Regulatory Issues


City of Austin Stay Home Work Safe  Order No. 20200529-012

ACEA and others advocated to have this language added to the new City of Austin Order.  Page 12 includes the following:

SECTION 8.   Except for payment of taxes and assessments as provided below, any deadline or expiration date imposed by City code, ordinance, rule, or regulation is SUSPENDED through the term of this Order. All deadlines and expiration dates for site plans, subdivisions, zoning, building permits, and similar development applications or permits are extended until August 15, 2020, or the date they would have normally expired, whichever is later. Notwithstanding the date this Order terminates, this section shall remain in effect until August 15, 2020.


Street Impact Fee Study Report

The City of Austin has completed the Street Impact Fee Study, a two-year analysis and calculation of the costs to fund roadway infrastructure required to meet the needs of new development. The Street Impact Fee Study Report provides the City Council with the maximum allowable roadway impact fee that could be assessed by the City of Austin, complying with Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code.


NOAA Atlas 14 Standards in Round Rock

Update in response to suggestions made by ACEA member Michael Fisher, P.E. in separate conversations, The City of Round Rock Planning and Development Services Department has placed the development scenario’s in the form of a memo on letterhead and posted it to the PDS website in a couple of locations (Land Development page under SDP and SIP sections; see below).