Imagine Austin Working Groups Second Meeting Planning and Development Review Department
<ul><li>What We Will Cover </li></ul><ul><li>Results from the Kick-Off Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Process for Prioritized ...
Kick-Off Meeting
Process for Prioritized Actions Brainstorming Consolidating Assessing   —  break — Winnowing & refining —  break —  Priori...
Started at Kick-Off.  Continuing tonight with review and search for missing ideas. Process for Prioritized Actions Brainst...
Between tonight and our next meeting: group similar actions together and apply an overall statement. Process for Prioritiz...
At the next meeting: Review consolidated actions & identify their strengths and challenges. Process for Prioritized Action...
Begin winnowing the recommendations, looking for ways to strengthen them, and begin heading towards priorities. Process fo...
All of the Working Groups will reconvene together, in a joint meeting, to identify draft priorities from among all actions...
Process for Growth Concept Map Building understanding Identify major issues —  break: sub-groups meet Review first draft o...
Started at Kick-Off by working through the Development Types. Continue tonight by reviewing examples of Growth Concept Map...
Reviewing the Preferred Scenario and issues identified by the Task Force, Planning Commission, & City Council. Process for...
Sub-groups are composed of the interests identified for each issue. Each sub-group looks at one issue only. Process for Gr...
Process for Growth Concept Map Building understanding Identify major issues -- break: sub-groups meet Review first draft o...
Community Forum Series #4 After the Working Groups Broad public engagement to review the first draft of the Comprehensive ...
Process Questions
Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
1 2 4 3 How it works Four  20-minute  blocks of time Pick a table  & work its activity After 20 minutes,  change tables  o...
Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
Getting beyond policy language to a plan that engages people with different ways of understanding the city. Tonight’s Exer...
<ul><li>Identify key concepts you’ve been dealing with that the general public may have trouble understanding </li></ul><u...
Complete Communities is a mix of ideas about how to ensure that Austin works well for everyone Tonight’s Exercises Create ...
<ul><li>Review material at your table </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm ideas for how Complete Communities can make a better Au...
Broken out by Working Group & by topics within each Working Group Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Com...
<ul><li>Review the results </li></ul><ul><li>  Are there any gaps? </li></ul><ul><li>Are any actions unclear? </li></ul>To...
<ul><ul><li>Think of the kinds of things the City can do: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulations & incentives </li></ul></...
A visual concept for growth and preservation Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Revie...
<ul><li>Review the examples </li></ul><ul><li>Identify elements you like </li></ul><ul><li>Identify elements you don’t lik...
Develop criteria for  setting priorities later in the process Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communi...
<ul><li>Review the material at your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm ideas for criteria.  </li></ul><ul><li>Think in te...
1 2 4 3 How it works Four  20-minute  blocks of time Pick a table  & work its activity After 20 minutes,  change tables  o...
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  • Introduce staff by having them stand or raise hands.
  • Agenda for the night. If you couldn’t make it to the Kick-Off or the Orientation meetings, you can get caught up on the process and what we’ve done so far at the website.
  • Thanks to everyone who came out. Good attendance across four meetings March 26 and April 2. Lots of energy, lots of good ideas. Want to continue that work tonight and throughout the future meetings.
  • I’m now going to talk through the process for producing clear priorities for the Comp Plan.
  • Brainstorming started at the Kick-Off meeting two weeks ago when you started coming up with ideas to implement the Strategic Directions. We grouped the Strategic Directions into clusters, and have tables set up for you to review the actions that go along with each cluster. Let us know if there are any big ideas still missing.
  • Not counting what you’ll do tonight, all of the Working Groups have already produced an enormous number of ideas – more than 180 pages worth. Because you were working in small groups, a lot of those were duplicates and even more were very similar. After tonight, staff and the consultants will begin grouping those together and consolidating them into single statements of actions.
  • We’ll bring those back to you so that you can see the consolidated action statements alongside all of the original ideas from last meeting and tonight. We’ll ask you to review them and to start assessing their strengths and challenges. That’ll close out the first set of Working Group meetings. We’ll take a break from meeting as a large group for three or four weeks.
  • After the break, we’ll reconvene and have the Working Group as a whole begin winnowing the recommendations – seeing which ones have broad support, and starting to work to refine and strengthen them. This’ll be a step toward identifying our priorities.
  • We’ll take another break and then come back together with all of the Working Groups in a single meeting to create a starting list of our key priorities out of all of the actions.
