Front Porch Flyer March 2020 brought record low unemployment and a nationwide economic boom. Locally, stages were being set for SXSW, Aldrich Street was bustling with patrons awaiting their restaurant reservation times, and AISD students were enjoying their Spring Break. All that changed on March 19th when Governor Abbott signed an executive order …

Patience 2021

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Judith and Steve Katzman, from the January 2021 Front Porch Flyer We want this to be over. We’re in a New Year. We’ve been adaptable enough and don’t feel like we’re asking too much. Pandemic fatigue kicked in long ago. While the vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, we are definitely still in the tunnel. …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes 03.03.21

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Mueller Neighborhood Steering Committee, March 3, 2021Location: Telemeeting (viaZoom)Time: 7:00 pmDate: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 • Attendees: Taylor Youngblood, Damaris Nicholson, Koreena Malone, Ted Herr, Dusty Harshman, Dale Cannedy-Azim; David Neider; Jason Sears; Pat Disanza; Laurene Jacob; Marta WhiteTreasurer Report- John Thomas• Provided update on profit/loss from January 2021-March 3, 2021• Received contributions and new donor from 5 Point Paint …

Back to Normal?

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

by Judith and Steve Katzman From the March 2021 Front Porch Flyer print edition As Americans, we love our freedom. We all look forward to being free of masks, social distancing, and a virus that could outpace us. We want out of restrictions and confinement.  Ironically, confinement has expanded our space. In the quiet and absence of “normal” in 2020, …

Mueller’s Bike Lanes: Respect and Sharing

Alison Raffalovich Front Porch Flyer

By Andrew Clements, Co-Chair, Mueller Neighborhood Association Transportation & Urban Planning Committee (from the March 2021 print edition of the Front Porch Flyer) Mueller is fortunate in our opportunities for outdoor activity, including our parks, extensive sidewalk network, and dedicated bicycle lanes. Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, a walk or bicycle ride around the neighborhood is a welcome relief, perhaps …

Building a Community that is Practicing Anti-Racism

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Koreena Malone  Chair, MNA Engagement and Inclusion Committee (from the March 2021 print edition of the Front Porch Flyer) Part II – Mueller and East Austin History As the neighborhood started to evolve, so did my conversations about Mueller’s long and underlying issues around both systemic and institutional racism. This means we needed to take a look about how …

Are You Ready to Scramble?

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Ted Herr from the March 2021 Front Porch Flyer print edition Hello Neighbors!  The Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee will again be sponsoring small events on April 3 as socially distanced alternatives to the traditional egg scramble and community fair. The events lined up so far include: A window-based egg hunt in the style of the teddy bear hunt …