  • As you’ll remember from the Kick-Off meeting, the other major part of the Comp Plan will be the Growth Concept Map, the spatial aspect of our policies for growth and conservation. You will develop the Growth Concept Map from the Preferred Growth Scenario. This process happens alongside the process for creating the prioritized actions.
  • At the last meeting, we gave you an exercise to help us better understand what kinds of places we’re putting on the map. That was partly to help us and partly to help you understand what you’ll be working with. We’re going to continue building that understanding with one of tonight’s tables. We have the Growth Concept Maps from seven different communities that show different ways of presenting the plan. You’ll have an opportunity to review those and tell us what seems useful out of each.
  • At a later meeting, we’ll bring a schematic version of the Preferred Scenario – circles and lines, rather than our current blob. We’ll ask you to review the issues that have already been identified by the Task Force, Planning Commission, and City Council and see if there are any additional issues that need to be discussed. Now, by “issues” we mean the placement of something on the map. For each issue, we’ll also ask you to identify key interests related to it. For example, one of the issues we need to discuss in more detail is how much development do we want to plan for over the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer.
  • During the break, we’ll convene small sub-groups with representatives of each of the issues identified. Each sub-group is working on one issue only. They’ll be asked to look at both map issues and policy issues that relate to the map and try to come to agreement on how to address their issue.
  • As we reconvene after the break, we’ll assemble the work of the sub-groups into the first draft of the Growth Concept Map and will bring that back to the Working Groups to see where we wound up.
  • After the Working Groups have finished, we’ll bring the first draft of the Comprehensive Plan to the public in Community Forum Series #4. We expect to have some unresolved issues, both in terms of action priorities and the Growth Concept Map. We’ll bring those issues to the public and ask them to weigh in and select a direction.
  • Two questions
  • Four main things. The two biggest have already been introduced, at the KickOff. More to say about those in a moment. Want to take a moment to talk about the other two.
  • You’ll have four blocks of about twenty minutes to work on these. Pick a table to start with and begin working on its activity. After twenty minutes, if you’re still really engaged in what you’re working on, you can stay at your table. Otherwise, move on to the next one you’re interested in. That said, if a lot of people are stacking up at one or two tables, please find another one to work. The flipside of that is if you’re at a table that a lot of people want to work at, please try to move on to allow them a chance.
  • Four main things. The two biggest have already been introduced, at the KickOff. More to say about those in a moment. Want to take a moment to talk about the other two.
  • Summarize the statement. We need your help to the striking phrase, photos, and stories that convey why the Comp Plan is important and how its Vision connects to people’s daily lives. Maybe this is a photo of a place we want to build more of, or a story about someone who’s already living the Vision. Or it could be a couple of words that connect the policies we’re working with more directly to the general public. One example of the latter is an idea our Task Force brought to Imagine Austin: Complete Communities.
  • Summarize the statement. We need your help to the striking phrase, photos, and stories that convey why the Comp Plan is important and how its Vision connects to people’s daily lives. Maybe this is a photo of a place we want to build more of, or a story about someone who’s already living the Vision. Or it could be a couple of words that connect the policies we’re working with more directly to the general public. One example of the latter is an idea our Task Force brought to Imagine Austin: Complete Communities.
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further.
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further.
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further. Is there something you missed and want to add?
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further. Is there something you missed and want to add?
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further. Is there something you missed and want to add?
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further.
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further.
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further.
  • This is both an overarching theme of the plan, as well as the core of our idea for how to judge how implementation of the plan is going, through our metrics that we monitor over the long time line of implementing the plan – think decades rather than years. One of our activities for tonight brings y’all in to review what other communities have done with the idea, how it’s already been incorporated into Imagine Austin, and to start fleshing out the idea further.
  • You’ll have four blocks of about twenty minutes to work on these. Pick a table to start with and begin working on its activity. After twenty minutes, if you’re still really engaged in what you’re working on, you can stay at your table. Otherwise, move on to the next one you’re interested in. That said, if a lot of people are stacking up at one or two tables, please find another one to work. The flipside of that is if you’re at a table that a lot of people want to work at, please try to move on to allow them a chance.
  • Imagine Austin Working Group: Meeting 2

    1. 1. Imagine Austin Working Groups Second Meeting Planning and Development Review Department
    2. 2. <ul><li>What We Will Cover </li></ul><ul><li>Results from the Kick-Off Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Process for Prioritized Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Process for Growth Concept Map </li></ul><ul><li>Tonight’s Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Action Review </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Concept Map </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for Prioritizing </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Engaging Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Where to get caught up </li></ul><ul><li>www.ImagineAustin.net/working-groups.htm </li></ul>
    3. 3. Kick-Off Meeting
    4. 4. Process for Prioritized Actions Brainstorming Consolidating Assessing — break — Winnowing & refining — break — Prioritizing
    5. 5. Started at Kick-Off. Continuing tonight with review and search for missing ideas. Process for Prioritized Actions Brainstorming Consolidating Assessing — break — Winnowing & refining — break — Prioritizing
    6. 6. Between tonight and our next meeting: group similar actions together and apply an overall statement. Process for Prioritized Actions Brainstorming Consolidating Assessing — break — Winnowing & refining — break — Prioritizing
    7. 7. At the next meeting: Review consolidated actions & identify their strengths and challenges. Process for Prioritized Actions Brainstorming Consolidating Assessing — break — Winnowing & refining — break — Prioritizing
    8. 8. Begin winnowing the recommendations, looking for ways to strengthen them, and begin heading towards priorities. Process for Prioritized Actions Brainstorming Consolidating Assessing — break — Winnowing & refining — break — Prioritizing
    9. 9. All of the Working Groups will reconvene together, in a joint meeting, to identify draft priorities from among all actions. Process for Prioritized Actions Brainstorming Consolidating Assessing — break — Winnowing & refining — break — Prioritizing
    10. 10. Process for Growth Concept Map Building understanding Identify major issues — break: sub-groups meet Review first draft of Growth Concept Map
    11. 11. Started at Kick-Off by working through the Development Types. Continue tonight by reviewing examples of Growth Concept Maps. Process for Growth Concept Map Building understanding Identify major issues — break: sub-groups meet Review first draft of Growth Concept Map
    12. 12. Reviewing the Preferred Scenario and issues identified by the Task Force, Planning Commission, & City Council. Process for Growth Concept Map Building understanding Identify major issues — break: sub-groups meet Review first draft of Growth Concept Map
    13. 13. Sub-groups are composed of the interests identified for each issue. Each sub-group looks at one issue only. Process for Growth Concept Map Building understanding Identify major issues — break: sub-groups meet Review first draft of Growth Concept Map
    14. 14. Process for Growth Concept Map Building understanding Identify major issues -- break: sub-groups meet Review first draft of Growth Concept Map
    15. 15. Community Forum Series #4 After the Working Groups Broad public engagement to review the first draft of the Comprehensive Plan. Also an opportunity to take unresolved issues back to the public to set direction.
    16. 16. Process Questions
    17. 17. Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    18. 18. 1 2 4 3 How it works Four 20-minute blocks of time Pick a table & work its activity After 20 minutes, change tables or keep working your activity
    19. 19. Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    20. 20. Getting beyond policy language to a plan that engages people with different ways of understanding the city. Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    21. 21. <ul><li>Identify key concepts you’ve been dealing with that the general public may have trouble understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm words, stories and images that would help make it simple and clear to everyone. </li></ul>Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    22. 22. Complete Communities is a mix of ideas about how to ensure that Austin works well for everyone Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    23. 23. <ul><li>Review material at your table </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm ideas for how Complete Communities can make a better Austin </li></ul>Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    24. 24. Broken out by Working Group & by topics within each Working Group Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    25. 25. <ul><li>Review the results </li></ul><ul><li> Are there any gaps? </li></ul><ul><li>Are any actions unclear? </li></ul>Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    26. 26. <ul><ul><li>Think of the kinds of things the City can do: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulations & incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul></ul>Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    27. 27. A visual concept for growth and preservation Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    28. 28. <ul><li>Review the examples </li></ul><ul><li>Identify elements you like </li></ul><ul><li>Identify elements you don’t like </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the representation, not the content. </li></ul>Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    29. 29. Develop criteria for setting priorities later in the process Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    30. 30. <ul><li>Review the material at your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm ideas for criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Think in terms of “yes/no” questions. </li></ul>Tonight’s Exercises Create an Engaging Plan Complete Communities Action Review Growth Concept Map Criteria for Prioritizing
    31. 31. 1 2 4 3 How it works Four 20-minute blocks of time Pick a table & work its activity After 20 minutes, change tables or keep working your activity

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